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Old 27 Sep 2008, 10:00 am   #1 (permalink)
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I just saw something hanging under my car, and see its my gas tank
strap that is broken in half. I have not crawled under yet but does
anybody know if the straps are the only thing holding up the gas tank,
are there bolts also? Car runs great but midwest salt also ruined my
brake and fuel lines, while I was driving they went! Having an old
car even as a spare can be dangerous.
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Old 27 Sep 2008, 12:22 pm   #2 (permalink)
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According to the Autozone free repair guide (Camry exc. AllTrac), each
of the two straps has a thru-bolt at the front and a bolt up into the
chassis at the rear.

From the diagram, you should be able to disconnect the lines/wires
from the trunk, remove the two bolts and lower it. So, yes, besides
the straps you also have fuel lines and wires holding it up. So
better get it fixed.

Others reported using a tranny jack (~$50 on sale) like below helps
with tank removal:

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=39178





On Sep 27, 8:00*am, ransley <Mark_Rans...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> I just saw something hanging under my car, and see its my gas tank
> strap that is broken in half. I have not crawled under yet but does
> anybody know if the straps are the only thing holding up the gas tank,
> are there bolts also? Car runs great but midwest salt also ruined my
> brake and fuel lines, while I was driving they went! *Having an old
> car even as a spare can be dangerous.


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Old 28 Sep 2008, 08:10 am   #3 (permalink)
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On Sep 27, 12:22*pm, johngd...@hotmail.com wrote:
> According to the Autozone free repair guide (Camry exc. AllTrac), each
> of the two straps has a thru-bolt at the front and a bolt up into the
> chassis at the rear.
>
> From the diagram, you should be able to disconnect the lines/wires
> from the trunk, remove the two bolts and lower it. So, yes, besides
> the straps you also have fuel lines and wires holding it up. So
> better get it fixed.
>
> Others reported using a tranny jack (~$50 on sale) like below helps
> with tank removal:
>
> http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=39178
>
> On Sep 27, 8:00*am, ransley <Mark_Rans...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > I just saw something hanging under my car, and see its my gas tank
> > strap that is broken in half. I have not crawled under yet but does
> > anybody know if the straps are the only thing holding up the gas tank,
> > are there bolts also? Car runs great but midwest salt also ruined my
> > brake and fuel lines, while I was driving they went! *Having an old
> > car even as a spare can be dangerous.- Hide quoted text -

>
> - Show quoted text -


On the 4 corners of the tank are holes so I put a drywall screw into
the trunk, next ill try duct tape and bailing wire to keep it in place
maybe even some Liqued Nails
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Old 29 Sep 2008, 11:33 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Or just getting Camry fuel tank straps from rockauto.com. About $27
plus shipping. Probably save you time and work better too.



On Sep 28, 6:10*am, ransley <Mark_Rans...@yahoo.com> wrote:
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> On the 4 corners of the tank are holes so I put a drywall screw into
> the trunk, next ill try duct tape and bailing wire to keep it in place
> maybe even some Liqued Nails


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Old 30 Sep 2008, 07:39 am   #5 (permalink)
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On Sep 29, 11:33*pm, johngd...@hotmail.com wrote:
> Or just getting Camry fuel tank straps from rockauto.com. About $27
> plus shipping. Probably save you time and work better too.
>
> On Sep 28, 6:10*am, ransley <Mark_Rans...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > On the 4 corners of the tank are holes so I put a drywall screw into
> > the trunk, next ill try duct tape and bailing wire to keep it in place
> > maybe even some Liqued Nails- Hide quoted text -

>
> - Show quoted text -


Dropping the tank will be expensive, I might try just adding straps
since its solid now with screws in the flange, its a spare car and the
other day a hum started in the drivetrain when accelerating , so if
its a bearing it will be to expensive now, good car, but here they use
calcium chloride when its real cold and that stuff eats metal.
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Old 30 Sep 2008, 07:48 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Wouldn't the new strap be replaceable without dropping the tank? Take
off two bolts, put a new strap on while holding tank in place, put
back two bolts, repeat. No? Because you have ~120 lbs of fuel for
little screws to hold.



On Sep 30, 5:39*am, ransley <Mark_Rans...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Dropping the tank will be expensive, I might try just adding straps
> since its solid now with screws in the flange, its a spare car and the
> other day a hum started in the drivetrain when accelerating , so if
> its a bearing it will be to expensive now, good car, but here they use
> calcium chloride when its real cold and that stuff eats metal.


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