Remove the fuel tank for flushing or replacement
Preparing the car for the task. It is desirable that the tank is empty.
We install the car on a lift or a viewing ditch.
Relieve the fuel pressure in the power system and disconnect the wiring harness connector from the fuel module cover connector (see article - Repair fuel module Renault Duster).
Remove the muffler together with the pipes (article - Removing elements of the Renault Duster exhaust system) and cardan transmission (article - Renault Duster driveline replacement)
Connecting the filler neck to the filler pipe in the wheel arch of the right rear wheel (Fig. 1)
Disconnect the ground wire tip from the outlet of the filling pipe
Remove the filler cap
Remove the rubber sealing ring from the neck flange.
Using the TorxT-20 wrench, unscrew the two screws securing the neck to the filler pipe
The heat shield of the additional muffler is attached to the bottom of the tank with four caps
Using a Phillips screwdriver, unscrew the piston retainer a few turns
Hooking with a slotted screwdriver, remove the piston.
We also remove three more heat shield clips
Remove one of the parking brake cables from the front holder on the fuel tank
With side cutters, we bite the plastic clamp that fixes the rear holder of the parking brake cable
Remove the cable from the rear holder
We also remove another parking brake cable from two holders on the tank
Under the bottom of the car, two pipes fit to the front of the fuel tank, a pipe connecting to the adsorber and fuel filter
By pressing the latch of the tip (gray) of the fuel supply pipe to the filter, disconnect the tip of the pipe connecting to the fitting of the fuel module cover
We also disconnect the tip of the other tube from the tube connecting to the fuel tank
Fuel tank attachment points
We install an adjustable stop under the fuel tank, placing a wooden block so as not to damage the tank
With a high head at 13, we unscrew the two nuts of the side fastening of the fuel tank
We unscrew the two bolts of the rear and the bolt of the front fastening of the tank
Remove the metal gasket from the tank flange.
We also remove another metal gasket.
Slightly lowering the tank on the stop, we transfer the parking brake cables through it
When lowering the tank, we control the separation of the filler neck and its plastic adapter in connection with the body
We lower the fuel tank on an adjustable stop, holding the filler pipe
Remove the tank assembly with the fuel module.
If necessary, remove the fuel module from the tank.
Install the fuel tank in reverse order.
Fill fuel into the tank, turn on the ignition and check the tightness of the fuel line connections.
On a 4x2 car, the operations for dismantling the fuel tank are almost the same (only there is no operation to remove the driveline) as on a 4x4 car
Location of the fuel tank on a 4x2 vehicle