Replaces

1996-2005 Mercury Sable Fuel Tank Straps

This part replaces:

  • SPECTRA PREMIUM TNKST128

  • New

These fuel tank straps are new, aftermarket straps. They are just what you need to help secure your original or new gas tank to the underside of your vehicle.

If you need to replace your old straps because they are rusted, rotted, or damaged, your gas tank is falling out, or you are complimenting a new fuel tank purchase, rest assured that 1A Auto has all your under car needs!

Fuel tank straps specifications:

  • Comes as a PAIR
    • Strap 1 - Length: 35 inches
    • Strap 2 - Length: 36 1/4 inches
  • Rolled Steel
  • Treated with rust inhibitors for rust protection
  • Direct fit
  • Built to strict quality control standards
  • Fits the following tanks:
    • 16 or 18 Gallon
    • Gas

Note: Buyer will need to reuse original mounting hardware,

These gas tank straps make great replacements and have good cost savings over a dealer set.

In the event this gas tank strap set should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will REPLACE the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser.

 

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

  1. Removing the Wheel (0:42)
    • Loosen the lug nut covers with a 22mm socket
    • Pull off the center cap
    • Loosen the lug nuts with the vehicle on the ground
    • Raise the vehicle with a floor jack
    • Secure the vehicle on jack stands
    • Remove the lug nuts
    • Pull off the wheel
  2. Inspecting the Brakes (1:07)
    • Check for gouges on both sides of the rotor
    • Check the thickness of the brake pads
  3. Removing the Brake Pads (1:22)
    • Remove the two 12mm bolts from the brake caliper
    • Attach a large C-clamp to the brake pads
    • Turn the C-clamp to push in the brake caliper pistons
    • Alternatively pry the pads into the caliper with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull the caliper aside
    • Pry the brake pads off with a flat blade screwdriver
  4. Removing the Brake Rotor (2:11)
    • Remove the two 18mm bolts from the brake caliper bracket
    • Pull off the brake caliper bracket
    • Pull the rotor off
  5. Disconnecting the Emergency Brake (2:44)
    • Remove the 8mm bolt from the emergency brake bracket
    • Pull off the emergency brake bracket
    • Pull off the emergency brake shoe
    • Pull the emergency brake cable out of its bracket
    • Pull the emergency brake cable off its clip
  6. Removing the Backing Plate (3:17)
    • Remove the four 18mm bolts from the backing plate
    • Strike the back of the backing plate with a hammer
    • Pull the emergency brake assembly forward
    • Break the backing plate apart with a hammer and screwdriver or wire cutters
  7. Installing the New Backing Plate (4:59)
    • Push the lower part of the backing plate onto the emergency brake assembly
    • Push the upper part of the backing plate onto the emergency brake assembly
    • Connect the two parts of the backing plate with their tabs
    • Slide the backing plate back
    • Push the rubber pad into place between the backing plate and the emergency brake
    • Insert the four 18mm bolts into the backing plate
  8. Reconnecting the Emergency Brake (6:38)
    • Pull the cap out of the emergency brake adjuster
    • Push the emergency brake rod in through the backing plate
    • Push the cap back into the emergency brake adjuster
    • Clip the emergency brake cable into the rod
    • Grip the emergency brake spring with vise-grip pliers
    • Pull the spring up
    • Have an assistant pull the emergency brake cable into the bracket
    • Put the emergency brake bracket into place
    • Insert the 8mm bolt into the bracket
    • Push the emergency brake shoe into place
    • Line up one brake shoe tab onto the adjuster
    • Pry the other tab onto the adjuster with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Turn the adjuster wheel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • The adjuster should be set so that the brake rotor slides on with some resistance
  9. Installing the New Brake Rotor (8:41)
    • Slide the rotor on
    • Thread on one lug nut to hold the rotor in place
    • Put the bracket back into place
    • Start the 18mm bolts by hand
    • Tighten the bolts to 85 foot-pounds of torque
    • Remove the placeholder lug nut
  10. Installing the New Brake Pads (9:34)
    • Install the new brake pads into the bracket
    • Put the caliper on
    • Thread the two 12mm bolts by hand
    • Tighten bolts to 30 foot-pounds
  11. Reattaching the Wheel (10:06)
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the lug nuts by hand
    • Tighten the lug nuts preliminarily
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 100 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern
    • Reattach the center cap
    • Tighten the lug nut covers with a 22mm socket
  12. Testing the Brakes (10:45)
    • Pump your brakes repeatedly until they feel firm
    • Test your brakes at 5 miles per hour and then 10 miles per hour
    • Road test the vehicle

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Hammer
  • Jack Stands
  • Large C-Clamp

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Vise Grip Pliers
  • Wire Cutters

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 12mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket
  • 22mm Socket
  • 8mm Socket

How-to Video:

(11:15 min)

Tools List:

    General Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Hammer
  • Jack Stands
  • Large C-Clamp

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Vise Grip Pliers
  • Wire Cutters

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 12mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket
  • 22mm Socket
  • 8mm Socket



This part replaces:

  • SPECTRA PREMIUM TNKST128

Vehicle Fit

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  • 1996-2005 Mercury Sable Fuel Tank Straps
$27.95
Part #: 1AFTS00095

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