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How to Replace Fuel Tank Straps 99-06 Chevy Silverado 1500

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  1. step : Removing the Fuel Tank Strap (0:49)
    • Support the gas tank with a jack
    • Remove the four 13mm bolts from the fuel tank shield
    • Pull down the shield
    • Remove the 15mm bolt from the fuel tank strap
    • Pull off the strap
  2. step : Installing the Fuel Tank Strap (2:27)
    • Hang the fuel tank strap in place
    • Insert the 15mm bolt into the strap
    • Repeat these steps for the other fuel tank strap
    • Lower the jack
    • Hang the fuel tank shield from its hangers
    • Insert the four 13mm bolts into the shield

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In this video, the gas tank on our 2005 Chevy Silverado is hanging down, so we looked underneath and noticed that one the straps is broken, so we're going to show you replacing the gas tank straps. This is the same for most of the Chevy and GMC trucks from this generation, 1999 to 2006. You'll need new gas tank straps from 1AAuto.com, jack and jack stands, and 13 to 15 millimeter sockets, with a ratchet and extension.

As we go underneath the truck, you can see there's the strap right there. I'm just going to work it out from between the drive shaft. You can see up in here where it broke off from, right up in there, that slot. We're going to support the gas tank with a jack.

So, you can see this shield is not exactly held on correctly, but there are 13 millimeter bolts on this side: one, two, and then there are two more back towards the back. Remove those bolts and pull that shield down. We'll just fast forward as we do that. Now, there are two bolts . well the bolt that was holding the gas tank strap. We'll let you get a good angle here: right there. It's a 15 millimeter bolt and we're going to remove that.

Here's the new gas tank strap on left from 1AAuto.com and the old one on the right. You can see there's a little bit of a difference up on that bottom, or up on the top corner where it connects to the frame and we went and got just a little bit longer M10 bolt, just help get the tank up in there. Also, our original bolt wasn't looking to good.

You put the strap up into place, just has a tongue that goes into the grove and you'll want to support it with the jack stand, sorry support it with the jack, and then push the bolt up in and just tighten it up. We're going to let the jack back down and then we're going to repeat the same process for that front strap, even though the front straps not broken, it's probably not far behind the rear strap, as far as rusting out. So, we'll replace the front strap using the same method.

With that strap removed, we'll remove the jack out of there and we're going to put our shield back on. It's supposed to hang from the passenger's side of the tank. It hangs from there and then you bolt it on. We'll replace the bolts, but all the hangers on the passenger's side are rusted, so we're just going to use a bungee cord and support it as best we can. You can see right here, those slots in the shield are supposed to go up and hang from the metal that's coming down, but that's no longer there.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Jack Stands

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • M10 x 7cm bolts

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 13mm Socket
  • 15mm Socket

1999 - 2006  Chevrolet  Silverado 1500
2001 - 2006  Chevrolet  Silverado 3500
2001 - 2006  GMC  Sierra 3500
1999 - 2006  GMC  Sierra 1500
2001 - 2003  GMC  Sierra 1500 HD
2001 - 2003  Chevrolet  Silverado 1500 HD
2005 - 2006  Chevrolet  Silverado 1500 HD
2005 - 2006  GMC  Sierra 1500 HD
2001 - 2006  Chevrolet  Silverado 2500 HD
1999 - 2004  Chevrolet  Silverado 2500
2001 - 2006  GMC  Sierra 2500 HD
1999 - 2004  GMC  Sierra 2500

Fuel Tank Straps

Chevrolet GMC Fuel Tank Strap 2 Piece Set TRQ FSA07851

This part replaces:

  • Spectra Premium Industries TNKST183
  • Dorman 578-183
  • OE # 15288145
  • OE # 22868151

Part Details

  • Quantity: 2 Piece Set
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