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How to Replace Gas Fuel Tank Skid Plate 98-12 Ford Ranger

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How to Replace Gas Fuel Tank Skid Plate 98-12 Ford Ranger

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to remove, install and replace the fuel tank skid plate in a 2001 Ford Ranger

  1. step 1 :Removing the Skid Plate
    • Remove the four 13mm bolts from the skid plate
    • Have an assistant hold the skid plate
    • Lower the skid plate from the gas tank
  2. step 2 :Installing the Skid Plate
    • Have your assistant hold the skid plate in place
    • Install the two 13mm bolts that hold the skid plate to the frame rail
    • Install the remaining two 13mm bolts

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Assistant

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions

    Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

    13mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

    15mm Wrench

Installation Video
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Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. We're dedicated to delivering quality auto parts, expert customer service, fast and free shipping, all backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee. Visit us at 1AAuto.com, your trusted source for quality auto parts.

In this video, we're going to working with our 2001 Ford Ranger. We're going to show you how to remove and replace the gas tank skid plate on properly equipped vehicles. If you like this video, please click subscribe. We have a ton more information on this and many other vehicles and if you ever needs parts for your truck, you can follow the link down in the description over to 1AAuto.com.Here are the items you'll need for this repair.

Remove the 13 millimeter bolt at the front of the skid plate with a socket and ratchet. There's also one on the frame rail of the driver's side. There's another 13 millimeter bolt at the top up on the bed support in the center of the truck. If the captured nut on the back breaks loose, you may have to reach up into the bed support rail here and secure the back with a 15 millimeter wrench. The last 13 millimeter bolt is located at the rear of the skid plate on the frame on the driver's side. You may need a helper to hold the skid plate. Now, this bolt is pretty rusty, so what we're doing here is bringing it out as far as we can and then tightening it back up, and loosening it again. Once that bolts out, you and your helper can lower the skid plate down from the gas tank.

Have a helper hold up and align the skid plate. It's easiest to install the two bolts along the frame first. Once the frame bolts are reinstalled, your helper doesn't have to support the skid plate anymore and you can move on to install the rest of your hardware.

Thanks for watching. Visit us at 1AAuto.com for quality auto parts, fast and free shipping, and the best customer service in the industry.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Assistant

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 13mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 15mm Wrench


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