How to Remove the Fuel Tank from a Ford Tractor

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Things You'll Need

  • Adjustable wrench

  • Battery post puller

  • Combination pliers

  • Helper

Henry Ford built the first experimental tractor in 1907. Since that time, many different models of Ford tractors have rolled off the assembly line and headed for farm fields around the world. Many Ford tractor owners perform their own mechanical repairs on-site to save time and money. When the work requires the removal of the fuel tank, the Ford tractor owner with the proper tools and basic mechanical knowledge can do the job in 30 minutes.


Step 1

Disconnect the positive (+) post on the battery using an adjustable wrench and a battery post puller.

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Step 2

Turn the fuel shut-off valve to the "Off" position. The valve is located on the right side of the fuel tank, as viewed from the rear. Turn the valve handle in a clockwise direction.

Step 3

Remove the hood of the tractor using an adjustable wrench. There are two hood bolts located on either side near the bottom of the radiator and four bolts around the instrument panel.

Step 4

Disconnect the fuel line at the fuel shut-off valve fitting with the adjustable wrench.


Step 5

Remove the rear fuel tank mounting bolts from both sides of the fuel tank using the adjustable wrench.

Step 6

Loosen the nut that connects the front of the fuel tank to its center support bracket. If the Ford tractor is equipped with an electrically-operated fuel gauge, disconnect the gauge wire at the tank with combination pliers.


Step 7

Remove the oil gauge line from the clip at the right rear of the fuel tank. Lift up the oil line by hand just enough to clear the clip and pull the line free. Handle the line carefully to avoid kinking or distortion.

Step 8

Remove the fuel tank by sliding it forward from the front mounting bolt. Have a helper to lift it from the tractor if necessary.


Use caution when removing fuel tank. Work only in a well-ventilated area away from heat sources and open flames.


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