There are chances that the bolts that hold the fuel tank in place are rusted, and that needs oil that is designed for rusty nuts and bolts. You may break some bolts, but any auto parts suppliers should have the right grade and size of bolt. Usually, the most common method of securing the fuel tanks to vehicles is straps bolted to the frame or crossmember that run under the tank and that you can secure it to the vehicle. The shield does not only holds the tank in place but also protects it form the damage during the off road excursions. It can also retain dirt and moisture which gives rust a place to start.
There are certain steps and directions that should be followed in installing and replacing your fuel tanks. You just have to familiarize yourself with them. But if you got no time for this, your professional mechanic can do it for you.
Your Jeep fuel tank is a tough vehicle component, built to do its job reliably for years under very rough conditions. Mounted in the undercarriage of the vehicle, beneath the cargo area, the Jeep fuel tank takes a great deal of punishment as you drive. Your tires kick up a great deal of dirt, rocks, and debris from the road as you drive, much of it striking the Jeep fuel tank as it bounces about in the undercarriage, creating scratches and dings in its surface. Most models of the Jeep fuel tank are equipped with a corrosion resistant coating as they are manufactured to give them some protection against the harsh treatment they receive, but over time the constant onslaught of abuse will begin to wear on this coating. The scratches and dings cause by rocks and road debris will gradually breach the protective coating, leaving areas of the Jeep fuel tank vulnerable to the work of corrosion, the moisture and road salt that splashes up from the tires as you drive helping to speed its progress. The mounting straps that hold the Jeep fuel tank in place can wear upon its surface with the vibration from the road and the impact of bumps and potholes. These areas can become prone to corrosion as well, eventually weakening the surface of the Jeep fuel tank. Over time, these weakened areas can develop into leaks, allowing your expensive fuel to be left in a trail on the ground as you travel. We carry a selection of quality replacements for your Jeep fuel tank in our online catalog, all at great low prices. Our site is secure to make ordering safe and easy or our toll free phone line is just as convenient, staffed with courteous customer service people who will be happy to help you order your Jeep fuel tank.