Fuel Filler Neck
Fuel keeps your car running, so having a faulty connection in your fuel delivery system should be out of the question. And with the sky-high prices of gasoline nowadays, no one can really afford to have a leaking component. If you're currently having problems in your car's fuel filler neck, the best thing that you can do is replace the broken component right away. This will not only save you from unwanted hassles on the road, but it will also save you a lot of cash.
The main function of fuel filler necks is to connect the fuel filler inlet and the rubber fuel fill hose in your car's gas tank. It's a solid piece of tubular steel that keeps your vehicle's fuel from leaking out. But over time, this component can get rusty, begin to crack, and cause your fuel to leak. And when this happens, the only way to take care of the problem is to replace the busted component.
In general, fuel filler necks are made using durable and heavy-duty steel material that can last for a long time. You'll find that aftermarket options usually come in either black or natural colors/finishes.
Depending on the brand that you're going to choose, fuel filler necks usually cost around $50 to $250.
How to Replace a Broken Fuel Filler Neck
Tools that you'll need:
- Jack and jack stands
- Wheel chocks
- Flathead screwdriver
- Metric ratchet set
- Metric socket set
Note: Since you are going to deal with fuel-related components during the entire process, it would be best to keep a fire extinguisher nearby in case an emergency comes up.
Step 1: To start the job, turn your vehicle's engine off, set the transmission to park, and engage the emergency brake.
Step 2: After that, get the wheel chocks and place them by the front wheels. Then, jack the vehicle's rear side up and use jack stands to support it.
Step 3: Next, take the gas cap off of the fuel filler inlet.
Step 4: Then, make your way beneath the rear side of your vehicle and get a clear view of the fuel delivery system to disconnect the rubber fuel hose from the fuel filler neck. Do this by removing the hose clamp that's holding them in place. You can use the flathead screwdriver for this particular step.
Step 5: Next, use a ratchet and socket to disconnect the filler neck from the inlet. Get a good grip of the rubber fuel hose and twist the filler neck until you are able to pull it away from the hose.
Step 6: To install the new part, start by placing its lower end inside the rubber fuel fill hose. Secure the connection by reinstalling the hose clamp that you removed earlier.
Step 7: After that, make sure the upper end of the fuel filler neck is properly aligned with the fuel filter inlet. Once they are positioned correctly, attach the retaining screws to connect the two parts together.