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A while back we posted about a transmission adapter for a normal jack — it drew only one comment, saying that they’re unstable and that Harbor Freight carries a 450-lb transmission jack for $70. This gas tank adapter for transmission jacks might be the same deal, but since I’ve never pulled a transmission or gas tank, I figured I’d ask y’all if this is hot or not. Street pricing on the gas tank adapter runs $145 and up, and the only one I see is from Sunex.

Does a gas tank adapter for your transmission jack lift your spirits, or does it give you that sinking feeling?

Gas Tank Adapter [Sunex] (PDF page 9)
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4 Responses to Hot or Not? Gas Tank Adapter

  1. Harry says:

    OTC and others make them too. It’s a worthwhile addition if you replace alot of fuel pumps. I still wouldn’t want to do it laying down but, I use one at work and it’s more than paid for itself.

  2. cw says:

    I’m not sure what this brings to the table. I guess it’s useful if you have a lift and need the tall-type specialized jacks and supports. Otherwise, not so much.

    Somewhat appropriate:

    I used the $70 Harbor Freight tranny jack last week to pull and replace a fuel tank, in an 81 Bronco. Didn’t even need to jack up the truck… but it’s more than a little lifted….

    Anyway, along with some jack stands, the tranny jack makes a worthwhile addition to any collection of garage equipment. It is infinitely adjustable (unlike jack stands) and therefore good for exhaust work. I also used it under a rear wheel of a Geo Metro as a ‘tire jack’ to lift the corner further than a floor jack would. But that’s pretty light car!

  3. eschoendorff says:

    Before you pull a gas tank, check under the trunk liner. I know that in several GM cars, there is an access panel under the trunk liner so that you can access the fuel pump without necessarily dropping the whole gas tank.

  4. framfuelfilter says:

    Very useful picture. I can built one with scrap irons and a welder fo under $20.
    Thank you.

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