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So I replaced mine earlier this week. Not too bad to do, just the front strap was being a pest to get the bolts started through. The only issue i might have it with the lock ring that holds the fuel pump assembly into the tank. I did use a new gasket on it, but I could not get the lock ring completely engaged. The is about an 1/8" to maybe a 1/4" gap by the lock tabs to where they would be completely tight. The "ears" that are on the tank are more than halfway engaged on the ring. I was hitting it with a 3 lb sledge and a small prybar and it just would not tighten up anymore. No eveap codes, no gas smell. Do you guys think it'll be fine, or do I have to rip this thing apart again to TRY and tighten it completely?
 

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Sometimes those ears are a bit of a b!tch to get to fit all the way into the rings. If you were hitting it with a fair sized hammer and prybar, and you honestly couldn't get it any tighter, and if you checked to make sure it wasn't going to back out then I wouldn't worry about it. Just maybe check in a couple weeks to see if theres any small amount of leakage around the tank area.
 

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Sometimes those ears are a bit of a b!tch to get to fit all the way into the rings. If you were hitting it with a fair sized hammer and prybar, and you honestly couldn't get it any tighter, and if you checked to make sure it wasn't going to back out then I wouldn't worry about it. Just maybe check in a couple weeks to see if theres any small amount of leakage around the tank area.
When i first tried seating it all the way, it stopped at the same spot. For me to get it off again it took like 15 hard hammer strikes for it to spin. when I tried again, it hit it probably 30 times and it just wont go anymore. To give an idea on how hard i was hitting it, when I was framing my addition on the house, I could sink an 8 penny nail in two shots with a 16oz hammer, I was using the three pound sledge on this!
 

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Lol well then if you were hitting it that hard to try to seat it I don't think there'd be any issues. This sure sounds like it needs a little bit more of the BFH technique then the Chevy Blazer I did a fuel sending unit on
 
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