help on 94 plymouth voyager se fuel leak

Discussion in 'Voyager' started by joe, May 3, 2009.

  1. joe

    joe Guest

    I have a 94 plymouth voyager se with a 3.0L v6 that has developed a
    fuel leak. Since my spinal surgery i can't get underneath to look but
    i'm having my daughters boyfriend come over to do the hard stuff. My
    question is where could this be coming from. The glancing look i got
    before i parked it didn't show me any seam leaks. The puddle (about
    four inches across) forms directly under the center of the tank
    (thankfully my pump has good volume) which confused me. If it was
    from the fuellines i would have expected it to leak on the passenger
    side. I had a fellow that i know who drives a wreker tell me that on
    that particular model and year of voyger (i'm in the N.E.) gets these
    leaks often due to the salt on the roads from a "nipple" on the top of
    the tank. Any idea what this may be or what i'm to look for here?

    joe, May 3, 2009
  2. I've got a 94 T&C and a 95 T&C and both have plastic tanks. And yes,
    the tank has to be dropped to get access to that. The last time I had to
    fool with the gas tank on the 94 (bad fuel level sender) I carried a 2
    gas can full of gas, then drove the van until it literally ran out of gas,
    pulled over and dumped in the 2 gallons of gas and drove home. Then I
    pulled the tank with the gas still in it.

    The fuel lines in these are steel so I would guess you have a rusted line
    that is on top of the gas tank, or possibly a bad pressure fitting. It is
    common practice with many people to replace the section of steel line
    with rubber fuel line. Just make sure if you do this to use the special
    high pressure rubber fuel line that's made for fuel injected systems. Also
    use 2 clamps at each end of the line, with each clamp rotated 180 degrees
    out of phase with the other, and do a partial flare on the steel line to
    it.. And use plenty of wire ties to secure the line away from moving parts
    under the van. It is going to likely be a lot cheaper to replace a long
    run of steel line with steel brake line.

    Have boyfriend take a look under the van before starting. It is not
    to have the straps and brackets holding the fuel tank up get all rusted out
    and break when your pulling the tank. If you see the brackets all rusted
    then saturate them the night before with PB Blaster or other penetrating oil
    (NOT wd-40!)


    Ted Mittelstaedt, May 4, 2009
  3. joe

    joe Guest

    Thanks for the reply, i think the wreker driver was talkiing about the
    fitting. I'm going to fix it this monday so thanks.
    joe, May 7, 2009
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