1982-97 Mustang Fuel Filler Neck Grommet Installation Instructions

Mustang fuel filler neck grommets tend to deteriorate and leak over the years, leaving you with leaking fuel or a strong gas odor. Late Model Restoration's step by step replacement guide will get your Mustang's fuel system restored back to new!

How To Install Mustang Fuel Filler Neck Grommet (82-97)

Customer Submitted Install By Harvey Davis

The fuel filler neck grommet is found on the outside of your gas tank on the same side as your fuel door. It hold the filler tube in place and over the years, can deteriorate and leak fuel. This guide will walk you through the removal and installation of a new grommet.


Tools Needed:

  • 3/8 Ratchet
  • Long 3/8 Drive Extension
  • T15 Torx Bit
  • Small Amount Of Motor Oil
  • Jack Stands
  • Floor Jack
  • Clean Rags

Installation Instructions:

  1. Disconnect Battery
  2. Raise Car, Support With Jack Stands
  3. Clean Filler Tube & Area Around Filler Tube Gasket
  4. Remove Right Rear Wheel
  5. Remove 8mm Bolt Holding Filler Tube In Place
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  7. Remove 4 8mm Bolts Holding Upper End Of Fuel Tube To Fuel Door Cavity
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  9. Remove 2 T15 Screws And Set Fuel Door Aside
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  11. Remove 2 T15 Screws With Rubber Stops
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  13. Remove 3 8mm Screws Inside Fuel Door Cavity
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  15. Inside Trunk, Remove Passenger Side Trunk Liner
  16. Separate Rubber Vent Tube From Plastic Housing
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  18. Wiggle Plastic Housing Away From Filler Tube
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  20. Work Fuel Filler Tube Out Of Fuel Tank & Carefully Remove Rubber Gasket From Fuel Tank
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  22. Rub A Little Motor Oil On New Gasket To Ease Installation
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  24. Place New Gasket On Fuel Tank & Rub A Little Oil On The Inner Part Of Gasket To Ease Installation Of Filler Tube
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  26. Installation Is Reverse Or Removal
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