I should also mention that when I pulled my tank the two bolts holding the straps were extremely rusted on my 2003. The heads rounded off instantly using a 6 point socket. I tried using irwin bolt grip sockets and they chewed even more material off. I went to Sears and got some grip-tite super sockets and they did the job. I wouldn't trade those sockets for anything, and they seem cheaply made, but they WORK.
If you need to pull your tank, be prepared for this. Needed to go to NAPA and get two entirely new brackets and bolts. The straps are very hard to get back into position to get the screws back into the brackets. Lots of jacking and pulling on the tank and about an hour later I finally got them back in with new brackets and bolts.
I see you live in the northeast, so you're probably going to have it even worse than me with a '99. The top of my fuel tank was so rusted the paint just wiped away like it was made of wet cardboard. I could've seriously pushed a hole into the top of the tank with my pinky finger. Just be sure to label all the lines you disconnect; there's quite a few.
Order yourself a brass punch set from Harbor Freight. You don't want to use a steel punch to spin the collar retaining the fuel pump assembly because it could spark.
... and sondu your signature made me laugh quite hard.
Last edited by meal4zombies; 03-24-2012 at 01:15 AM.