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Need to replace the fuel tank skid plate/shield. Could not find one with any discount part stores. I guess will have to go to dealer. Does the skid plate/shield hold the gas tank? Will gas tank drop once the skid plate is removed?

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Greetings,

Yes, you will have to go to the dealer for replacement part, or PM cobra259 here on the forum .. http://www.kia-forums.com/95332-cobra259.html

If not leaking or smelling fuel, and it is -just- the shield, you can (unbolt) the shield from the fuel tank after dropping the fuel tank - just leave it off, the shield/batting trap moisture -> and corrode the tank..

This link: (thanks DavesSpectra)

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https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B-YuNuTyh57XUXZKRnlLMV9sMTA&usp=sharing


Group00.PDF is table of contents,

Group22-1.PDF, Looking for: "Fuel System 22-13 / Fuel Tank" (page 13) details the removal procedure for the fuel tank / shield. Once the tank is dropped/removed, you can (unbolt) the shield from the tank assembly.

** Important: If dropping the fuel tank, -make sure- to loosen/break/remove all hose connections, including the fuel filler hose -at the tank-, to avoid pulling hoses down / stressing the filler neck assembly .. **

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GottaCruise
 
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