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I am changing the fuel pump on a 2002 Pontiac Gran Am. I unhooked all of the lines and removed the tank straps, but the tank still will not drop down. I thought that something might be holding it in from the top, so I removed the back seats and there doesn't appear to be anyway to access the fuel tank from the top.

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It should just drop out it might be jamed give it a little elbow grease and it shouldcome right out

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