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Couldn't found the gas tank bolt

Can't drop the gas tank cause could't found the bolt to release the rank

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Two bolts, probably. Gas tanks usually have 2 metal straps that secure the tank to the car. Usually the straps are hooked in at the front of tank and the securing bolts are removed at the rear of the tank, one bolt for each strap. Sometimes (some cars) the strap bolts are removed from the front of the tank.
Once the bolts are loosened, tank will start lowering. Then you can remove the fuel lines, the electrical connector (if you haven't already), the filler hose, and then remove tank.

Posted on Dec 04, 2012

The tank has to have straps holding it on &
the straps have to have bolts or nuts

Posted on Dec 04, 2012

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