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I need to get the gas out to repair the vehicle

How can i drain the gas tank on the vehicle?

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The only way to drain gas from any vehicle is to either syphon it through the refill tap.

Or a slightly more complicated way is to remove the rear seats and gain access to the top of the fuel tank and ulitmately to the fuel pump sender unit. They're usually secured by what looks like a large screw-on lid and may require a special tool, however a flat bladed screwdriver and hammer to gently free it off to unscrew normally does the trick. You'll then find a fuel line and a connector, disconnect the fuel line and using your own similiar size hose connect it in its place and have it running to a container. If you then disconnect the connector to the sender and then using either the car battery or a spare good one, you can supply 12v to the sender, activating the pump. Just simply watch the fuel come out effortlessly and disconnect when finished. A bit more long winded way, but overall easier and saves a sweat!

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By design, most fuel fill necks have anti siphon provisions inside that prevent putting a hose down into the tank. Most also do not have any access from within the vehicle. Gasoline weighs a bit over 7lbs per gallon and is heavy. but, lowering the tank using a floor jack or a lever, like a pair of 2x4s on a cement block, is not impossible. Once on the ground, you can drain it more easily. DO NOT use any steel or iron objects when tapping the retainer around to remove the sender. use the handle from an old hammer or a brass drift to do this. If you make a spark, it can cause an explosion. Once drained, you can easily lift it into position when you are replacing it. That's when weight would be a real problem. Specific instructions for tank removal can be found in vehicle specific manuals at most large parts stores. It's not that difficult to figure out but the manual may be helpful.
Basic rules apply: no smoking, no electric drop-lights, or other electric tools and use care with gasoline containers and raw fuel. Keep it off your skin, eyes and don't drink it!!!
Good luck!!

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Easiest way is to use a syphon, a length of hose and a gas can/s with the capacity of of the fuel you want to remove put the hose into the tank as far as you can **** the end taking care not to swallow the fuel then keeping the end lower than the tank fill you cans

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