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Someone put sugar in the gas tank and it made the motor lock up is there anything we can do to fix it without replacing the whole motor

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Sorry, if you turned your ignition on you will have to flush your whole system. The answer is yes to the pump. And will clog up everything in your fuel system.

Posted on Jul 07, 2008

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my my my sounds like some people have some terrible grudges against you pal, non of that is any of my concern. Your going to want to go to your local auto parts store ie, autozone, advanced auto parts ect ect. And you need to ask them if they have fuel tank cleaning solvents, not fuel injector cleaner or gum out non of that will work, if the problem is the filler neck and only the filler neck then you might want to look into purchasing a new filler neck to be on the safe side.

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call a auto parts store and see if they have something you can flush the tank with also try this website www.autozone.com beside dropping the gas tank.

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The only thing i can tell you is to get all the gas you can out of the tank, even if it means droping the tank. Then blow out the fuel line, install new filter, fill up with new gas with a fuel additive that cleans injectors and run it. I believe the worst that can happen is clog up the injectors, witch may not happen if you just run it. Depending on how much sugar was put in it.

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SOURCE: i empty gas tank and put new gas. could it be something is clogged?

your fuel injectors may be clogged up, but change your fuel filter first.

Posted on May 28, 2009

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