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Can't get hose into my 2005 Hyundai accent gas tank to siphon gas out. what am I doing wrong. never had to do this before and can't afford a mechanic to come to my house.as a woman never had to work on a car
Almost impossible to siphon gas from todays' cars. Only way I know to do it, is to take off the filler hose from the tank. Then you could get a siphon hose into the tank.
An alternative is to pull the fuel line apart at the fuel filter, and use a jumper wire in place of the fuel pump relay. When done right, the pump will turn on and a stream of gas will come out the line at the filter. The pump relay is under the hood in the power distribution box. As you are unfamiliar with cars, you will need someone to jumper the correct terminals where the relay plugs into. If you get the wrong terminal, you could fry the engine computer. What needs to be jumped is the power feed for the fuel pump on one terminal to the terminal which has the wire going to the fuel pump in the tank. The relay has either 4 or 5 terminals depending on design. An experienced person can figure out the relay terminals to bridge or jump, based on the schematic that is on the side of the relay.
Posted on Feb 17, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
hi from uk location of fuel safety shut off valve/switch on uk r/h drive accents is on the engine bay bulkhead in front of drivers side it is a square box with red rubber top press button may be on opposite side on l/h drives ? if activated? just press button till click ? to reset these normally only cut off on impact ? to stop elec fuel pump continuing delivering if involved in an R.T.A fire prevention
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
The fuel gauge utilizes a voltage stabilizer located on the back of the instrument cluster. if it's faulty it could cause this problem. The other causes are a wire fault (short) between the gauge and the tank sending unit and the sending unit itself being corroded and stuck in the full position (the float assembly that is). One way to quickly isolate (and maybe eliminate) the problem is to get a used cluster from a wrecking yard and swap it out. If it works normally, there you go... if not you will need to access the tank sending unit (this usually, but not always, involves draining and dropping the tank to get to it. Some cars have an access panel in the body over the fuel tank for this purpose... look under the carpeting in the rear of the vehicle) Once you have access disconnect the power wire (usually red or with a red stripe), and with the key on, the gauge should drop to empty. If it doesn't, the problem is not the sending unit. Hope this helps...;-)
Posted on Apr 14, 2009
A car can overheat for a lot of reasons.First make sure this is the problem by checking the radiator hose or water level. Open the radiator cap when the car is cold, crank it, and then watch the water level. If it drops when the car warms up this is not the problem.
The tools you will need will depend on what you have to take off to get to it. If you can access the thermostat you should only need a ratchet or wrench to remove it and something to scrape off old gasket with.
Location:The thermostat should be inside the thermostat housing on the motor. Follow your top radiator hose to the place where it goes into the motor. There should be a sort of dome shaped housing there with probably a bolt on either side of it.The thermostat is inside that.
This is a reasonably easy job, but shouldn't be done carelessly. It's also kind of messy.
When the car is cold remove the bolts from the housing with a ratchet. Lots of coolant and water will drain out. But the thermostat will be visible.Pay attention to which side of the thermostat is up.It should just lift up. Remove all the old gasket from around the area and clean it up well. Replace the thermostat and gasket then the bolts. Be very careful not to over tighten the bolts or the housing will be ruined.
Posted on Apr 22, 2009
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