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Drain fuel tank

I need to drain the fuel tank and was told i could open drain **** but i don't know exactly where it is.

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Yes some models had a drain plug on the passenger side towards the front of the tank 17mm plug or 14mm. these cars also have a access panel to remove fuel sender or fuel pump with out dropping tank panels are under rear seat . remove and use Oklahoma credit card to siphon out the fuel.

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this is pretty easy. You first have to remove the skid plate which is held on by three bolts then once you have that done you need to disconnect the fuel fill tube. which is the three inch tube coming off the back of the tank. next remove the breather tube right next to the fill tube. then you will see two metal straps holding the tank itself. their should be one bolt each on the ends you can see. dont worry about the other ends they are a tongue and groove type setup. once you have the one side off the side against the frame will slip right off. Be sure to have a jack under the tank so it dosnt drop on you. but once you have the tank down disconnect the pump by turning on the ring that runs around its top. You may have to put a piece of wood on one of the tines and smack it with a hammer to knock it loose. once that is done jack up the rear driver side of your truck and pull the tank right ou. put it back in, in the reverse order.

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Why was this suggested? Did water get in it or another substance? If it's just been sitting in a safe place and it runs fine u should be ok. Go get some gas treatment and put it in there.

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There is no drain valve. You will have to sifin the fuel from the tank. Remove the filler hose from the tank and use a small hose to get through the check valve in the tank. Thanks and good luck with your repair.

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You must remove the fuel tank to drain it and then have the fuel filter replaced and the lines flushed out, this is not a do at home job.

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Feul tanks do not come with a drain plug. The only way to drain a fuel tank today is to remove it. Removing a fuel tank is a dangerous thing if you do not know all the safety procedures.

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