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Yes, There are several good injector cleaners out there. Get them at the auto parts store. But beware. If your car is running bad already from clogged injectors. Adding this could make it worse. You are not only trying to clean the injectors, but cleaning the entire system. Try changing the fuel filter first.

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You can use denatured alcohol to absorb any water in the fuel.
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I don't think you will have any luck sealing this from the outside.
Removing the tank (preferably empty), filling it with water and soldering all of the seams (if metal) or replacing it if of plastic.

This could be sloppy manufacturing showing up late, stress from being slammed underneath (is there signs of dents or scrapes?) or if metal, it might be rusting through which is pretty much a death sentence for it.
Pouring some (a cup or so) methanol, pure ethanol or a commercial product intended for that use, into your tank now and then will cause condensation to bond to the gasoline where it will pass though the system and out.

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If your gas tank is cracked or has a hole in it, you have to drain the tank, remove the gas tank and replace it, or have it repaired (if possible). If the gas tank is just leaking from the top and dripping along the side and to the bottom, you will still have to empty the gas tank, and remove it to get a good look at the condition of the gasket. It is not uncommon for these gaskets to become cracked or fragile over time because of the harsh chemicals and cleaning agents used in unleaded gas. If you do decide to have the gas tank removed, I would recommend replacing the fuel pump and fuel filter if your car has high mileage. Please rate this response if you found this helpful.

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Replace your MAF sensor in the air ducting between the air filter box and the throttle body. If the mass air flow sensor is in trouble it can cause such issues. I also suspect that you have a "check engine light" on. Have this scanned by any local auto parts store for free and let me know the code.

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