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Or a Rabit Pump..
Its a hand crank pump..

Hope this helps !!

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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Is this on a truck or car. If you are trying to get to the fuel tank on a truck, pull the bed. That's what I have done many times. Remove 6 bolts that hold the bed on. Disconnect the wiring harness in the rear of bed where it splits off to each tail lamp assy. Remove 3 small hex head screws inside fuel fill door. I usually remove the tailgate to lighten up the bed. Grab some help and pick bed up and move bank a couple feet and rest front of bed on the tire rear of bed on the rear bumper. This is way easier than dropping the tank.

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

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    where are the 6 bolts lowcaded



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drop the tank completely, and flush out,and replace the fuel filter too

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