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Cleaning the gas tank

How do i remove the gas tank to my car in an effort to clean it by hand?

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I have a 1989 b2200 truck which i had to replace the fuel tank and I didnt mark the hose connections when I took it out. Does anyone know what the 2 ports of the sending unit connect to with the mechanical type fuel pump? There is also a plastic thing that looks like a fuel filter with only 1 port that I need to connect. Thanks, Alex

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You also need a special tool to remove the gas line fittings, the pipe is very easily bent if not careful removing and installing.

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Clean it how? Why? Removing the tank is usually a simple process, remove the connecting hoses that go forward, release the 2 straps the hold the tank up, there are usually 2 half inch or 14mm nuts holding the clamps 1 on each, and lower the tank. having told you all of this there is no cleaning solution you can use inside the tank to clean and the worst thing you could possibly do is put water in the tank to clean it. In fact, if the fuel pump isn't located in the tank there is only going to be a 2 1/2 " hole where fuel is added to the tank and the line connections to access the tank. Good Luck.

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