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I have a1988 e150 ford van with duel tanks the mech said I have to drop both tanks to fix the 6 port valve the rear tank was pushing gas to the front tank and causeing it to leak out the spout he said it was going to cost a 1000. to fix ,so how do I do that thanks dutchman23

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If he is correct then it sounds like you just switch parts. Call some Salvage yards and ask about who removes the tanks from their cars.

I believe it is a common practice to remove tanks before the cars are pulled into the Salvage lot. You can probably get the parts you need from them and they may fix it for you for less than $1000. You could at least see where all this stuff is mounted how it comes apart.

The tank straps may need to be replaced. Also try Radiator shops. Sometimes they repair tank leaks and can do the job you want with dropping the tank and switching the parts.

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