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I need to take out my gas tank and empty out the excess water

I have been a victim from last months flooding. my truck has a little water inside the gas tank. all i need to know is where can i find the hose that is used to compress the water out of the gas tank or if there is a much easier way to just take out the tank and empty it out without raising the truck or special tools

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You can unhook the fuel line and turn the key on. nearly everything will pump out the hose. there will be some left in the tank.
A fuel tank is held on with two bolts holding the ******** the tank. a ratchet wrench can take this loose. And the neck filler is held on with a hose clamp (screwdriver). Watch the fuel lines and the wiring when you unhook it.

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