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If water in diesel tank will it cause it to not start

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Thanks for choosing FixYa and welcome to the site. If there is water in your tank, it will cause the vehicle to not start or run very rough, especially if it is a large amount. You need to get it out of your tank. Drain it with a hose if you can. If you have a safety screen, you might have to take the tank off. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask. I am here to help. Thanks for using FixYa and have a good day.

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