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I've got bad gas and need to know the easiest way to drain the tank or otherwise fix the problem.

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Go to your local part store get a gas treatment that removes water from gas follow the instructions. Seafoam works well gunk works also. Burn that gas out and get gas from a station that does a lot of business cause gas trucks are coming frequently and gas doesn't have time to sit and water gets in it.

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FYI, the Fuel Pump / Filter / Tank access is located under the rear passanger seat. Remove the two bolts that hold the rear passenger side bottom seat. Pry off access panel from car body under the seat, you will see the fuel pump / filter / tank access . You will need to disconnect the negative of the battery before touching the pump / tank componenets. Disconnects the fuel delivery line, evap gas line pump electrical and fuel level indicator electrical connector all the lines and electrical sensors, before opening the tank. You will have a 3 inch in diameter access to the tank. You will have to do everything just as stated by Rapid Transit!, however, you may not have to entirely remove the tank of the car.

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The tank will have to be removed from the vehicle and completely dried out.Gas tanks no longer have drain plugs as they did 50 years ago.Remove the fuel pump from the top of the tank,and thoroughly clean the tank with brake cleaner and compressed air and let air dry for awhile.The fuel pump and filter will need to be replaced with new,and after all the reinstallation,the fuel line must be disconnected at the engine,and the line flushed with new,clean gasoline as well as the return fuel line.Spark plugs will have to be replaced also.

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