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Re: Drain the fuel
There is no drain plug. you may have to drop the tank and tip it over to drain in to a tub. or you can disconnect the fill tube from the tank it self from under the car and put a hose in it , and attach an electric fuel pump to it. pump it out that way. you can get a cheap external pump from almost any parts store.
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On Yahoo.com, master certified Dodge Man says: "Some newer Chrysler's actually have a drain plug on the bottom of the fuel tank, if so, it is as simple as removing it and catching it in a suitable pan, if not you could jump the fuel pump relay in the power distribution center, disconnect the fuel supply line and route into a suitable container before hand. This uses the vehicles fuel pump to drain the tank.
Always think safety, and have a fire extinguisher handy, don't try this in an enclosed area, due to flammable vapor buildup. "
I would say your gas is bad. Three years is way to long for sitting gas. You will need to drain the tank. Spray some gas into the carberator. Start it and see if it catches for a second. If so, then that confirms a fuel problem. The gas is not good my friend. Sorry.
If it's been sitting for that long, yes the gas goes bad. Drain the tank, fuel lines and even the spark plugs becuase the old gas will foul them too. Check air filter for free air flow and possible critters living in the intake... two years is quite a while for a car to sit... Also after it's running have your oil and filter changed as well.
If it has been sitting for 3 years it could be a number of things. First thing to try is a good tune up (plugs, wires, oil change, air filter, and fuel filter). If the plugs have fouled out they are not getting enough spark to burn the fuel. Also if the fuel itself has turned, you should try to drain the tank, this is not feasible at times and can be substituted by adding as much fresh gas as possible and a can of Octane boost/ Gas drier. SeaFoam is what I would recommend (found at your local autoparts store. If you have over half a tank of gas that has been sitting that long, you will need to find a way to drain what is in it. There are a few tricks to doing this without dropping the gas tank or sucking it out with a garden hose. Try the tune up first though.
im asuming it was running fine when it was garaged? if so, then the first thing you need to do is to drain the fuel tank and flush the fuel lines. when gas gets old, it simply wont ignite. and over that time, it thickens into almost a syrup. so you need to drain and clean the fuel tank, fuel lines, and replace the fuel filter. im not sure if that year jeep is carbureted or fuel injected, but if it has a carb., then that will definitely need to be cleaned. or for fuel injection, use a good fuel injector cleaner mixed with your new gas. once it starts, it wlil run a bit rough, but once the old fuel gets burned out of the system, it should gradually improve.