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When Does the Gas Light Turn On in My Car?
Going to the gas station is a chore and many of us wait until the gas light is on and the tank is nearly empty. But waiting until your fuel tank dries up is...
How to Drain Your Fuel Tank
The majority of cars on the road today use internal combustion engines that use gasoline or diesel as fuel, and they store this fuel in a gas tank. Most gas...
How to Drop a Gas Tank
The fuel tank on your car is typically located under the rear or middle of the vehicle. There can be a number of reasons why you would need...
Why You Should Always Keep a 1/4 Tank of Gas in Your Car
Everyone knows that keeping gas in your vehicle's fuel tank is a must. But you may wonder what the minimum amount of gas is that you should always have in your fuel...
How Does My Gas Tank Know When It’s Full?
Anyone who has ever filled up a gas tank has experienced the tactile "clunk" the nozzle makes when the fuel tank is full. This sound comes from the nozzle right when the flow...
How Full Do I Need to Keep the Fuel Tank at Any Given Time?
While some people don’t think too hard about how empty their fuel tank gets or about how much they fill their tank when they do fuel up, others are convinced that there is some...
How Long Does a Fuel Pump Usually Last?
Fuel pumps are a simple and rugged part of the fuel system. They are usually found inside of the fuel tank and are responsible for sending fuel from the tank to the engine. Because...
How Long Does a Fuel Tank Last?
The fuel tank is responsible for holding the gas or diesel that runs the vehicle. Obviously, this job is very important. On top of being extremely inconvenient, a leaking or faulty fuel tank is...
How To Install a Locking Gas Cap
Gas caps are necessary for proper gas tank function. Overtime, a gas cap can fail if the thread gets damaged or if there is a leak in the seal.
How to Replace a Fuel Filler Neck
The filler neck for the fuel tank fails if there is exterior damage on the neck or if an error code shows that vapors are present.
How to Get the Best Fuel Mileage For Your Car
Fuel economy can be increased if you perform regular car maintenance, pay attention to the Check Engine Light, and reduce your idling time.
Why Can’t I Top Off My Tank?
Nearly everyone who has been behind the wheel of a vehicle has pumped gas into the fuel tank until the tank was full. When the tank is full, the nozzle makes a...
4 Essential Things to Know About Your Car’s Fuel Gauge
Few things are as frustrating and worrisome as running out of gas. Most people will do their best to make sure that they always have some gas in the tank. However, if there...
3 Essential Things to Know About Your Car’s Gas Tank
The gas tank of the vehicle holds the fuel, which makes the car run. The fuel is propelled by the fuel pump. The gas tank can be made out of plastic high-density polyethylene, which can...

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Car sat for a year now it keeps dying, so what could be wrong?
If the vehicle sat for a year with a partially filled tank of gasoline, the gasoline has oxidized and components of the fuel have separated out and turned to varnish. If that is the case, the fuel injectors are likely...
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Gas tank implodes/ won't fill.
Your fuel tank is going into a vacuum when the engine is running. The vacuum condition is causing the fuel tank to collapse and the gas cap is supposed to let in fresh air from the outside to keep the...
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I need help with my fuel tank.
Replacement of the fuel tank involves more than just the tank as the fuel pump has to be carried over from the old tank to the new and there are high pressure and EVAP system connections that must be made....
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Oil Leakage (Gas Leakage)
Generally, of course, the first thing to accomplish is to identify the source of the leak(s). If you suspect a gas tank leak, that identification of the leak would occur if you request a gas tank leak diagnostic. In practice,...
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Why doesn't car start after running out of gas girlfriend ran gas out of car now won't start plenty of gas in tank doesn't sound l
Fuel pumps rely on liquid gasoline for cooling. Consequently, it is recommended to keep the fuel tank at least 1/4 full to prevent the fuel pump from overheating. If the pump is run to the point of being dry, the...
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When I fill my taknk up gas is on the ground under my car
Of course it is possible that a leak in a steel fuel supply line (due to corrosion), or a rubber hose, occurred after the pump was put in, but that would be quite a coincidence. More likely, if the leak...
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how to clear diesel fuel out the motor
Running the vehicle with part diesel can damage the engine so remove as much of the fuel as possible. That means that the fuel tank has to be drained as completely as possible. Obviously, when draining the fuel tank exercise...
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"Check fuel inlet"
Hello. The "check fuel inlet" message displays when the computer detects an issue with the vehicles EVAP system. The EVAP system is an emissions system that collects gasoline fumes from the gas tank and recirculates them into the engine for...
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How do I replace the fuel pu on a 1990 Lexus es250
On this vehicle, the fuel tank has to be completely removed from the vehicle to access the fuel pump. The fuel pump is held in a retainer that is mounted in a large access hole at the top of the...
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A shop in another state replaced leaking gas tank from a junkyard and it cost me $800. I'm still having issues.
Hi there. The issue could be the vent valve on the fuel tank. The valve is designed to let out air but not fuel. The hose to the valve could have came off and caused the valve to crack or...
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Gas tank is leaking
The tank is made of very sturdy stamped steel. It will withstand any conceivable vapor pressure that gasoline will create in a motor vehicle. If the tank is leaking, it leaks because it's rusted out. It's usually a waste of...
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Ran out of gas in my 2013 Isuzu Gas Truck
Hi there - this truck has electric fuel pumps, and should pick up fuel after you put 4-5 gallons in the tank. When re-starting, turn key to "Run" position for several seconds, then back to "Off". Do this 4-5 times....
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gas leak from top of the tank observed upon oil change
The cost to repair the leak depends on exactly which component(s) are leaking and whether major components such as the fuel tank, straps and so forth are re-usable once removed. The leak could be in a tube, fuel pump pump...
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2005 ford mustang GT wont fill up past the halfway mark
Hello. We will be happy to assist you. Anything built before 4/27/05 may develop problems with the fuel tank and a replacement is suggested. The issue with those tanks are that they won't fill up all the way because the...
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Gas tank
The AWD version of the Toyota Matrix, XR and Base versions (both A/T and M/T), for model years 2003, 2004, and 2005 all used the same Toyota tank, that is Toyota part number 7700101040. Beyond that though (i.e., if the...
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Mustang has been sitting for a few years.
I recommend flushing out your fuel system with fresh gasoline and a container of methyl-hydrate. Old gas will not harden in a fuel tank unless it is more than 20 years old. You will need to remove the fuel line...
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Is there water in my gas tank?
If the car was sitting for a long time, there could be water in the fuel tank. You can use any fuel water treatment solution to remove any water from the fuel. If the fuel system was treated, then check...
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My car shows the check engine light, the computer showed code P0455, and it shakes and vibrates at stops and during acceleration.
First, remove and reinstall the gas cap, clear the code P0455, and drive the vehicle for a few days and see if the code comes back. If the code comes back on, then either the gas cap needs replaced...
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Turns over but will not start and has a strong odor of gas.
Check the location of where the fuel smell is emitting from on your vehicle. If the fuel smell is coming from the fuel tank area, then the fuel pump, fuel line, fuel filter, fuel fuller neck, charcoal canister, or the...
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My car cuts off without any warning signs and it was hard for me to turn the steering wheel. It was smoking a little under the hood.
Hi there. The issue may be that when the vehicle was filled up, there may have been trash in the gas tank and it may have been stirred up into the fuel system which may have clogged up the fuel...

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