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2003 Lincoln want to know about draining the fuel tank.

CuttingToolGuy

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How do I drain my fuel tank on a 2003 lincoln town car? Is there a hose I can drain it from?
When I did mine I unhooked the supply hose at the engine & put it in a 5 gallon can. Then I jumped the fuel pump relay and pumped all but 1 gallon out that way. Because of the short hose & space / angle I could only get about 3 gallons at a time. It actually emptied very quickly. Of course this assumes that your pump is working.
 

CuttingToolGuy

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No my fuel pump not working
Oh, ok. In that case your best bet is to get a siphoning pump from Harbor Freight or similar. ($10) Most modern cars have a "trap" to prevent siphoning through the fill tube, so it is difficult to get it that way.
If you jack up the rear you will find a 6 to 8" rubber hose between the gas tank & filler tube. It should be held on by hose clamps. Loosen both and break the rubber hose free. Then you should be able to insert the siphon I to the tank and drain that way. I would only insert enough to reach the bottom of the tank, say 2 feet, because the siphon tube can curl up & then you won't get all the gas.
 

CuttingToolGuy

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I was out under my 2002 TC today and noticed this is bad information:

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If you jack up the rear you will find a 6 to 8" rubber hose between the gas tank & filler tube. It should be held on by hose clamps. Loosen both and break the rubber hose free.
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Please see the linked video to see how to get into the tank. All the rest remains true.


I believe I was remembering working on my daughter's Chevy when describing the part about the rubber hose.1
 

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