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Technopro, Australia Car Mechanic
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Hyundai Elantra How can you easily drain the fuel tank in

Customer Question

How can you easily drain the fuel tank in a 2000 Hyundai Elantra?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Hyundai
Expert:  Technopro replied 6 years ago.

Hi there,

If you lift up the rear seat, you'll find the fuel sender unit(float), you can undo the cover and lift the float out and from then you can try syphoning or using a sucker.


Customer: replied 6 years ago.
That is what we are doing and it isn't working. Is there a plug to drain tank?
Expert:  Technopro replied 6 years ago.

Unfortunately, there is no drain plug, you can still try to put power to the fuel pump and remove the fuel line and drain it this way.


Customer: replied 6 years ago.
What is the easiest way to siphon the tank through the back seat? Have used a jiggler siphon but it does not give a continual flow, also have removed the jiggler and tried sucking it through but can't get it going.
Expert:  Technopro replied 6 years ago.
Make sure you get the car on a ramp or quite high then the part of the hose that will go down has to be longer thatn the one in the tank. It has worked well for me on a few cars it's just a matter of getting the car high enough to be enable the fuel flow.