• Tiny
  • gabyruiz707
  • 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • 146,000 miles

Someone put water in my gas tank and naow my car wont start what can I do. I know I have to take the water out but how and do I need to replace anithing. Will my car ever start?

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Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 AT 9:02 AM

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  • KHLow2008
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First thing you need to do is to drain the gas tank and put in new gas. Flushing of fuel tank is recommended. Next would be to purge the fuel system and you should be good to go. Replacement of the fuel filter is recommended but don't do it until you have purged the system.
At bottom of fuel tank there is a drain plug. Release the drain plug to drain out the water.
At fuel rail in engine compartment, disconnect it and put hose into a container to collect fuel that comes out. You can either cycle the ignition switch on/off for 2 second intervals to use the fuel pump to purge the lines or manually activate the fuel pump by means of applying battery voltage to it. Once fuel stops coming out of the lines, reinstall fuel lines and you can top up with new gas and try starting.

Might take a while of cranking to get it going.

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Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 AT 9:19 AM

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