How can you manually run the fuel pump prior to removing the fuel tank to empty a full tank?

Tiny
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  • 2000 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER
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I have to change my fuel pump but hav a full tank of fuel (25 gal).
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Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 AT 10:22 PM

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Tiny
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I assume you have a pump failure which means you cannot operate it. You need an external pump hook up to drain your tank.

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Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 AT 10:26 PM
Tiny
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No my pump isn't producing the required pressue to allow the car to run, i.E. Weak output.
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Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 AT 10:36 PM
Tiny
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No my fuel pump just isn't providing the proper pressue to allow car to tun, weak output but still runs.
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Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 AT 10:37 PM
Tiny
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Then you can power it up through the inertia switch by applying 12 volts to the wire to the pump.

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Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 AT 10:40 PM

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