How do you drain the gas tank in a Honda Accord?

My mom said she would help me replace my fuel pump but only if I took the gas out of the tank. What’s the best way to drain the gas tank in my Honda Accord?

Draining the gas tank in a Honda Accord might seem like an intimidating process—but try not to worry. It’s actually pretty easy!
All you need to do is follow these simple steps:
  • Step 1: Buy a siphon tube, which looks like a clear pipe with a fist-sized bulb in the middle.
  • Step 2: Open your fuel tank like you would when you fill it with gas.
  • Step 3: Put one end of your siphon tube into the gas tank.
  • Step 4: Stick the other end of the tube into a catch pan or bucket. It may be helpful to tape down the tube.
  • Step 5: Squeeze the pump in the middle of the siphon tube until you see the gasoline come out. Once the gas starts flowing, you can stop squeezing the pump.
  • Step 6: Continue draining the gas tank until it’s empty.
If you follow these steps, you should have an easy time draining your gas. But remember, gasoline is a toxic substance. Before you start draining the tank, make sure you’re well equipped with gloves and goggles. Good luck!
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Joshua Levy
Answered on Dec 08, 2021

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