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Old 12-26-2005, 10:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Siphoning gas from 1996 Camry

My 1996 camry has broken down and cannot be driven anymore and the car still has 3/4 tank full of gas. I bought a gas siphoning kit with a pump and 6 ft of tubing. I stick the tubing down into the gas tank but it never reaches the gas. Is there a diagram of where the gas tank is located on a 1996 camry? Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-26-2005, 11:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, if you can never drive the car again... you could always drill a hole and hope no sparks fly.
Is the tube possibly kinking in the tube leading to the gas tank? If not, just buy some more tubing.
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Old 12-26-2005, 11:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Just a quick question...

What happened/did you do to the car??
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Old 12-26-2005, 11:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I dont think it is, i straightened the tube out before i stuffed it in there. i thought 6 ft would be more than enough to get to the gas tank.
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Old 12-26-2005, 11:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I sure wish I remembered where the gas tank is on my 93.
I think it's on the passenger side of the car just a bit closer to the rear. If so, then six feet probably isn't enough. Get a few more feet and you'll be fine.
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Old 12-26-2005, 11:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Just a quick question...

What happened/did you do to the car??
just a really old car, transmission crapped out and didnt find it worthy enough to keep around. had 220000 miles on it and decided it was time to let it die. since then i've gotten a 1993 mercedes 190E, and am now trying to siphon the remaining gas from the car into my 190E.
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Old 12-26-2005, 11:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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that's a lotta work to save $20
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that's a lotta work to save $20
Eh, you never know. If he lives in Europe, it's like $5/gallon.
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i dont think its that much work to save $20. its gas anyways, I can use it in my car.
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Old 12-26-2005, 11:34 PM   #10 (permalink)
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On a '96,The tank is under the rear seat. Pull out the seat and the fuel pump is right there. Just take the pump out and there you go.

You can get the seat out by just pulling up on it. Its clipped in. Becareful putting it back in though.

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Yeah, why let some perfectly good gas go to waste? After all, in time that gas tank could leak and let gas into the drinking water.
But seriously... shit happens.
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Old 12-26-2005, 11:40 PM   #12 (permalink)
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But seriously... shit happens.
And at the worst times too.
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On a '96,The tank is under the rear seat. Pull out the seat and the fuel pump is right there. Just take the pump out and there you go.

You can get the seat out by just pulling up on it. Its clipped in. Becareful putting it back in though.
is it more on the left side of the rear seat or right side of the rear seat? im assuming more to the right.
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Old 12-26-2005, 11:46 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I would say more to the right. I've never crawled under the car,just looked at it from above.
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Old 12-26-2005, 11:50 PM   #15 (permalink)
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And at the worst times too.
Ain't that the truth.

I didn't know the seats were clipped in. Is it that way on all gen3's or just the 3.5s? I should try this.
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