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Bill L

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Nov 9, 2006
I have a 2006 Aveo. I drive 148 per day round trip.
I have 29,000 miles on the car. The last few months on five different occasions I could not get gas to go in the tank. I brought the car in and they said there were spider webs in the breather line. Which I think is very odd. Antway they were able to put gas in it after they poked out the cobwebs with a wire. Off I went happy. Well I tried to fill up this morning with a 1/4 tank of gas, I could only get $1.27 in the tank. Ican only fill the tube going to the tank. The gas spills out and seeps in extremely slow. Has anyone out there experienced this. I know this sounds crazy. Please help.
DanV

Akron, OH

#2 Nov 11, 2006
Bill L wrote:
I have a 2006 Aveo. I drive 148 per day round trip.
I have 29,000 miles on the car. The last few months on five different occasions I could not get gas to go in the tank. I brought the car in and they said there were spider webs in the breather line. Which I think is very odd. Antway they were able to put gas in it after they poked out the cobwebs with a wire. Off I went happy. Well I tried to fill up this morning with a 1/4 tank of gas, I could only get $1.27 in the tank. Ican only fill the tube going to the tank. The gas spills out and seeps in extremely slow. Has anyone out there experienced this. I know this sounds crazy. Please help.
Faulty fuel guage?
Dan
Bill L

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Nov 13, 2006
DanV wrote:
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Faulty fuel guage?
Dan
No, the fuel gage works. I can fill it and drive for a couple days ( 300 miles ) and go to the gas station and I cannot put gas in. I can only fill the tube that leads to the tank. The gas spills out and sits there. It won't go down. I have the car at the dealer now.
Ron W

Palmdale, CA

#4 Dec 23, 2006
I have the same problem Bill, it just started a week ago. What did the dealer say the second time around?
Bill L

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Dec 26, 2006
Ron W wrote:
I have the same problem Bill, it just started a week ago. What did the dealer say the second time around?
The dealer installed a canister that is filled with charcoal that sits on top of the gas tank. I have my paper work in the car so I don't have the technical terms off the top of my head. It has been working fine since they installed it. They said the canister was full of fuel from topping off my tank. I always filled it to the brim because of the miles I put on the car. Now I just round up to the next dollar when filling. It seems to be working. Let me know if you need more info. I would be glad to help.
Best regards
Bill L

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Jan 9, 2007
My problem is back. The dealer has no explanation. If anyone cares I will keep you posted.
all choked up

Pell City, AL

#7 Jan 12, 2007
why haven't they replaced your gas tank/fuel lines? I really couldn't imagine what kind on spiders could nest around fuel long enuf to spin a web?
Darren B

Kansas City, MO

#8 Feb 5, 2007
Same problem with my 1999 Ford Ranger. It started about two months ago. It takes 10 to 15 minutes to fill the gas tank because the nozzle continues to shut-off (like it is full) and I know it is not. I have to barely squeeze the handle or it will shut off, and I can't even lock the handle in the slowest position. Not a great scenario when it is 10 degrees outside. The nozzle must be sensing a back-pressure (like the tank was full) and shutting off, but I can't figure out why it started recently.
jersey girl

United States

#9 Feb 9, 2007
[I have the same exact problem. I have a 2005 Ford escape and it all started just after a few months of having the truck it would kick the gas pump out and stop it from working. The gas station guys have put the nosal in upside down to make it work. so we brought it to the dealer, they said there was a TBA recall on it,(they would only fix it if you had a problem with it) so we got it back fine for a while then all of a sudden no gas was able to get pumped in. i was geting $7 here and $10 there taking about 15 min. to get that much put in. Today we brought it to the dealer again, they have said that it was a Spider nest blocking the gas from going in. I am right there with you "HOW IS THE WORLD would a spider be able to live in the gas tank with all those fumes and everything. Let alone the spider servive long enough to make the nest. I use the truck every day, every other day i have to get gas. I drive 60+ miles a day.
What kind of gas have you gotten gas from, i always go to SUNOCO. Maybe the gas stations have spider eggs in there gas pumps and that is how they get in. I find it nearly impossible for a spider to enter that actual gas tank through the tightly sealed gas cap.
What are your thoughts about this?
jersey girl

United States

#10 Feb 9, 2007
Sorry that is supposed to be a TBS (technical bullitin service)
pablo

Canada

#11 Feb 9, 2007
jersey girl wrote:
Sorry that is supposed to be a TBS (technical bullitin service)
I think you have a point, I think somebody other than the spider is smelling fumes!!!!!!!!!!
Jesse B

Yellowknife, Canada

#12 Feb 23, 2007
Yeah my Ford Focus has the same problem when filling the tank, it always clicks out as if where full and sometimes gas will spill out but the tank is less than a quarter tank full.:-( help please!
Darren B

Kansas City, MO

#13 Feb 27, 2007
I've tried using compressed air to blow out the vent lines that are attached to the top of the gas tank. These lines are supposed to vent the tank (let the air out) while filling it so the gas will flow in. Did not seem to help. Now I am starting to think the gas pump nozzles have been made more sensitive (shut off easier) by EPA to reduce spills/overflows at gas stations. I may try to run a wire down the fill line and see if I can find a "blockage" of some sort.
Becca

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Feb 27, 2007
I have a 2002 Hyundai Sonata and have been having the same problem for about a month or two. Nobody seems to know what to do about it and look at me like I am crazy when I try to explain my situation. I am glad that I'm not alone, but hope we all find an answer soon.
Bill L

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Feb 28, 2007
Becca wrote:
I have a 2002 Hyundai Sonata and have been having the same problem for about a month or two. Nobody seems to know what to do about it and look at me like I am crazy when I try to explain my situation. I am glad that I'm not alone, but hope we all find an answer soon.
Becca please see my post from dec. 26
Janet

Sterling Heights, MI

#16 Mar 1, 2007
Did you guys have to pay extra for the spiders or were they standard issue?
pablo

Canada

#17 Mar 3, 2007
Bill L wrote:
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Becca please see my post from dec. 26
YA the same thing happen to my 78 Pinto, Oh sorry I forgot this was the ( aveo fourm)
Guy walker

Santa Monica, CA

#18 Mar 6, 2007
I have an 84 El Camino that I installed two brand new fuel tanks that are doing the very same thing. I'm tryin to find out why. If you've found anything please forward it and vise versa!
guy
Guy walker

Santa Monica, CA

#19 Mar 6, 2007
Wow that's two people having the same trouble that I'm having. My 84 el camino has had two brand aftermarket tanks in it and it takes me forever to fill the tank and it projectile shoots the fuel out of the filler neck. So frustrating.
olds man

Toronto, Canada

#20 Mar 19, 2007
i got the same thing on my cutlass supreme i fill 2 to 3 dollars worth when gas comes out the top of the filler neck. i am wondering if there is a valve on the vapor line going to the purge canister ,and that it s not operating properly increasing the pressure in the fuel tank enough to keep the one way valve at the bottom of the fuel filler hose ? has anyone heard a sound coming from the gas tank like it s lost pressure suddenly like a 2 litre getting crushed a bit by sucking the air out of it?

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