Trouble filling gas tank

Marcus Hook, PA

#266 May 19, 2011
This is crazy im having the same problem with my 99 buick regal cant put gas in pump keeos stop and these so called mechanics dont have a clue smh somebody please tell me sumthing I replaced fuel tank n fuel neck worked for a few days then same issue please somebody with a few smarts tell me something.

Atlanta, GA

#267 May 22, 2011
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.
I have a 1994 Ford Ranger and I could only put a $2.00 or so holding the gas pump handle at full fill. I solved th problem and I developed ways to fill the tank until I realize what the problem was.

The problem was my gas line was bent. I was not involved in an accident or anything but sowmehow the gas line became bent and it would not allow gas to flow freely. Friend of mines went under the car and unkinked it. Worked just fine. He used no special tools and it took him less than 30 minutes.

While I had the problem of filling my tank, I learned how to put gas in. It would take me 30 mins to get $20 worth of gas, but I managed. I would hold the gas pump and let just a little gas flow at a time, and I mean barely pull up on the lever. This fools the gas full cut off valve. Slowly releasing the gas takes a long time and you must pay attention to when the pump is full yourself. But you can get it done.
Vadim Goltser

Omaha, NE

#268 Jun 1, 2011
I have the same problem FORD TAURUS 2001 SE FlexFuil.. it takes me 20 to 35 min to fill my tank. do anyone have any ideas what is wrong?

Warrington, PA

#269 Jun 23, 2011
Bill L wrote:
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Becca please see my post from dec. 26
My daughters car is haveing the same problem with 2002 sonata for the past two weeks?
How do we fix the problem with out spending a lot of money

Warrington, PA

#270 Jun 23, 2011
spiders freak me out;and woudn't know how too do it any suggestions

Mount Prospect, IL

#271 Jun 25, 2011
I had the same problem this week on my 05 Malibu. Could not get the gas nozzle to go after first 2 gallons. Took 10 minutes to get 8 gallons in. I took a broken nylon electrical fish tape with the metal tip broke off and snaked about 5 feet of it into the fill tube and banged it into th bottom of the fill tube. Never got the tape wet w/ gas. I think it rattled the check valve loose. Worked like a charm. Filled it the next day with the nozzle on full. 7 gallons in 2 minutes. Good luck.
Heather H

Wagener, SC

#272 Jun 27, 2011
Darren B wrote:
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.
Our Camry just started doing the same thing about 2-3 wks. ago! We don't know what to do. My husband took the flex hose off that runs from the tank to the fuel door and looked down in the gas tank with a flashlight and mirror. He said there is a little door down in there. He poked it with a screwdriver to make sure it was moving and it is. Something is making the nozzle think the tank is full. Let me know if you find an answer to your problem. All I can think to do is replace the gas tank!

Wake Forest, NC

#273 Jun 29, 2011
I have just started having same problem with 2001 Surburban. Sometimes, I hold the nozzle almost to the outside of the gas cap to get gas to go in? Just came back from Florida, and it started on the way home, drove 600 miles, having to stop at gas stations - stopped at the Fayetteville Ft Bragg Army base and a nice officer helped me get the tank full. He held the gas hose to the side and not too far into the tank, and it took 26 gallons, so I know it wasn't the gas gauge.

Washington, DC

#274 Jun 30, 2011
Since slot of different car owners are having the same problem I would have to wonder if the filling stations could be airrating their gas coming out of nozzle . Since the filler neck is sensitive to that type of stuff. Also them breakaways that they put on the pumps always make slot of noise like they could also cause flow problems. The states haven't been checking pumps like they used to. Look at the sticker on the pump it could be a year or two outdated. Unregulated equals getting screwed.

Fayetteville, NC

#275 Jul 1, 2011
Same issue. 97 lumina. I can only get about 15 - 12 $ in and it reads as full also. So could that be my fuel gage since it reads that way? It's the exact same problem everone else has. I actually had a spider bite into a sensor and I failed inspection because of it lol tired of being stared at, at the pumps
Heather H

Wagener, SC

#276 Jul 1, 2011
Phil wrote:
Same issue. 97 lumina. I can only get about 15 - 12 $ in and it reads as full also. So could that be my fuel gage since it reads that way? It's the exact same problem everone else has. I actually had a spider bite into a sensor and I failed inspection because of it lol tired of being stared at, at the pumps
My gas hand does not read full. It just cuts off at the pump like it's full. It only reads 1/4 to 1/2 a tank depending on how much gas we get to go in. I agree with the man that said maybe it's the gas stations. That thought actually crossed my mind. We have 4 vehicles and it's only doing that on the camry.

Wichita, KS

#277 Jul 3, 2011
02 ranger . Same thing . Gas nozzle shuts off and gas comes flooding out of the tank . Takes a long time to get a fill up .
I think this is a problem with the vent valve or the filler neck could be damaged and bent , I have not looked yet, perhaps the evaporator fume canister vent valve activating and making the tank think it is full.
I did have a truck that did this and it was the neck . It had been crushed and the gas could not flow freely.

United States

#278 Jul 10, 2011
I Have a 94 Ford with two tanks. I can fill the back one up, but when I go to put gas in the front I can't even open it or gas will out. So when I needed gas in the back tank one day. I tried to fill the front but was unable to put anytihing in it. So I had to fill the back tank again. Iam still unable to put gas in the front. What can I do.

Bowie, MD

#279 Jul 10, 2011
My wife has same problem w/06' explorer inly it just started when we got vehicle back from dealer after paying them over $800 to replace 2 sensors in or around gas tank because her check engine light was on.they charged $150 just to drop the tank! I looked underneath the vehicle & tank is right there, very accessible. I bet it took them all of 10 minutes to take off. Just got vehicle back & shes on her way to Tennessee from Indiana to visit her folks & has to stop every 125 miles or so to put a whopping 7 gallons in the tank, with 3 boys mind you, ages 8,12, & 14! I'm glad I had to stay behind to work! Sorry hunny

Richmond, KY

#280 Jul 23, 2011
This is caused by the fuel vapors not being ventilated properly which causes the gas tank to not vent while pumping and shuts the gas nozzle off. Could be a vent hose running from the tank clogged, a bad charcoal canister under the hood, or the fuel sending unit going bad. Cars have an evaporative emission control system which may need to be checked out.

United States

#281 Aug 24, 2011
Having same problem with 2006 Chrysler Pacifica for a couple of months now. No one seems to be able to figure out problem. Been to everyone from dealership to shade tree mechanics

Pottstown, PA

#282 Aug 27, 2011
I am having the same problem with my 2008 dodge avenger. It is very frustrating. I read someone else's post about the pressure relief being the culprit. I dunno
Kia Kia Spectra

United States

#284 Sep 10, 2011
Can't fill my gas tank very easy. The gas won't pour in the tank very long...The hose shuts off... over and over and over. It's a real pain to put gas in the car.
The dealer first put a new filter - did not work - then they did some type of pressure thing....- did not work - Now they are going to take the tank apart and clean it out - we will see what happens.
They said that sometimes a dirty filter will draw dirt into the tank and mess it up - so it needs cleaning... we will see.
The dealer is not charging for the work....
brenda h

Williamston, SC

#285 Sep 12, 2011
my 2000 hyundai accent is doing it. Its driving me crazy! I hope someone comes up with a solution. It only started doing after I had lost my gas cap and drove around without one for a while. Is it spider problems too
Barry P

Auburndale, FL

#286 Sep 17, 2011
craztaz wrote:
sounds to me like all of you are just experiecing a problem with the nozzle at the gas station it has a sensor at the tip that would cause it to do that i just don't see all of you having the same problem especially with a fairly new auto,as far as filling your tank to the brim that is a bad thing to do the gas in your tank needs room to expand<quoted text>
If you don't know what you are talking about. Shut your hole jackass!
For anyone that is having the problem. The vent control valve is usually the problem. Over filling can also damage the charcoal system at times. Find a reliable mechanic and he can repair your problem. Unfortunately some systems have multiple hoses and valves so be careful when letting the dealer just replace everything in stead of diagnosing the problem first. Just try and remember the part; Vent control valve. Some manufacturers call it different names but they should recognise the term and the problem. Good luck!

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