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Old 08-31-2011, 11:37 AM   #1
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Help. I can't fill gas tank.

The gas pump shuts off every 1/10 gallon. The truck is an '02 w/ 49k miles. It has never been off roaded so there is no mud blocking tank breather. All vacuum lines are hooked up. I would be thankfull if any knows how to fix this.
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Old 08-31-2011, 11:44 AM   #2
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Try a new gas station I have had to move to another pump before over some similar experience.
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Old 08-31-2011, 11:49 AM   #3
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sees what you did there.
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Mine does that sometimes. If I hold the nozzle so it's only 3/4 as far as it will go into the tank then it fixes it.
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Try a new gas station I have had to move to another pump before over some similar experience.
Have problems all the time on base. Just try another pump/station before you start looking at your ride IMHO...Good luck
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yeah, it's a pump issue, not a truck issue!

Sometimes I have to hold the handle down for the entire tank, instead of flipping the little lever that holds the handle down, because the auto shut-off keeps tripping.

Just fiddle with the position of the hose (pull it out a little bit, or push it in a little further), or just hold the handle. Or go to a different pump.
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Actually it is probably the truck.
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Sometimes I have to hold the nozzle upside down at some stations...
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my moms camry did this but it was alot worse. it ended up being the charcol canister. something to do with the fuel filler neck. maybe the same thing?
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Mine does that sometimes. If I hold the nozzle so it's only 3/4 as far as it will go into the tank then it fixes it.
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Actually it is probably the truck.
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The fill tube design cuts off the venturi (see below)
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As the gas level in the tank rises, the distance between the dispenser nozzle and the fuel grows smaller. A small pipe called a venturi runs alongside the gas nozzle. When the end of the venturi pipe becomes submerged in the rising gas, it chokes off the air pressure that holds the nozzle handle open and shuts down the flow of gas. Unfortunately, this shutdown can sometimes happen before the tank is full as the rapidly flowing gas backs up on its way into the tank. This can cause the gas handle to spring open before pumping is complete, leaving the annoyed customer to squeeze the handle again and risk the possibility of overflow. Pausing briefly will allow the gas to continue into the tank and the pump nozzle to start pouring gas again.
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Mine does that sometimes. If I hold the nozzle so it's only 3/4 as far as it will go into the tank then it fixes it.
Same here. It sucks that you can't walk away from it, but this still works. It's only at some stations that it happens, tho.
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I'm going to chect out the canister. It's a truck issue. It worked fine then one day was unable to fill tank
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Fixed: Can't fill gas tank

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The gas pump shuts off every 1/10 gallon. The truck is an '02 w/ 49k miles. It has never been off roaded so there is no mud blocking tank breather. All vacuum lines are hooked up. I would be thankfull if any knows how to fix this.
I had this problem after Mr. GoodWrench did oil change and air filter on my 2002 Taco. Turned out that the mech pinched a hose under the air filter cover. Took off the cover, moved the hose and replaced the cover: fixed!

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