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Tacoma 2003 Fueling Problem

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by john32073, Nov 14, 2018.

  1. Nov 14, 2018 at 1:36 PM
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    john32073

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    I have a 2003 Tacoma I recently bought used, It is a find running truck.

    When I fill it up with gas I notice a problem, I take the cap off and when I start fillingthe tank with gas (The engine is turned off) the fueling nozze lclick's off.

    I can not keep a gas flow going longer than a second or so the gas backs up to the neck of the filling pipe only draining down after it shuts off.

    I had to pull the nozzle out of the filling pipe and barely squeeze the trigger on the nozzle stopping every two to three second to let the fuel run down the pipe, For some reason it is not venting the air out of the tank as I fill it.

    The check engine light is not on

    Also, I noticed that the tank filling line looks to be about a three quarter inch (3/4) Line, Why Toyota put such a small filler line I cant figure out.

    Does anyone else had this problem and how to solve it.

    I removed the filler pipe to check it for anything blocking it nothing found checked the rubber boot that connects it to the tank everything was clear. Cleaned it around where the gas cap screws on blowing it with air, still have the problem
     
  2. Nov 14, 2018 at 1:40 PM
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    Is it aftermarket tank?
     
  3. Nov 14, 2018 at 1:46 PM
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    A bad charcoal canister can cause the issues you're describing
     
  4. Nov 14, 2018 at 3:52 PM
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    had the same issue with my 2002 and really was a pain when refueling. i did fix it by replacing the vsv valve, might want to check the vsv.
    good luck.
     
  5. Nov 15, 2018 at 12:02 PM
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    Toyota told me that the charcoal canister would not cause air from venting as I fuel it, because all the power is off (engine turned off)
    But I noticed their are alines going to the charcoal canister and I am thing myself about the vsv valve.
    After I burn this gas out I going to pull the tank off, check it out then replace the vsv, It is the original Tank
    The charcoal canister is up higher than the tank so I do not think gas go into it
     
  6. Nov 15, 2018 at 12:04 PM
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    Does anyone happen to know of someone who has a trailer hitch for sale? (frame bolting that will fit my truck)
     
  7. Nov 15, 2018 at 12:14 PM
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    Slickster where did you get the vsv valve at you replaced
     
  8. Nov 15, 2018 at 2:55 PM
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  9. Jan 2, 2019 at 4:29 PM
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    My Problem when Fueling the fuel nozzle keep clicking off ever 5 or 6 seconds, This let me to headaches would not go down the filler pipe fast. I took the bed off so I could get to everything easy. I replaced the Roll over check valve part 77390 35010 and the gasket.
    Took off The charcoal canister took off both valve and tested them and looked at the canister all was good put the back on when to put a couple dollars of gas still clicking off ever couple second went back and Now with out the bed on I pulled off the rubber elbow on the filler pipe going into the tank and used a flash light and looked into the found the problem The filler pipe extends about 3 or 4 INCHES in the tank Their is a cap on the end that was stuck closed the gas would not open when gas Hit it to pass into the tank. causing the nozzle to click off This part is the ONLY PART THAT TOYOTA CAN NOT GET OR FIND A PART NUMBER for it and they can not order
    so I had to remover it and repair it best that I could. Everything is find now Fuel it fast and easy.
    To Remove that part here is how
    1 Remove the Fuel tank Breather 4 screws it is easy (on Top of That Tank) You remove this so as you can see inside the tank you at the part
    2 Remove the fuel pump assembly so you get you hand inside the tank
    The part is plastic and slide on and off it has snap clips to hold it in place I bend the tin end piece out on mine to open it the pulled it off the to make it flush It need to fit flush Mine was stuck closed pushed it with a screw and bent it.

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