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Old 10-14-2013, 03:29 AM   #1
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I have a 2005 Ford mustang GT. I bought this car used and since I could remember always had a problem filling up on gas. I took it to the shop and got the fuel tank replace. The part alone ran me over $1300! The mechanic told me it will have the same trouble the first couple of times when I try to fill the tank, but the problem will eventually go away itís been almost a month and the problem still exist and now I have empty pockets because of this. Does anyone have any idea why this is happening? I am going to take it back tomorrow morning but I don't want to get hustle out any more money.
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There's a TSB on it but it's a chronic problem and even the TSB fix has been known to not always solve the problem. It has to do with the saddle tank design.

Try any combination of: 1) slowing the delivery rate at the pump 2) turning the pump handle anywhere from 45 degrees to 180 degrees 3) using a different pump and/or different station 4) stand on your head, spit nickles and hum "I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy"
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There's a TSB on it but it's a chronic problem and even the TSB fix has been known to not always solve the problem. It has to do with the saddle tank design.

Try any combination of: 1) slowing the delivery rate at the pump 2) turning the pump handle anywhere from 45 degrees to 180 degrees 3) using a different pump and/or different station 4) stand on your head, spit nickles and hum "I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy"
The upside down trick does it for me every time!
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:27 AM   #4
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There's a TSB on it but it's a chronic problem and even the TSB fix has been known to not always solve the problem. It has to do with the saddle tank design.

Try any combination of: 1) slowing the delivery rate at the pump 2) turning the pump handle anywhere from 45 degrees to 180 degrees 3) using a different pump and/or different station 4) stand on your head, spit nickles and hum "I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy"
I can tell you #4 doesn't work. I've tried it.
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:33 AM   #5
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Probably not your problem, but I had an issue after going with Fore fuel system, where the crossover tube between the saddles got kinked and the passenger side saddle wouldn't fill.
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:59 AM   #6
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I had the same problem with my 06 straight off the showroom floor. #4 is the only thing that ever really made any difference.
Every time I ever took it back to the dealership, they could "never get it to repeat the problem" so they did nothing about it.
Eventually it stopped doing it, about 4 - 6 months after purchase date.
I was told by a friend who was a mechanic at a different Ford dealership that it was an issue with air being released back out of the tank, (same idea as the hole in a gas can when pouring it).
I hate to say, but I think you wasted your money buying a new tank. I have also read on this forum that it is a common problem. It also sounds like no one has found a real solution to the problem either.
I couldn't help but read your post to see what suggestions you received, and #4 about nails it.
I advise you to wait it out for a while. Try not using to hold lever and holding the trigger yourself on a very slow flow, I know how frustrating this is and can only wish you, Good Luck!!
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mine does it aswell
dont put the nozzle all the way in
have it half way in and twist it
works for me everytime
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This drives me absolutely crazy on my car, some gas stations it is fine with no problems but others i give up because none of these techniques work and i just drive away with whatever i can get into it, when i screw around gas usually ends up pouring out and overflowing even if the tank isn't full.. My gas tank was replaced under warranty a few years ago for this issue and because the gauge would go to empty randomly.
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What Rudolph said also about putting the nozzle only about half way in. I forgot that one. I was probably too busy humming Yankee Doodle.



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I can tell you #4 doesn't work. I've tried it.
Try a different key and tempo.
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Old 02-25-2014, 05:29 PM   #10
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Yup I do the slow/click dance with the pump too. Turning it always helps though. Thanks for the advice on not replacing the tank itself.
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