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problems filling gas tank?

Old 01-13-2008, 08:39 AM
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The last two times I tried to fill up I could only get it to 3/4 of a tank before the pump would shut off. Last time I only got 5 gallons in it and it spilled some gas out the fill. I know I used more than 5 gallons of gas so I don't think my gauge is wrong. If the vent was clogged could that prevent me from filling the tank? I don't know how the gas tank vent operates, but I know you can't put gas in without air coming out right?


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Old 01-13-2008, 08:45 AM
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There is a TSB that suggests turning the pump like 90-180 degrees, it works from the feedback i have heard.....i only had the problem 1 time, no problems for 2 years maybe.

Here is somthing also

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Old 01-13-2008, 08:50 AM
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Try turning the pump HANDLE to the 2 o'clock position. It works for me. Last time I got gas, I forgot all about it and just hammered down on the pump lever and it fueled up fine.
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:05 AM
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I have this same problem almost everytime I fill up, I have never tried turning the pump to 2oclock though. I usually just back off on the pump and fill the car up slower and it works just takes alot longer.
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:05 AM
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Very common with the S197's. Do a search.
Some pumps are more sensitive to the problem than others. Just turn the handle at various angles and be sure to pump as slow as possible. It's a pita but you'll get used to it...
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:06 AM
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I've actually never had any problems filling the car til this year ( 1 1\2 years later). I now just turn the handle to 3 o'clock and never have any issues anymore.
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:15 AM
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Yeah in 1.5 yrs it has done it twice for me! Turn to 10 or 2 position and it should help. Pump pressure and size and layout of the downspout to the gas tank on our cars is a known TSB and if still under warranty they have a fix at Ford
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:23 AM
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I don't believe it's the tsb because fuel actually came back out like it was full or did you guys have that happen as well?

I tried a different gas station the second time thinking it was the pump and that's when I kept clicking it till gas spilled out.

I could have very well clogged the vent tube since I live on a dirt road and it gets mud caked up under the car. If it would stop raining I could check it.
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:31 AM
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I don't believe it's the tsb because fuel actually came back out like it was full or did you guys have that happen as well?

I tried a different gas station the second time thinking it was the pump and that's when I kept clicking it till gas spilled out.

I could have very well clogged the vent tube since I live on a dirt road and it gets mud caked up under the car. If it would stop raining I could check it.
I am not sure if mine is the TSB. I just know me and you Moose are having the exact same problem. Once or twice fuel has acctually spilled back out and alot of the time it just clicks. I feel ya with the rain it raned off and on all day yesterday here (Jacksonville) and I had some work I was wanting to do to the car, today is looking alot better here. Sorry to here about your wreck in the other topic.
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Old 01-13-2008, 10:23 AM
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I was going to post something on this too... Pissed me right off the frist time I stopped to fill up with the new car, and I couldn't get more than 5 gal in the car before it would shut off every 20 cents!

Since I have switched gas stations, and I haven't had a problem since. But now that I know this, I will not be so freaked out to stop and fill up anywhere. Thanks!
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