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Adding gas I have tried several times to add gas to my 2001 blazer, I am unable to add any the pump keeps turning off, and I even tried using a can to add it. There are no kinks in the hoses, and I thought maybe it was vapor locked but that didnt seem to be an issue either. What do I do next?

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Gas pumps turn off when they sense flow re-entering the nozzle. Try adjusting how far you are shoving the pump nozzle into the vehicle. or don't squeeze the pump too hard (the excess velocity creates turbulence which creates back-splash and triggers the sensor).

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