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My Mercedes SLK320 wont let the gas pump add gas to my tank. The pump nozzle constantly sheuts offunless pumping very very slowly.

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  • lionrough Sep 15, 2008

    Yes, I have tried skinning the vacuum shroud back, and that has no effect in this situation. Actually, I had this problem on a 5000 mile trip from CA through Idaho, Montana, Alberta, BC, Washington, Oregon and CA. It happens with all types of nozzels.

    I have seen blogs about other makes of cars with the same problem and htey have comments about charcoal canisters & solenoids that operate with the canisters, and the linve that goes from the tank back to the filler neck.

    Let me know if you have an;y other suggestions and if you know where to find the canister and how to access the return vent line so I might clean it out.




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Not sure if it's a vacuum issue.... I will just push back the rubber seal and input the nozzle....Then it will dispense the gas....Not sure why..... It only happens at certain gas stations..
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