Everytime I get gas it starts to fill the tank and then after a while the gas spills out. I have to listen to it when I'm filling up tank. It acts like it does when the pump is about to shut off because tank is full. Could my fuel system have a problem? I have gone to 4 different gas stations thinking it was their pumps.
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Re: fuel spills out when I fill up.
I've found with our different vehicles that each one is different; one will shut off continuously, one not soon enough to avoid spitting (this one I do have to listen for), the other likes to have the nozzle at 90 degrees to avoid early shutoff.
Try tilting the nozzle toward the front or back of the vehicle to see if you can avoid the messy gusher.
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I believe I may be able to help you with the gas spillage you are having when filling the tank. This happened on my 1998 Toyota Camry.
One day, even though I was low on fuel, the attendant had trouble adding gas to my tank. Gas would spill during filling or the nozzle would click off (as though it was full) even though it was not. I had to stand there myself and slowly add gas until the tank was full.
I learned that my car had a thin vent tube that would run from the gas tank to the gas tank opening. As gas is rushing into the tank during filling, the air that is being displaced from the gas tank escapes through this tube. This tube had rusted closed a bit and was restricting the air flow escaping from the tank during pumping causing the problems I described. Once this tube was replaced, my problem was solved!
Hope this helps!
the gas is spilling out from where? is it spilling out from the filler, where you are putting the gas in? also is the pump handle shutting of a lot?
If the answer is yes then it sounds like the vent is clogged, this is very common, the problem is one of two things, the evap vent valve is stuck closed or the most common is that there is a spiders nest blocking the vent hose hole, spiders climb into the end off the hose and make web nest and this blocks the hose. what is happening is the air is not coming out.
When you fuel up the tank, as the gas is entering the yank is pushes the air out through this hose to allow room for gas. in your case the air is not coming out and there is no room for fuel so it is like the tank is full which it is but with air not gas, you may need to go to shop and have is cleaned out or if you are a little handy with cars you will need to go under the car locate evap canister and follow hose off vent valve and clean it out. good day.
SOUND LIKE EVAP CONTROL SYSTEM NOT WORKING.COULD HAVE STOPPED UP FUEL SOAK EVAP CHARCOAL CANISTER.OR THE PURGE SOLENOID NOT WORKING ALSO GAS CAP COULD BE FAULTY.HAVE THE EVAP SYSTEM CODE SCANNED.WHEN PUMPING GAS EASE THE GAS SPOUT OUT JUST A LITTLE SO YOU CAN PUMP GAS IN TAKE.REASON CAR WONT ACCEPT GAS BECAUSE EXCESS GAS VAPORS CAUSES PRESSURE TO BUILD UP IN FUEL TANK IN WHICH WILL KEEP GAS FROM BEING PUMPED IN FUEL TANK.
I sounds like you have an electrical problem with the dashboard. It will have to be pulled and checked.
I had the same problem with the gas tank on my 95 mustang. You are going to have to drop the tank. There is a rubber seal where the filler neck goes into the gas tank that has failed and must be replaced. You are losing even more gas than you think. Everytime you make a left turn gas is sloshing out through that bad seal.
Have someonde turn the key to on position not start and listen for humming of fuel pump above gas tank in trunk or put ear to gas tank. May only run for a short time to build fuel pressure. No sound, check fuse. Fuse blown, filter screen in tank or fuel filter clogged making pump run hard. Prevelent from using dirty gas cans to fill tank. Please rate answer.
Your vent pipe which allows gas fumes to come out of your tank as you fill it sounds like it's not working.Did this just happen and if so have you had anyone working on your vehicle near the fuel filler?