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Gas pump repeatedly shuts off when fueling.

When trying to add fuel the pump will keep shutting off. Yes the tank is low. I am not trying to overfill it. I'll have to squeeze the trigger 30 or 40 times to get a few gallons of gas in there. Is this a sensor problem of some kind? Tried slowing the flow, tried repositioning the nozzel etc. It does not happen every time but far too often.

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You have a little valve on top of your fuel tank that feeds the purge canister. This is a fuel vapor control valve for emissions. It has probably plugged. You may need to drop the tank to fix this. If so replace the fuel filter then too.

You can try going to a local auto parts store to get a length of tubing...about 1/4 inch or so. This needs to be rated for fuel. You will feed this tube into your tank where you fill it with gas. You need to have enough room for the fuel nozzle to fit next to it. feed the tubing down into the tank...but dont lose it inside. Then fill the tank. the tubing will vent the tank in place of the bad valve.

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You may have a partial blockage of the air vent. You might try something as simple as using a non-metal long strip that can reach the tank through the vent hole in the fill tube. Be very careful not to use anything that may cause a spark as you may cause a dangerous explosion. If that doesnt solve the problem. you should either remove the tank and clean it or have that done. My guess is that if the tank is that dirty you need to replace the screen and pump in the tank while you are there.

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