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It will not accept fuel. the nozzle clicks off

I try to fuel it up and the nozzle clicks off

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  • sonia colon Oct 15, 2008

    I paid 80.00 at the shop and they can't find the problem. they said i need a new vent pipe. I am getting desperate. They told me to break the little vents off under the gas lid..I did that and it didn't help. Do you have any suggestions please????? The gas nozzle clicks off immediately on trying to fuel up. I took the entire neck off and ran water through the neck and it flowed perfectly. (Not in to the tank of course.) What else can I check???? Thanks so much.

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There is a vent line to let air out of the tank while filling, it runs down along side the filler hose, this hose is kinked or otherwise obstructed, this is the only thing that will cause your problem.

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Its the vent valve in the fuel tank

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