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Gas gushes out when I pump gas into my Ford Freestar.

I start pumping gas into my van and it shuts down like it is full, but it is not and then it spits gas back at me.

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  • basketbabe Dec 11, 2008

    This has also happened to me the 2 times I have fueled up. I used different gas stations also. ( I bought my 2006 Freestar the day after Thanksgiving.)

  • sofigar12 Jan 03, 2009

    I have the same problem when i fill my van with gas it stops like it has finished and then it spills the gasoline out its so annoying because it takes a lot of time to fill up my tank.



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Slow filler ,its most likely had a lump of wire wool pushed into filler pipe to stop anyone syphoning the gas

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