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Gas tank will not fill up

It clicks before it is full and when i try to force more in it spills out, but yet is not full, is this something i can take care of my self or do i need to take it in for repair, i have 95 toyota corolla and i love my car no problems accept this one please help.

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  • aa3815 May 21, 2009

    I have the same problem with my 2000 Hyundai Elantra with only 70k miles. I found this when I did a Google on it.

    "Depending on your vehicle here is the fixes:

    There's a piece on the
    charcoal canister they call the "on-board recover ORVR valve", or a fill check
    valve. This is a one-way check valve that will direct displaced vapors to the
    canister as you fill the tank. When this thing gets stuck, the vapors in the
    tank won't displace, and the nozzle shuts off because of the pressure increase.
    The part isn't too expensive and it's fairly easy to replace and not an uncommon
    occurence.
    __________

    It's on the charcoal canister connected to the
    gas tank with a vacuum hose. If I remember right it just clips in and it's not
    terribly difficult to replace.

    OR

    If you live near lakes, jungles,
    forests or oceans it might be this.

    Behind the gas tank there is a box
    with several hoses coming out. One short hose (about 6 inches long and 3/8 inch
    diameter) goes into the frame where the axle would be. Take this hose off with a
    flat-headed screwdriver. It will be filled with spider nests. Clean them out,
    put the hose back on, and presto!"

    I think this is the best advice above. I know, I had a problem with our 1999 Honda Accord with gas fumes coming near the gas tank. Found out it was valve near the EVAP canister underneath where the gas was filled.


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