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When fueling, the gas tank backs up & cuts off nozzle.

My 2001 Toyota Corolla cuts the nozzle off 3 or 4 times each gallon while fueling, no matter how much is already in the tank.  I took it to a mechanic who replaced the fuel tank vent, stating that it looked like it was stuck.  That did not solve the problem.  The mechanic also said that nothing else seemed wrong.  The filler tube was clear, no obstructions.  He doesn't know what is causing the problem.  Can you help?

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Make sure that the vent on the tank is still clear!! Did it work for a lil while after he let you get the car or was it still messed up when you went to pick the car up after the repairs

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