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Can't put gas in ank

Love My Kia Sportage (2002), but both my daughters and mine have started to refuse to take gas. It takes about 15 minutes to fill the tank. Is there a vent that could be plugged? gary

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  • garyholliday Dec 15, 2008

    On this Kia .there is only one tube going to the tank (filler) The tank must vent from somewhere else, and its too D cold to look (-40) today

  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    same thing is happening to our 2002 kia sportgage it will not except gas for some reason. never happened to us before. please can someone tell us how to fix the problem.

  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    mine does that to but i figured out if you set the pump on the lowest setting it does take a little longer(not 15 minutes) but you wont have any spillage

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I just had this problem fixed at the dealer. There is a vent canister on the fuel tank that is plugged. the part needs to be replaced @$80.00 plus 1 hr labour.

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Hope this helps. Take the little black box,that looks like a battery box,take it apart pull off the sedtion that the elect.plug ist hooked to and wash it out and make sue if it s cold out,you let it dry

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

  • myzz Jan 26, 2009

    oops forgot to say that the box is under the sportage by gas takesorry lol

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You'll have to lay down to see it, but use a light if needed, and look up at hoses going from filler (where you put gas in) to tank, my guess is that one of them has a kink in it. Smaller one is vent/overflow, larger one is for fuel to tank. By the sounds of it, if this didn't occur for sometime, Kia, may have a technical service bulletin or recall on it if both are doing the same thing, so it wouldn't hurt to give their service dept a quick call in case it's a free repair.

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