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Have you ever heard of a cars fuel tank not allowing gas to be filled? the cars on E but when you try to fill gas tank, liquid just sprays all over,,, car is 2003 dodge caravan

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  • sadie774 Dec 27, 2008

    all gauges work properly. checked fill vent pipe and not kinked. added heat to gas tank.also tried venting from top while adding gas. None of these have worked. any more ideas anyone?

  • sadie774 Dec 29, 2008

    Thanks everyone! Great ideas! Kdc744 that did it! whot woo!

  • kevin carpenter May 11, 2010

    you have checked the vent hose ok well the only other think i would try is removing the filler neck and hose and see if it is res good luck and let me know what happens thanks kdc744

  • kevin carpenter May 11, 2010

    dose the gauge read empty all the time? if it dose the float arm our the float it self has failed. has the tank been removed? . do you have any other problems with any other gauges not working propley

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Yes I answer questions about this condition quite often, it is caused by the gas tank fill vent pipe being restricted, usually it is kinked.

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