When fueling my 2003 pontiac vibe the fuel pump continuously clicks off when filling so it takes forever to fill the gas tank. I took it in to the dealer and they replaced the filler tube which did not fix the problem. There are no error codes stored in the computer. Are there some other vents that could be clogged causing the problem?
Re: fuel filling clicks off repeatedly when not full
I had the same problem on my 2003 vibe... they replaced the filler tube also and it didn't fix it then they replaced the entire fuel filling system including the venting tupe and located a bee hive honeycomb in the vent line and that was what was causing the problem and have no problems since. hope this helps.
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What happens if you fill from a portable gas can? No spills on the ground other than from the fill location? Do you have a "locking cover"? Air needs to come out of the tank, It is possible something has gotten into the fill neck of the tank preventing fuel from going into the tank. The portable gas can may reveal that kind of problem. Has anyone tried to work on the fuel system, perhaps the emission system? If so take it back. It almost sounds like the vacuum pump is "discharging" into the tank. So the correct "plumbing" connections have been compromised. or the pump is running backwards, so the electrical connections have been compromised. Is the car just back from collision repair? Take it back.
The fuel meter inside the tank has malfunctioned. One option is to replace the fuel pump. Second option is to bring down the fuel tank and remove the fuel pump and check see if the metering rod was bent. Now if you are not having problems with the fuel pump. I would deal with the gauge being low and continue running the car until the time comes to replace the fuel pump.
First thing i would do is take the mass air flow sensor off and clean the small thin wires inside with a non-chlronated brake cleaner let dry for 10 minutes then re-install.If that does'nt help then check the fuel pressure it could be a weak pump or clogged fuel filter.Then check for vacuum leaks and next i would have the injectors cleaned.
The fix, unfortunately, is inside the fuel tank. You have to have the unit replaced. It's pretty maddening that something like that wouldn't even last 5 years. I have a 63 chev 1/2 ton that the gauge still works, and to my knowledge has never been touched.