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 pressure sensor tell the pcm if pressure inside tank can be achieve.if your problems is when you fill up the tank then could be a separator inside the tank or fill tube restriction
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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.
i think there may be a kink or pinch in the hose connecting the gas tank to the filler cap assembly. you will want to get under your car right under the gas cap door where you would fill up and check the hoses mainly the large one while not ignoring the smaller one which is for ventilation of your gas tank and just make sure that those hoses are not too long causing the hose to crimp somewhere in the middle obstructing the flow of gas to the tank. hope this helps. goodluck!
Hello: This code indicates a problem with the evap system vent valve. A stuck closed vent valve will affect the fueling, if air can,t get out of the tank while fueling you will have a hard time filling the tank. You didn't say what year/model you have so the valve may be near the fuel tank or inside the tank. This problem should not affect fuel mileage.
There should be an air vent coming from the top of the gas tank back to the top of the fuel tank. Possibly kinked or pinched, try pulling the fuel nozzle about half way out and filling the tank on the lowest setting the fuel pump will let you.
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Chrysler and Dodge have a fuel vapor filter that allows air out of the gas tank but filters the harmful fumes. Usually the problem happens from topping off your gas after the gas pump stops due to the automatic shut off and then putting more gas in the tank (to make the bill an even $50. or to the next $5 increment, or pumping more in just because it fits). Anyway the filter gets saturated with gas, is not able to breath, and causes a vacuum in the tank. Because of this, the anti-siphon ball is not able to float around and sits at the opening of the fuel fill tube and won't allow any more gas to be put in (acts like the car is full). If you pump super duper slow like put a nickel to hold the gas pump handle, it will trickle in without a problem, but it takes forever! Solution, get the filter replaced and don't over fill the tank.