Question about 2005 Ford Crown Victoria
Sometimes I smell fumes in the car. When I try to fill up the tank, the gas shoots back out. Gas won't go in and the pump keeps clicking off. It takes anywhere from 15-25 minutes to fill up my car. It has about 32,000 miles on it.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
My 2004 Avalanche does the same thing, but air doesn't rush out when I open the cap. After examining the system, I believe the problem to be the very small diameter piece of tubing that connects the filler inlet to the tank itself. After a few years the rubber tube partially collapses. I suspect this may be an issue because if you turn the gas pump down a click instead of wide open, it fills fine.
Posted on Oct 19, 2009
The tank vent pipe may be blocked or kinked, it usually branches off the main tank filler pipe and can be seen from under the car.
Posted on Oct 23, 2009
Try having the area that the hose was disconnected from steamed cleaned, or go to a car wash wash and spray the area. It might help, that is if you already haven't done so.
Posted on May 28, 2009
Now, in the past year, when I fill the gas tank, I can smell gas fumes inside the car (remember, it's a wagon).
I have a lot of customers that run into this problem and get the same answers from the dealers.
Given the age of the car and that it has been in a accident, here is what I would look for first.
1. First, because of the accident I would look to see if all the work was performed properly around the gas tank. Check the filler neck to make sure that all hoses and clamps are tight and in good shape, if cracked or it has any bad spots in it, replace it. The tech. that repaired the car could have missed something by accident; this is always a good place to start with by double-checking the work that was done.
2. I've had the Fuel Pump replaced twice due to recall. Another possibility, when they installed the fuel pump they may not have put the seal in right or it could have slipped. There is usually a rubber ring that goes between the tank and the pump and it might have moved during installation. When you fill the tank to the top it may come out because the seal slipped out of position.
3. I'm not sure on this model but on a lot of the newer cars they have been mounting the charcoal canister in the quarter panel next to the fuel neck but it may be hidden behind a plastic cover. The charcoal canister may have been damaged from the accident or it could just be defective and when you fill the tank up it may be going into the canister and fumes are coming from it or gas may be leaking out of it.
4. I have found that some of my customers have been over filling the tank trying to put as much as they can squeeze into the tank, this is not a good idea. When it gets hot outside, the gas expands and has no where to go except into the canister or lines of the canister, this system is not meant to handle gas, it is only meant to handle fumes. You will smell gas if you try to over fill the tank. When you fill it at the station you should let it click off. Just try rounding it off to the fifty cent mark, (example: $10.03 only go to $10.50 not $11.00) this will help you to keep from over filling the tank and neck of the tank. Over filling the tank can clause damage to the canister and components in this emission system.
These are things that the average person with some mechanical knowledge can check out on their own. After this point, it will usually have to be looked into by a fully qualified tech. with good trouble shooting skills that can follow the flowcharts to find the problem.
Posted on Oct 28, 2008
get the filler hose checked out as it may have a spring inside it to hold its shape or something has been dropped inside restricting it!
Posted on Jul 20, 2009
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