Question about 2007 Volvo S40 2.4i Sedan
Every time I fill up my Volvo S40i at every station I've been to the pump will constantly cut off during fill-up. I've tried pulling the nozzle further out of the gas tank and pushed it in as far as possible (and yes moved the nozzle in every other possible direction, even turning the nozzle upside down), but the pumps still cut off and will never continuously fill the car. Any help?
I had a similar problem with my 1999 S80. Give this a try. You don't need any mechanical experience. At no point will you come into contact with any gasoline. This is a five minute fix if it's what I think it is.
Background: when you gas up your car, it goes down a tube to the gas tank. There is a vent on that tube to let off gas fume pressure that can build up in the tank. If the vent gets clogged pressure builds up in the tank. Modern gas pumps shut off when that pressure comes back up the tube from the tank. I think if you clean out the vent with a Q-tip you'll solve your problem. At least, it worked for me.
(fig. 1 - a vent for the tube that leads to your gas tank)
I suppose it's possible that when you open the blockage some gas fumes will vent out, so don't be smoking while you do this :) Now that I've said this, to be super-duper safe why not do this outside away from any chance of open flame.
Posted on May 29, 2010
The main problem is that you don´t get air out of fueltank.
It is 4 things that create this problem.
Evap valve in fueltank,
Fuel in canister,
House between fueltank and canister is damage.
House between canister and fillercap.
Loose house connetion at fueltank ,(house between fueltank and canister)
Look fore damage att house or fuel in house.
Fill up car with fuel without connect house , if i´ts OK you have damage in canister or house between canister or fillercap, if not you have problem with the valve in fueltank.
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
There is a anty theft screen in the line to stop people from stealing your gas there may be a clog in the screen .
Posted on Feb 11, 2009
My 2007 Volvo S40 has done this as well as some of my other vehicles. All I do is stick my finger in the gas hole, vent the pent up fumes and resume pumping gas. So far it has worked every time.
Posted on Sep 23, 2014
Same issue with my '08 Volvo. It has been in for service on this 4 times and still happens. Gas tank has been replaced. hoses checked, everything. If you find a solution from Volvo, post it here.
Posted on Feb 03, 2010
Have the same problem with a 2002 focus all I do is squeeze the pump half way and pump slower otherwise it kicks out every 2 seconds no matter how you have the nozle in
Posted on Apr 19, 2009
SOURCE: 1999 volvo v70 xc gas tank
Option 1 the easiest way is to jump the fuel pump relay with the fuel feed line at the engine disconnected from the engine and connected to some sort of catch basin (bucket, gas can, etc.) this allows you to use the vehicles fuel pump to drain the fuel. All you have to do is find the fuel pump relay, then jump the positive side (key off) to power to make the fuel pump run, use that to pump all the bad fuel out.
Option 2 is to remove the filler neck and check valve from the tank (a real pain on that car)
Option 3 is to remove and drain the tank... this is the most costly and time consuming option as the alldata labor guide quotes 8 hours labor time.. so i would advise option 1
As for damage to the vehicle/engine that is always possible with a contaminated fuel, my advice would be just to get the bad fuel out as soon as possible, get good gas in it and give it a try.
Posted on Nov 21, 2008
in fact my car has done this .pull out fuse cover .under the radio reach in and push the large black relay down lower dash lights will come on now turn the key.
Posted on Apr 29, 2009
It more than likely may be the fuel pump. My girlfriend recently had the same problem with her S60 I came across a recall for the fuel pump. I took it by the dealers and they took care of it free of charge. The only negative thing I guess is that they kept it for a few days.
Posted on May 20, 2009
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