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I can not remove nozzle from the fuel tank after i filled up my tank.I finally got it out by pulling it alot of times(may be 15 time) slowly and get out.I just wonder if i damage the internal of the tank?

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  • thop Dec 09, 2012

    i am so scare to fuel up my suv again.But I have to do so yesterday at another gas station. This time I went to the Pestro Canada the one I alway went to andd also inspect the nozzle which i never do before .Seen fine and this time.That what the dealer recomend to do and stay away trom gas station have problem.At the dealer place ,the advicer try to understand the problem which they said nerver hear before and they can not fix the problem, I just worry what if it happen again .Is there a simple solution which will remove the nozzle out istead use extrem force to pull it out.Thanks!

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    Richard M. Dec 10, 2012

    I have worked on hundreds of vehicles that have the same cap less fuel system like yours...and I have never heard of a problem like this. I think there was a problem with the nozzle itself. There is no simple solution if the nozzle nozzle gets stuck again. I would recommend using a different fuel pump or different gas station all together.

  • sharansri Jul 02, 2013

    it happened the same thing with me yes'day for my 2013 ford escape SEL where the nozzle got stuck in the car tank at costco.Although the gas station helper,AAA,costo manager tried to help it did not work, finally called policy and ford dealer and after long discussion they Police asked costco manager to disconnect the nozzle from the gas pump.

  • sharansri Jul 02, 2013

    Police given us a small note as the nozzle is attached to our car tank and it would be not safe to drive on freeway back has to go to dealer and see how they going to remove the nozzle as we need to return the nozzle to costo.all this took almost 4 hours...



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I dont think you damaged the tank. There is a filler neck tube that separates where you put fuel in and the tank itself that is about 3 feet long. You could have damaged the cap less fuel fill. If you dont see any the cap less door not closing or missing I think you should be ok. If your check engine light comes on in the next could be related to small damage to the cap less system.
Your vehicle could still be under warranty for the cap less filler neck ...if there is any damage or the fuel nozzles keep getting stuck.

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Make sure you have the check valves in place on the lines at the sending units on the tanks. If the switching valve on the frame rail goes bad it can push fuel back up the return to the opposite tank than you are pulling from causing fuel to push up and out the inlet. If these were not removed and replaced on the new sending units they will have to be purchased from the dealer.

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theres a problem with the pipe that goes from the gas tank to the gas cap.Look under neath and see if the hose is pinched or bent.Another cause could be who ever owned it before had the tank out and they messed up the hose when they put it back in but that is differently the problem..

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SOURCE: I have a 2006 F250 which I have lots of

Hello, I may have an idea, the tank is not venting. Consider a gas can pouring without the vent open. Its slow, and needs to displace air to pour correctly.

On some fuel systems there are vent solenoids for the evaporator cannister. The vacuum is suppose to draw excess fumes after the engine starts. Its not suppose to keep vacuum while fueling. You may also have a tank hung crooked. If the low side of the tank is on the fuel fill, you will never get gas to go uphill to where the cavity is on the tank. Simply you are trying to fill the tank from the bottom instead of the top.

You may need to rehang the tank. If you are not the original owner of the truck you may want to check to see if this is the correct tank or an extended range aftermarket tank.

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