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It takes for ever to put fuel in the car because the pump keeps shutting off

You have to manually hold the pump because the fuel backs up and shuts the pump off continuously

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Usually a blockage in the small vent pipe inside the filler pipe, or the vent for the gas tank.

Posted on Jan 11, 2013


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on grand prixs with 3800 there is a resistor in the passenger wheel well behind the inner fender yo can see the wires go to it through engine compartment through the fender

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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Fuel is coming up your inlet tube and telling the pump mechanism that your tank is full. When filling your tank, it has to purge air in order to make room for the new load of fuel that you are trying to dispense into it. This is done via a hose that attaches to the top of your filler/inlet tube, and the hose goes back down to the tank. The hose likely has a kink, or some sort of blockage not allowing proper venting, and therefore the pump believes your tank to be full. The fix is to remove this hose and free the blockage or kink in order for your tank to vent back up to the top properly. I believe some manufacturers call this hose a "Reverse Overflow". Good Luck! I hope you find this very helpful!

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Change your fuel filter if you already haven't done so. Good luck!

Posted on Jan 01, 2010

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SOURCE: Can not put fuel in gas tank. seems that it is

Hi you may need to turn the position of the pump to another angle, some cars are very awkward to fill up, my current car is the same I have to hold the fuel pump on its side to get the fuel in.

Hope this helps


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I put fuel pump ,crank sensor, fuel filter, tune up and I still do the same start and shut off

Does it have a SECURITY system in it ?
Is the SECURITY Light on or Flashing Sparatickly ?
Any Trouble codes ?
POSSIBLE - * MAF sensor (Mass Air Flow Sensor) has gone BAD causing car to start then shut back off . * Security has kicked in ( Due to changing stereo system or battery went dead or didn't have one on it for a little while .
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Hi you may need to turn the position of the pump to another angle, some cars are very awkward to fill up, my current car is the same I have to hold the fuel pump on its side to get the fuel in.

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