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It takes a long time for me to fill up my tank on my 2003 Elantra. THe gas pump nozzle is in the tank but the pump keeps clicking and I have to keep pushing it until it fills. What is the Problem??

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  • ccn7 May 11, 2010

    Sounds like a vent tube is pluged up. Does it make any differance if you don't put the pump nozzle in tank all the way?

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SOURCE: 2004 hyundai accent. trouble filling gas tank

The fill tube for the fuel tank is either clogged with something or the anti-siphon feature (what stops people from stealing your gas) is fouled up. The tank and fill tube have to be inspected.

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Hyundai Accent 2003 - gas pump clicks off when tank isn't full.

possible cause could be evap canister full of gas causing back up

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Problem with fuel tank filling. Pump nozzle shuts off

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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SOURCE: Every time I fill up my 2002 Hyundai Elantra at gas station

Stop and talk to a dealer to see if they have a TSB on this problem,
Dodge had this problem and they corrected it by installing new tanks.

Posted on Dec 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Filling my gas tank the pump keeps shutting off

Its a fact the pump will kick off on some makes especially trucks. here is a hint. When filling up insert the nozzle fully and then pull it back one inch. This way it will not stop or splash back at you which some pumps do

Posted on Feb 05, 2010

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SOURCE: Gas pumps continuously cuts off during fill-up

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.

  1. Get a flashlight and some Q-tips (I suppose anything long and pokey will do).

  2. Go to where you put the gas in (you don't need to open to door or take the gas cap off).

  3. Crawl under the car behind the tire and look up with the flashlight to about where you'd put the gas in. You should see something like the picture below (taken from my 1999 S80). Note that at the end of the red arrow, you can look up inside the tube a bit? When I was having this problem I could only see what looked like white cotton inside the tube. It turns out it was an old spider's nest. The spider was long dead from the gas fumes, but his nest made it impossible for me to fill up my car!

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    (fig. 1 - a vent for the tube that leads to your gas tank)

  5. Place a Q-tip in the hole indicated by the red arrow. Swirl it around a bit. You shouldn't have to jam it or be very forceful. The Q-tip should remove any blockage.

    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.

  6. Go gas up your tank and see if it works. It did for me.

Good luck!

Posted on May 29, 2010

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