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'02 Accent gas fill pipe problem

OK, bought it used, and from day one it takes me (no joke) 1/2 hour to fill car with gas..
I Had limited warranty and had it check it out. Dealer said there is something inside gas fill tube to prevent overflow.... This item has charcoal in it. (and was not covered under warranty) There was a rear end accident before I bought it. No carfax report any bad damage......
whenever I try to put gas in, must trickle it in, like 1...2...3...4...5 cents ahhhhh is this somethin I can fix... Does it need this (defuser? maybe) if not how to remove?

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  • Rhynoboi Mar 08, 2009

    dealer said this overflow/backflor whatever is inside pipe... I just wana remove this darn thing. I guess I have to remove wheelwell covering to see pipe entirely?

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  • leahspark Mar 19, 2009

    We also bought ours used and have had the slow fill problem. when we went to buy a part from the dealer he said there is a charcoal disk in the bottom of the tank and if it breaks little pieces of charcoal float around in the tank and make it difficult to fill. I'm wondering if you can empty the tank and vaccuum out the charcoal or something. Our solution is to fill at a lower flow rate, but it still stops frequently. I' would love to here solutions.



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Ok first make sure gas line is not crimped. if it is then it must be replaced. The overflow line may be bent and restricting air to escape. If so try to use a pair of pliers to correct, if not you will have to replace it. good luck

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    freedom1776 Mar 08, 2009

    the wheel well cover should come off rather easy, just a few connect points (I think 6) once the cover is off you should see both the fill pipe and the overflow. check the rubber hoses connecting the pipes and make sure they aren't pinched from the body shop rebuild. also check the structure of the metal pipes and see for crimps. you may be able to open it up a little to help without compromising the pipe.



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