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Cant put much gas in tank w/o it coming back out

2001 chevy impala, i can only put $8-$9 of gas in the tank and then it shuts off like its full and its not cause the low fuel light came on because i cant tell how much gas is in the tank, it's either on full or empty nothing else. only can drive about fifty miles before putting more gas in the tank. please help. thanks

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It souds like the air return line from the fuel filler pipe is plugged. When you fill up the car the air has to escape from the tank or else the fuel backs up into the filler neck shutting off the fuel nozzle. The air pipe is housed in the fuel filler pipe and lets the air escape as the fuel is going into the tank. Remove the filler neck and inspect air bypass line to see if it is kinked or plugged.

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