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Fuel wont get to the fuel tank from the intake hose.

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By "intake hose" are you referring to the filler neck? If it's not going in the tank, where IS it going? If it's not spilling out onto the ground, it can only be going into the tank. Is it possible that your gas gage on your dashboard isn't working properly? More information, please.

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