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Gas pump kicks off every 3-4 seconds and truck spits out gas even when empty

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The filler vent is not working properly.

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Have a 2004 mustang. I can only only put a few cents at a time when trying to put gas before it spits back out


Sounds like vent tube is not operating probably. When gas goes in air in tank needs to go out. When air can't escape its keeping gas pushing up and kicking pump off.

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