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Can`t get gas to go in the gas tank only a little at a time


There is gasoline in the vent tube blocking air from exiting the tank. This happens when you over fill the tank. With an almost empty tank, leave off the gas cap and VERY gently apply compressed air to the vent tube. Once cleared the tank will fill normally.

Jan 01, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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Used the wrong gas


Open the gas fill door, remove the gas cap and smell the gas fill tube area. If it has a kerosene like smell then you may have filled it with diesel fuel. If so select your favorite garage to drain the tank and flush the fuel system to remove the diesel.
This vehicle should run on any type of gasoline so I suspect the fluid you put in was not gasoline.

Oct 16, 2013 | 2007 Ford Escape

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Truck will not start after filling with gas.wait a few minutes it cranks and runs fine.any suggestions?


Which brand? What kind of gasoline? Some cars doesn't run with all gasoline grades also there is some gas station with poor quality of gasoline.
Happened to my car too, I always use SHELL but one day I stop in the MOBIIL gas station to put some gas, got home and the next day the car won't start had to by the STP aditive to put in the gas tank. wait about 10 minutes and car starts fine.
Another thing is my car won't run good with all gasoline grades
I always use the regular one.

Feb 04, 2013 | 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

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Gasoline in a diesel tank


Hi,Did you start the vehicle after you put the gas in the tank? A drain plug is fitted underneath the tank,drain the tank of gas then fill it half way or more it may run a little sluggish at firs but the amount of diesel to gas ratio will mean it will do no harm.Hope this helps.

Sep 22, 2012 | 2006 Opel Meriva 1.7

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When putting gas in my 2004 Kia amanit the fuel nozzle kicks off. How do I locate and fix the problem


HI Bridgette,

Due to the different shapes of fuel tank filler necks in cars & trucks, it may be necessary to vary one or more things to allow fuel to flow uninterrupted until the tank is really full.

The main problem can come from the new "vapor recovery" gasoline pumps. These pumps and hoses actually recover gasoline fumes from your tank as the liquid gasoline displaces the air / fumes in the tank is it is being filled. If gasoline flow is started at full blast, it can splash back slightly, causing liquid to be pulled back by the pump - so it shuts off. So, start with a slow rate of filling and gradually increase flow rate to maximum over 5 to 10 seconds. If it still shuts off, try some of the suggestions below.

First, don't fill at maximum flow rate from the pump - that is, don't set the nozzle for wide open. Select one of the other "latches" on the handle instead of the fastest flow and let the tank fill entirely at this rate.

Second, you should experiment a bit with the length of nozzle that you push into the tank's filler neck. If you push it in too far or too little, the pump nozzle can do what you're describing.

Third, try twisting the nozzle slightly so that it doesn't hang straight downward - a little to the left or right may provide a solution.

Lastly, try a different gas station. Their pumps may not be so picky with your tank's filler neck.

Good luck!

Jun 14, 2012 | 2004 Kia Amanti

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When filling with gasoline it shuts off many times


the vent is the small tube that runs down the side of the filler neck make sure it is not kinked or blocked of. dust and dirt would not do this unless it's accualy in the tank

Jan 01, 2010 | 2005 Mercury Monterey

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When I go to fill up the gas tank the gas keeps cutting off at the pump handle and I have to slow the gas pump to a trickle in order to fill the tank.


The problem is that your gas tank "pushes back" like it's full even when it isn't and makes the fuel valve click off. Tom and Ray on Car Talk covered this in a 2007 show and I pasted some of their response below:

"RAY: This condition is probably caused by either a blockage in your gasoline vapor recovery lines or a bad refueling control valve.

TOM: Gasoline vaporizes. How do we know that? Well, when gasoline is spilled, you can smell it, right? What you're smelling is vaporized gasoline.

RAY: And in the old days, when you filled up your tank, all the air inside the tank -- the air filled with gasoline vapors -- came whooshing out through the filler hole or through a vent at the top of the gas tank.

TOM: But then people in places like Los Angeles realized they couldn't see the person standing next to them due to smog. And since gasoline vapors contribute to smog, car makers were forced to install devices to capture those vapors.

RAY: So now each car has a vapor recovery unit that collects the gasoline vapors from the tank and then, the next time the car is started, sends them to the engine, where they're combusted. Your vapor recovery system isn't working, Lottie. One possibility is that one of the rubber hoses is blocked or collapsed."

Sep 16, 2009 | 2007 Lincoln MKX AWD

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After putting gas in my car the car will start but will not idle


Try leaving the gas cap off after the next time you fill her up. A car's gas tank has to vent when gas vapors expand in the tank. Usually there's a valve in the gas cap.

Conversely once you fill your car up, and then burns fuel, if it isn't able to **** a little air in, then it'll VACUUM LOCK. Kinda like when you have a straw in a Coke, then you put you finger over it, and lift it out? The Coke stays in the straw until you release your finger off it. In this analogy the Coke is the gasoline and the cup is your engine.

If the gas tank can't draw any air in, then it won't allow the fuel to flow.

This is the simplest thing I can think of to check. Other than that, it could be a problem with any of the fuel/air electronics.

Feb 10, 2009 | 1999 Mazda 626

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Fuel splash during fill-up


pull out the gas nozzle a little and then try again...because some tanks are just made wrong and if you move the nozzle back out of the tank and try to pump a little slower that might help you...hope this will help you...good luck..

Oct 27, 2008 | 2001 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab

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