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After a recent accident, I cannot fuel the vehicle at a normal flow. It keeps shuting off the gas nozzle and has on occasion splashed gas back. Is there something other than a kinked hose that would cause this ? Jay C.

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  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    Kinked hose at fill neck is most common but if purge valve line is kinked it can do that as well.



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The only thing I can think of is a bent or kinked tube. I believe your model jeep has a plastic gas tank if it is a steel gas tank it may be possible the bottom is dented in and the fill tube runs all the way to the bottom of the tank this will cause the flow to be restricted and slow.

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