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'09 F250 5.4 L, hard to fill gas tank, vent line back to filler neck, what's in the tube end?

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Filler neck vent hose to tank/vent line from tank to carbon canister under hood that then hoses to fuel throttle body.

Posted on Mar 20, 2014

Testimonial: "removed carbon canister and cleaned gravel dust out of everything I could, filled with gravity fuel tank on stand at full flow, worked fine. will see next time at gas station. poor location for canister. thanks."

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SOURCE: everytime i try to fill my tank at the pump it

pull the nozzel out a little and don't squeeze the handle for full force.The more you squeeze the faster gas will flow the less you squeeze the slower the flow(to much flow)

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SOURCE: pushing fuel out the filler neck

on the left hand frame rail ahead of the front tank there is a valve that controls which tank the truck runs off of it is bad let me know how you make out
p.s. if you dont wantto replace right away just run the tank that over fills down first and monitor when you switch over to the other one

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Replacing fuel filler neck on 2000 Crown Vic

Good news, no the tank doesn't have to come down. However, there needs to be less than 3/4 tank. Jack it up and set on a jack stand, remove the wheel, four screws housing to pipe, filler pipe sensing hose from filler pipe, screw retaining the cap, four retaining screws from filler pipe, screw from filler pipe retainer, slide into the tank until it can be rotated and pulled out through the fender. lube the tank grommet with clean oil and reverse the removal for install.

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SOURCE: Can not fill 2002 Ford Explorer with gasoline.

Did you check the vent tube alongside the filler neck? If it is pinched or blocked with something, just what you describe will happen. The air in the tank needs some way to escape to make room for the gas, and it should be through the vent tube. If it's bent, pinched, blocked, you will have a hard time pumping gas in.

Posted on Dec 08, 2009

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SOURCE: very hard to fill my

Not sure but maybe the fuel pump is very hot making the fuel boil. Maybe check to see if the tank is hot, ( touch it ) if it is the fuel pump or the fuel filter needs to be changed. The pump is very powerful and with the filter clogged up it'll work real hard to deliver the fuel at the correct pressure. This will make the fuel ump real hot hick may make it boil the cool fuel added. Does it do this if the tank has more fuel in it? A fuel pump that's getting this hot isn't a good thing and should be followed up on. The other thing that might be happening is the fuel inlet hose is picnced and the fuel is being reversed. But it seems like the lavel won't matter. Maybe the tank is'nt venting corectly and the tank is being sucked flat as it emplties and as it fills it goes back in shape. ( alot less likly.)

Posted on Jan 11, 2011

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