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Gas tank venting

Can not fill gas tank unless vent line is unhooked up in the engine compartment.

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There is usually a solenoid in the vent system which allows for a Vacuum pull in the system. This is suppose to disengaged when the key is off. Sounds like the solenoid is stuck and the tank can not vent.

Posted on Apr 17, 2014

Testimonial: "replaced purge valve, checked fuse, still a problem. could be wiring? never have check engine light. any help would be appreciated."

  • fordexpert Apr 25, 2014

    Try using a test light before the fuse and see if power is on at proper time. You might want to check for Vacuum with a "T fitting and a Vacuum guage. If someone dropped the fuel tank to replace a fuel pump; they may have pinched a vent line.

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