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Filling up gas it shuts the pump off immediately

When we fill up the car with gas, the pump shuts off immediately. It acts like the tank is full when it is not.

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I had a car that did this once. Try pushing the pump all the way in and then backing it out an inch or two and trying again. That should make it work correctly for you. For some reason they way the pump is going in it is making the fuel back up too quickly because of the angle of the fuel tank tube. Pull it out some and you should be good. Thanks for using FixYa!

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If your vent tube isn't plugged, try turning the pump handle upside down. I have to do that with my mustang all the time. Ford has had gas filler problems for decades now.

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