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Unable to pump gas into the car continuously

I have a 2004 Maserati Spyder and sometimes, when I go to the gas station to get gas, the gas pump keeps stopping as if the gas tank is full. But I know for sure that the tank is not full. I keep pulling the trigger, and gas would come out 1/4 gallon at a time and then the trigger pops. Is there something wrong with my car? I noticed that it happens more often when it's hot outside

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  • Jason Chen Jul 19, 2009

    I know how to pump gas. I just want to know if there's something wrong with my fuel tank that keeps making the pump think that it's full

  • Jason Chen Jul 25, 2009

    Thanks. I'll try it next time



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This problem has nothing to do with your car or gas tank...The reason why the pump keeps stopping is because the gas pump handle is equipped with a black rubber boot installed at the end of it that fits over your filler hole...this boot is part of the vapor recovery system that keeps the extra harmful fumes out of the air..Next time you fill up, put some rubber gloves on and pull back that black boot as far as you can while carefully watching the fuel come out of the spout..continue to fuel untill you see gas run up to the top of the fill hole...I worked in gas stations for five years so I have seen this happen before...different gas stations have different pump handles so look for one that works great without the extra hassle of pulling the black boot back...I believe newer pumps (they have a smaller black boot) work better and don't click off as much as the older pump handles with the larger black boot.

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

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Thank You for contacting

Next time when you go for a gas fill up I would request you to follow the instruction as mentioned bellow to avoid the same thing, Sometimes too much of gas evaporation causes such issues which can be fixed by bellow mentioned steps.:

Find out which side of the car the gas tank fill spout is on.
Pull up to the appropriate gas pump, making sure the fill spout is facing the pump.
Turn off the car.

Open the gas tank door. On newer cars, this is done with a button from the inside of the car, but on older cars the tank can be opened by hand, often with a key.

Unscrew the cap of the gas tank.

Put the gas cap where you won't forget it.

If you're paying with a credit card, run the card through the machine and follow any printed instructions. Otherwise, see the attendant. Many gas stations in cities require you to pay before you pump.

Select the type of gas you'd like (regular, premium, super). Never put diesel fuel in a nondiesel engine.

Lift the handle of the gas hose off its stand and insert the nozzle into the tank of your car. Make sure it is securely inserted by pushing it in firmly.

Push the switch or press the button on the pump to allow the gas to flow. This switch is different at different stations; follow the instructions at the pump.
Pull up on the trigger located in the handle of the gas hose. This will release the gas into the tank of your car.

Some triggers lock into place, freeing you to wash windows and check oil while the machine pumps gas. Check for this feature.

Note that when the tank is full, the fuel will stop pumping. Remove the gas hose. Don't try to "top off" the gas tank because this will lead to spillage.

Firmly screw the gas tank cap back into place and shut the gas tank door.
Best of luck

God Bless

Posted on Jul 19, 2009


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