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I have a 2004 Freestar and we are having trouble putting gas in cause it spits it back out when we put it in fast.

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Possible kinked hose that connects to tank and fill tube.
Just remember that if you fill a car that is really low on fuel,it spits back worse usually. don-ohio

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Run the fault codes and look for an EVAP problem not venting the tank
reduce the fuel flow from the station pump by not opening the trigger so much
turn the nozzle around in the inlet tube so that the fuel doesn't switch the nozzle off

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