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When I gas it up it vapor locks and spits gas out the vent holes I have it just barely in the spout and have to go real slow

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Are you talking about filling the gas tank>> If yes,,, That is NOT vapor lock... thats just the angle, speed of delivery, size of hose in vehicle, etc that causes the gas to spit out,, try not putting it in so far, and use a different angle.. (mine does the same thing!)..

Vapor Lock is when the engine/carb get so hot that the fuel vaporizes in the fuel lines and carb...THEN "vapor" cannot be pumped into the engine... and it wont run... now ya know!! :)

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SOURCE: when i fuel up,i have to pump gas real slow so it

try changing the angel of how you pump your gas. the car manufactures do that so people cant steal your gas...

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Fuel fill is very slow - have to hold pump handle

Hello Jeff.
This surprises me that the dealer is unable to cure this problem.
Whenever I see this issue it is usually the evap vent solenoid stuck closed.
This is a relatively common problem seen in many makes and models.
You made no mention that they looked into this.
When you fill your vehicle with fuel, the vapor is fed through a carbon canister to trap them to be burned later.
This solenoid is activated to close that hose to allow for automated testing of the system integrity under certain driving conditions.
If the solenoid stays closed, the tank cannot vent and is very slow to fill the tank.
I would get them to check this issue. I bet this fixes your problem.
Here is a location diagram below.

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Posted on Nov 10, 2010

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SOURCE: just rerplaced fuel filter and it ran fine for

no these things dont vaper lock anymore... it sounds like its time for fuel pump...or at least check pressure ......hope it helps

Posted on Nov 23, 2010

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SOURCE: 98 ford windstar 3.8 what would cause my gas tank to not vent to the vapor canister

Vent line stopped up or collapsed, canister could need replacing

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This surprises me that the dealer is unable to cure this problem.
Whenever I see this issue it is usually the evap vent solenoid stuck closed.
This is a relatively common problem seen in many makes and models.
You made no mention that they looked into this.
When you fill your vehicle with fuel, the vapor is fed through a carbon canister to trap them to be burned later.
This solenoid is activated to close that hose to allow for automated testing of the system integrity under certain driving conditions.
If the solenoid stays closed, the tank cannot vent and is very slow to fill the tank.
I would get them to check this issue. I bet this fixes your problem.
Here is a location diagram below.

Thank you for using FixYa.

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