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Problem filling F-150

I cant fill the truck up without it shutting the gas nozzle off no matter what position the nozzle is in, Also when the tank is fially full the truck doesnt run very well till the truck gets down to about 3/4 of a tank.
Your help would be great.

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Check the tank vent tube for blockage use an air line to blow it out

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Check the fuel tank vent to see if it is crimped or bent as not to allow the vent process to occur.

Posted on Sep 08, 2009

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