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2003 KIA Sarento - trying to pure gas in filler tubr to gas tank

2003 KIA Sarento - trying to pure gas in filler tube, after about 2 to 4 gallons the gas rushes back out the gas nozzel, some kind off prusure problem? help!

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Your gas tank has one part the releeses fumes @kia 2004 is reecal

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If it does it no matter where you fill up or how you fill up you have a blockage. If you have teenagers or just teenagers acting silly in your area this could be just about anything from a golf ball to a foam animal available at almost any toy store. DON"T try to push it through to the tank because that will cause more problems. If it only happens are 1 or 2 stations and never from a can then the pumps you are using are just pushing it faster than it can get into the tank. I have seen this problem at a few stations that advertise the 3 or 5 minute fill ups because they have increased the fuel flow.

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I used to have the same problem with one of my older ford trucks. what happens is because the gas is filling up the tube so quick, it forms a reverse vacume and causes all the gas to come back at you. all i used to do is when i went to get gas i would have to not pull the lever on the gas pump as hard (bout half way) and it would take the gas very nicely.

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