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Can't pump gas into tank. It constantly shuts off like the tank is full. The gass keeps backing up and then slowly goes down. What could it be?

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You most likely have a plugged EVAP system vent valve and/or a charcoal vapor cannister. If either one is plugged then the air trapped in the tank can't get out as you add fuel. The fuel will back up in the filler neck and cause the fuel filler nozzle to kick out as you are attempting to fill the tank. The vent valves are prone to plugging if you drive on a lot of gravel or dusty roads but I have seen them plug up even on vehicle that never leave the asphalt. You may need to go to a good service facility or dealership to figure exactly out where the problem is.

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