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My 99 intrigue no longer allows me to pump in more than a couple of gallons of gas before it starts back flowing out the tank. what gives? is it a censer? thanks for your help!

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I'm not sure what it is called, but if you from underneath at the gas hose you will see a black box with a wire going to it hooked up to the gas down pipe. Mine did the same thing and thats what I had to replace. Hope this helps

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