Question about 2002 Mercury Cougar
You could possibly have a problem with a evap vent solenoid. It closes the fuel system while driving to send fuel vapors to a charcoal canister. If yours has failed, you might get this issue, but, I would think you would also have a check engine light on.
Posted on Oct 24, 2010
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
Here's a link to this great service
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Its a fact the pump will kick off on some makes especially trucks. here is a hint. When filling up insert the nozzle fully and then pull it back one inch. This way it will not stop or splash back at you which some pumps do
Posted on Feb 05, 2010
The big hose that connects the gas tank to your car can handle gas about as fast as the pump will push it in. when there is back pressure in the tank it slows down the flow in this big tube which is the same as when it is full.
There is a vent on the gas tank that comes up nearly all the way to the opening you put your gas in which allows your tank to breathe propperly while filling it. (When it is working propperly.)
Either there is some contamination in this small vent tube, or (more likely) the tube is kinked or squoze shut, not allowing the tank to breathe.
Check to see if this is the case. If you havent got time to fix it right away then try putting the filler nozzle in at an angle so that the pump handle is closer to the rear, or front of the car while filling, and only pump with the handle pulled to the first click.
Posted on Aug 22, 2009
the filler pipe has collapsed ,its need renewing
Posted on Oct 17, 2009
Testimonial: "Sounds like a likely solution that I hadn't thought about. We'll give it a try! Thanks for the fast response!"
it has a "slow fill tank" on this car,,,and your trying to fill it to fast
also this kind of fule tank is very hard to nick fule from with a syphon pipe
Posted on Jul 15, 2010
I know you probably won't like my answer, but seeing as I am a service tech for gas stations, the nozzle has a safety feature which shuts/kicks off when gas splashes back into the nozzle, thus keeping the gas from running over when the car is unattended and nozzle is locked. You can try pulling the nozzle back til it is barely in the tank or try a different gas station as some nozzles are different. As it is the shape of the fill tube on your vehicle. Hope this helped Tim
Posted on Oct 19, 2010
Tips for a great answer:
Oct 16, 2016 | Hyundai Cars & Trucks
Mar 03, 2016 | Cars & Trucks
Dec 29, 2012 | 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe
Nov 02, 2012 | 2005 Ford Crown Victoria
Oct 19, 2010 | 2000 Hyundai Elantra
May 29, 2010 | 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe
Feb 05, 2010 | 2001 Chevrolet Blazer
Oct 17, 2009 | 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue
Sep 29, 2009 | 2004 Toyota Avalon
Aug 22, 2009 | 2004 Audi A4
Mar 05, 2015 | 2002 Mercury Cougar
707 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: