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I am trying to syphon gas from my 99 Cavalier with a fluid transfer pump.when I run the hose down the filler neck I meet resistance and try to pump only getting small sprays of gas.Do the '99 model's have an anti syphon screen between the tank and filler neck?

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Yes, virtually all cars have them these days. You will not get any fuel out of the filler cap. There are some places you might get access to the tank contents like the outlet to or from the pump, the rubber connector that connects the filler pipe to the tank or the fuel pump if it is mounted in the tank and is accessible under the back seat.

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If you can drop the tank and inspect these items, let us know what you find.

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