1999 Ford Taurus 3.0L EFI DOHC Gas tank replacement
I'm replace the gas tank on my car and I noticed that the fuel filler neck into the tank was going to need replacing too. I tired calling around for the part and have been told that it would cost over $300 dollars. The gas tank its self didn't come close to that. Could i be telling them the wrong part or is there more to it than a piece of pipe running from the fill area to the tank?
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This is from Fred's Auto on a Ford Taurus Forum:
Hello to your question on the ford taurus being hard to put gas in . replace the filler neck. or remove the filler neck. and when you get the neck out of the tank you will see another tube/hose in the center of the filler tube cut about 2" of the end of the center tube. the problem is that the tube over time with pressure in the tank and tube being soaked in the gas for along period time it gets soft and tube starts to close shut. i find that if you put a hard piece pipe on the end you will never have this problem again. also there is a vent tube on top of the tank(witch you do not have to remove the tank) and make sure it is not crushed shut.. this is a very easy repair. this will 100% fix your problem.
Randy said: well here is what I found. There was a small piece of hose inside my fuel fill hose. It just seem like something was blocking the fuel, so I went under and tried to squeeze on the hose and I couldnot squeeze it into like you should be able to do. so I took the hose clamp loose and hose off end of fill neck and reached inside with needle nose pliers and pulled out a smaller section of hose that I am being now told should not have been in there,by service managers.
Another guy suggests starting your car with the gas cap off.
And some others said look inside for a tiny piece of foil that accidentally came off the top of a fuel additive.
I hope that helps!
There is an automatic valve in the filler neck of your fuel tank that is designed to keep gas from jumping back up the filler neck and out the fill fitting. If that valve is bad, you'll have a heck of a time filling the tank, as the nozzle is constantly kicking off and your fill rate is VERY slow. Probably best to take it to a dealer or your trusted mechanic. They might want to replace the flapper at the same time.
OPEN GAS CAP FLAP THEN YOU NEED TO DRAIN GAS BELOW FILLER NECK.THEN LOOSEN REMOVE SCREWS IN THE GAS CAP FLAP AREA WHERE FILLER TUBE CONNECTS THEN GO UNDERNEATH VAN LOOSEN REMOVE HOSE CLAMPS AND REMOVE THE HOSE AT THE FILLER NECK BELOW THE GAS TANK.SPRAY WD40 AROUND HOSE AREA AT METAL FILLER TUBE STICK OUT GAS TANK.CAREFULLY USE LARGE PAIR OF CHANNEL LOCK PLIERS TO REMOVE WORK HOSE OFF METAL TUBE FROM GAS TANK. IF YOU CANT REMOVE HOSE WITH HANDS.BECAREFUL NOT TO MAKE ANY SPARKS.PLACE RAGS AROUND ANY METAL PARTS TO KEEP CHANNEL LOCKS FROM HITTING METAL MAKING SPARKS.
most fords i have had have this problem the small vent hose gets a hole in it and gas won't go down, need new filler tube. u will have to lower gas tank and remove screws from filler neck around cap to change out , easier if tank is empty.
there may be a screen in the fill neck by sometimes there is enough room if you take the rubber fill hose off at the gas tank opening insert a hose or the syphon gizzmo gas don't taste very good is you have to do it manually don't swollow
1. Support the gas tank with a jack or something
2. unbolt the gas tank straps
3. unscrew the rubber filler neck going to gas tank
4. Lower gas tank slowly and disconnect gas lines
5. Turn the retainer ring that holds the fuel pump in the tank and left out.
6. Drain gas into gas cans to make the gas tank easier to left
7. Replace fuel pump and reinstall gas tank.
After researching this for a lot of vehicles is this:
A ventilation line or the filler hose/neck/tube has possible damage. The only way to know is to drop the tank and inspect the lines going to and from the gas tank to the filler neck where you put the fuel pump nozzle in. If the neck has not been installed correctly, i.e., is twisted or dented/bent, this will cause the problem you are having.
If you can drop the tank and inspect these items, let us know what you find.
YOU will need the car on a hoist, doing it on the ground is almost impossiable, disconnect the filler neck at top, remove the straps, lower tank slow and disconnect wiring and fuel hoses, you need a special tool to remove the gas line retainer clips.