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Old 06-10-2012, 20:51   #1 (permalink)
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Fuel issue, please help

Ok, i took my girlfriends car up to the local mechanic, left it up there, and asked them to go through a scan to check a few FRONT END parts, so that was fine and everything. Same day after pick up we go to fill up the car, and it was fine until about 8 dollars and the fuel exploded out from where the nozzle goes in, thus causing a scene. So today i tried it again, same damnned thing, But if i go slow like every .75 to a dollar and stop, and let it equalize, its ok, it took ten minutes to put 8 dollars in, never had a problem before, i asked around today and i heard things about a vent for air? is there another vent to release gas fumes from the tank besides the nozzle? is there anything i can try? and should i reset my battery? and btw, the guage is way off now, it changes whenever it wants, and idk what the heck happend, thanks for the help
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May have just been a fluke, but I have been looking around and this is a common occurance to many vehicles, there is a filter, or vent, on top of your gas tank, when you try to pour gas from a gas can, if the top part is not open, gas doesnt fill, its the same for a car. It makes perfect sense. I need to know the location of this part, and i saw you can blow it out with Co2. She lives in a woodsy and a swampish place, perfect for spiders and stuff, so I'm thinking that there are webs clogged up in the vent, just so weird for it to happen right after i take it to the mechanic.
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What year and car is it?
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I loooked under the car today and noticed a smaller line going to the filling nozzle, its above the main line where you fill yoiur car, i think this is the vents that relieve air pressure in the tank while filling with gasoline. I took co2 and tried blowing it out, but i went to fill up the car today, and it went a little better, mind you i left the cap off all night, and this morning until i filled. It still clicked when i filled, but filled faster, and did not blow out. Is it the gas cap? Maybe a way to pressurize the tank to clear out the vents to the tank?
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You shouldn't have to pressurize the tank. The cap wouldn't cause that.
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1 Fuel tank

2 Fuel filter

3 Fuel tank filler pipe

4 Fuel tank ventilation

5 Fuel tank roll-over valve

6 Fuel tank pressure sensor

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So what are the hozes on top of the fuel filling nozzel? And by the picture it doesn't look like 5 and 4 connect. Am I right?
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They do connect. It's a blow-up diagram, just like the filler pipe isn't in the tank.

The small hose let's the pressure back so it fills without kick back.
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So where should I go from here? Drop the tank? Is there any spots that I can pump co2 into to unclog the vents?
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