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11-10-2012 03:30 PM
plapinta I am having a similar issue with a 2004 focus, where can I find the vent tube? Does it terminate in the engine compartment?

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Paul
10-12-2012 03:58 PM
Dark 007
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Originally Posted by VEGAS View Post
if you ever used a gas Can to there is a wire mesh filter on the tip of some, and sometimes they fall off and get stuck, its happened to me...
Hmm... I'm pretty sure I haven't used a Gas Can, since I purchased the car in 2008.


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10-12-2012 03:52 PM
Dark 007
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That's the best news of all - 'you aren't texting with the roof to the ground' ! That valves also serves as a anti-siphon devices too. Hopefully it isn't damaged from someones hostility toward the high price of fuel.
I hope it isn't damaged like you mentioned. With this ridiculous fuel prices. Fortunetly, I live near the Illinois/Indiana state line. Therefore I cross into Indiana, because I think they have the cheapest fuel prices in the nation?!?


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10-12-2012 01:20 AM
VEGAS if you ever used a gas Can to there is a wire mesh filter on the tip of some, and sometimes they fall off and get stuck, its happened to me...
10-11-2012 10:32 PM
a_2000_se That's the best news of all - 'you aren't texting with the roof to the ground' ! That valves also serves as a anti-siphon devices too. Hopefully it isn't damaged from someones hostility toward the high price of fuel.
10-10-2012 09:29 PM
Dark 007
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There is a roll over valve in the tank to prevent fuel from spilling if you ever crashed and rolled your car. Maybe it is stuck, but it is probably debris as mentioned especially if you don't have a gas cap.
Fortunately, I haven't rolled the car. But I'm hoping it is debris and nothing serious. I shall take it in for inspection as soon as I get the chance.


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10-10-2012 04:50 PM
a_2000_se There is a roll over valve in the tank to prevent fuel from spilling if you ever crashed and rolled your car. Maybe it is stuck, but it is probably debris as mentioned especially if you don't have a gas cap.
10-10-2012 04:05 PM
Dark 007
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If you force compressed air in then you will be forcing flammable fuel vapor back out - I do not think that is a good idea.
When you add fuel air needs to escape from the tank. To do this there is a vent tube that usually runs alongside the filler pipe. I think either the filler pipe is kinked or the vent tube is blocked.
I would call a Ford dealer service department or a good independent repair shop, describe what is happening and ask if they have heard of it before.
Now that you mentioned it could probably be clogged, because my fuel compartment cap locking machenisim (the one attached to the car's body) is broken. With that said, the filler pipe DOES get exposed to dirt, snow, leafs and even "spider webs". Thanks! I'll pass on forcing compressed air. And I'll shall contact my local Ford dealer service department, and get a second opinion from my mechanic.


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10-09-2012 06:50 PM
05focusST91 Usually spiderwebs
10-09-2012 04:46 PM
jdetzel
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That sounds like it could be the problem, but i'm interested on what could be clogging it. Dirt perhaps?!?... I shall try unclogging it with compressed air.


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If you force compressed air in then you will be forcing flammable fuel vapor back out - I do not think that is a good idea.
When you add fuel air needs to escape from the tank. To do this there is a vent tube that usually runs alongside the filler pipe. I think either the filler pipe is kinked or the vent tube is blocked.
I would call a Ford dealer service department or a good independent repair shop, describe what is happening and ask if they have heard of it before.
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