Dreaded Can't fill gas tank problem
Okay, I have a 2005 zx5. Owned it since new.
All of the sudden it takes 30 minutes to fill up because of fuel splash back on the pump nozzle turning pump off.
I have read many posts on the problem, but really don't see where anyone has found a solution.
1) Spider nests in vent tube.
- I have removed both the vent tube. No clogs
2) Some type of clog in fill tube.
- I have pulled the fill tube. First I tried running a siphon hose through. Hose would not go through, so I thought this might be the problem. After pulling the tube have declared it clear.
3) Pulled gas tank to check tank venting.
- Tube is clear to the charcoal/EVAP canister.
- Exit tube from EVAP Canister clear to Fuel Vent, up to Fuel Fill.
Apears the The Charcoal Canister/EVAP is the problem.
So, here's where I need help. The Charcoal Canister/EVAP is wedged above and between the rear end and the bottom of the vehicle body. How is this thing suppose to come out?
After looking at it for a few nights, I am thinking I will cut a huge hole in the floor panel by the spare tire and pull it out the top. Otherwise I think I need to drop the rear end - at least one side.
Anyone ever replace the Charcoal Canister/EVAP that can help me out here. Anyone have the Ford Service manual that can shoot me the directions for Removal/replacement?
Thanks, any advice appreciated.
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That is a sweet write-up for the Fuel sending unit. Thanks.
I already have the fuel tank out though. Since I may be cutting holes, maybe I should do that one too, in addition....
I'm thinking of doing the same thing for the EVAP/Charcoal Canister. Cut the floor panel.
I was hoping not to do that if there was an easy way to drop the rear end or get the damn canister out.
Sorry it wasn't what you were looking for. But since this works great for the fuel filter, it might just be a good idea to cut a hole where you need it too
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Okay, after searching for several days I found that the rear end is called a rear sub frame. There are 5 bolts on each side that hold the rear sub frame in. I basically put the whole car on jack stands with about 30 inches of clearance. With wheels removed put a hydraulic jack under each rear spring. loosened the 5 bolts on each side and lowered the rear sub frame. I was then able to remove the charcoal canister assembly. As previously diagnosed, the charcoal canister was plugged up.
Recommendation: The EVAP lines have special clips on them and I have not been able to find replacement clips. So use great care in removing the lines and do not break the clips.
After reinstalling everything, I can now pump gas into the vehicle with no issues. Problem solved. Hope this helps others with a similar problem.
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