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Old 03-31-2013, 08:10 PM   #1
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Trouble Filling up gas tank

Hello all,

Ever since I bought my 2002 SVT in January 2012 I have had issues with filling up on gas. I may get 1 or 2 gallons in then it clicks off like it's full.

Here's the information I have amasses:
-Temperature has no effect (cold of hot it does the same)
-Different positions don't change it (holding the handle at an angle, etc)
-Different flow rates help, but not much (slowing it down may let me put in a bit more at a time, but nothing significant)
-Waiting between click-offs seems to help a bit. If it slicks off, and I let it sit it sounds like water draining out of a bathtub (gurgling and such then levels off) and I can get back into filling up in my 1 gallon increments.
-If I continues to force it, it sometimes clicks off and then gas will bubble out of the fill opening.
The fill opening area as a whole seems to be loose (I can wiggle it around maybe a few centimeters in every direction.)


Anyone know what may be the culprit? It's not really a pressing issue as I can still fill up, but it sure is annoying.


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Old 03-31-2013, 10:34 PM   #2
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I use to have an 04 Focus sedan that did the same thing. I believe its a faulty check valve. Its the valve that doesn't allow gas to come back up so you can't siphon it out easily. I could be wrong, but if I recall correctly it was something along those lines.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:52 AM   #3
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