Slow fuel fill | Ford Explorer Forums - Serious Explorations

  • Register Today It's free!

Slow fuel fill


New Member
August 12, 2018
Reaction score
City, State
Metairie Louisiana
Year, Model & Trim Level
2002 Mercury Mountaineer
When I was gassing up my 02 Mountaineer the fill neck would stop the pump. Couldn't get more than a dollars worth of gas without it stopping. Went really slow to fill the tank. Anyone else have this problem? My guess is a vent line or something else.

I was thinking vent line as well. Thanks for the information.

On mine it was the filler pipe itself. It had corroded on the inside and plugged the screen at the bottom. This blockage caused slow fill and back pressure which turned off the pump. Installed new filler pipe assembly and all is good.