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Troubling pumping gas

06MountaineerPA

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Recently I been having a tough time filling my fuel tank. It keeps clicking the pump off with as alittle as 1 gallon gas put in. Ill start filling and after about $3 put in, it will click off. It will keep shutting off many times until I know I filled it. What is causing this?
 
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From time to time I run across this problem when the pump I am using has a high output of gas. It triggers the automatic shutoff from the pump. Does this happen all the time or just at a specific station you visit?
 

06MountaineerPA

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Any and all stations I have used.
 

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Mine does it sometimes, too.

Probably 3 out of 5 times. Usually have to finesse it a bit, ease the nozzle out an inch or so before it'll stop shutting itself off. More of a minor annoyance rather than a pain in the ass..
 

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Either vent or evap in my experience
 

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I know there was a recall on the "Easy-fill" capless fuel nozzle for 2 years of the 06-10 Explorer series, not sure what the specifics were, but if you have a capless refueling nozzle it may be worth it to see if this recall applied to you vehicle via VIN number. Just a thought....
 

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Recently I been having a tough time filling my fuel tank. It keeps clicking the pump off with as alittle as 1 gallon gas put in. Ill start filling and after about $3 put in, it will click off. It will keep shutting off many times until I know I filled it. What is causing this?
An '06 Ford 500 we had did this constantly, it was annoying. I checked the hose leading to the tank for kinks and even scoped it looking for some sort of blockage inside. Never found anything, it would auto shuoff about very 1-1.5 gallons unless you filled pretty slowly. Not much help, but the resolution was we traded for a '19 Edge! My '07 Sport Trac has never had the issue.
 

Leck G

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I had a 92 Ranger with that problem. A short piece (roughly 2” long) of 1 1/2” - 2” PVC placed over the nozzle before filling helped out.
It backs the nozzle off from filler hose to prevent the auto shutoff.
 

Leck G

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I had a 92 Ranger with that problem. A short piece (roughly 2” long) of 1 1/2” - 2” PVC placed over the nozzle before filling helped out.
It backs the nozzle off from filler hose to prevent the auto shutoff.
 

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