How do I replace my fuel filler neck - my tank wont fill?

Tiny
JMRW80
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  • 1997 FORD F-150
My tank wont fill, long and short of it. After the most recent recall for fuel tank straps, I started noticing a small fuel leak. Turns out I needed a new fuel filler neck. I have the new filler neck, just not the arm and a leg to have my mechanic put it in for me. I am hoping you can help.
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Friday, October 14th, 2011 AT 3:10 AM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Open the fuel door and remove the three screws that hold the filler to the bed. Remove the fuel cap. Under the truck, the steel filler goes into a rubber hose then the tank. Remove the clamps and pull the steel filler tube from both the vent and filler tube. You will need to use a large hook scribe to break the seal loose while twisting it.

Check out the diagrams (below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

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Friday, October 14th, 2011 AT 4:14 AM
Tiny
TONYD235
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  • 1995 FORD F-150
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I have checked the evap canister and it's clear. What's causing me not to be able to put gas in the main tank?
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Saturday, May 29th, 2021 AT 11:17 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KASEKENNY1
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Once this happens it is normally one of a couple things. First is the canister is full as you checked. Next is a vent line on the fill neck that is blocked not allowing the vapor to escape so it backs up the fill neck and shuts the pump off. The most likely is the neck is actually blocked or has an obstruction in it. The last possible cause is there is a check valve I believe in the tank on this vehicle, that could be stuck or blocked.

If it were me, I would just remove the filler tube and check it the tube and see if there is anything blocking it.
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Saturday, May 29th, 2021 AT 11:17 AM (Merged)
Tiny
TONYD235
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Thank you! Problem solved! My truck has duel tanks. When running on the main tank I have no power an no matter how much I press the gas I get nowhere. So I switch to the reserve tank and the truck runs fine. There are no codes. I pumped out the old gas and replaced with new gas. And I still have the same problem. How can I fix it so that my truck runs just as good on the main tank as it does on the reserve tank?
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Saturday, May 29th, 2021 AT 11:17 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KASEKENNY1
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That is great. Can you let us know what solved this issue but then we are going to have to start a new post for this issue. The reason is others will not find the solution under this post. We need to keep each to one topic.

Let's start a new post and if you can check the fuel pressure on the rail with running each tank so we can start there.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-fuel-system-pressure-and-regulator

https://www.2carpros.com/questions/new
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Saturday, May 29th, 2021 AT 11:17 AM (Merged)
Tiny
BIGGUY1962
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  • 1992 FORD F-150
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I recently took the box off my truck put a new cab on it and went to put the box back on it, but before I did that I bought a new filler neck because I noticed the other one was bad. When I got it it had the tube that come down the inside of the filler tube which my other one that I took off at did not have that tube on. So I cut it off and I do not think I should have. Now when I go to fill it up at the station or whatever it gushes gas all over. Is that a vent problem or should I get a different filler neck again? What it will go in if I put it in like $0.20 at a time stop for five seconds go another $0.20?
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Saturday, May 29th, 2021 AT 11:17 AM (Merged)
Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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Good morning.

I would remove your new filler neck and check inside for the old inner liner and see if it is causing an obstruction when filling.

Yes, it is a venting issue but first, you need to be sure there is nothing blocking the fuel from going into the tank when filling.

Roy

REMOVAL

1. Drain fuel to a level (approximately 3/4 full) below the fuel tank filler connection by using the fuel hose at the fuel pump to fuel tube connection.
2. Detach fuel filler pipe from support bracket and disconnect fuel filler and vent hoses.
3. Loosen clamp attaching filler pipe and disconnect hose from the pipe, pulling the internal fuel tube from tank filler neck.
4. Remove the three retainer screws that attach the filler pipe flange to the body fuel filler housing.
5. Remove fuel filler pipe from vehicle.
6. Remove hose and clamps. Replace all damaged or worn parts.
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Saturday, May 29th, 2021 AT 11:17 AM (Merged)
Tiny
BIGGUY1962
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The vent is on top the tank. The filler neck and hose is clear. Both are new. I wonder if the vent on top of the tank is plugged. It has a rubber line coming off it.
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Saturday, May 29th, 2021 AT 11:17 AM (Merged)
Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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Did you disturb anything on top of the tank? You gave no indication of working on top of the tank.

You did say you cut the line from the filler neck to inside the tank. That is where your issue is located if that is the case.

Roy
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Saturday, May 29th, 2021 AT 11:17 AM (Merged)
Tiny
BIGGUY1962
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No I just pulled the box off and pulled the tank out. I put the tank back in with the new filler and the hose. Yes I did cut the hose that wad attached to the filler when I got it. The small hose about a inch around.
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Saturday, May 29th, 2021 AT 11:17 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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The part you did not get out is what concerns me.

When you installed the new neck, that hose may have collapsed and is now a restriction.

Roy
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Saturday, May 29th, 2021 AT 11:17 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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What part did I not get out?
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Saturday, May 29th, 2021 AT 11:17 AM (Merged)
Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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Your words.

"When I got it it had the tube that come down the inside of the filler tube which my other one that I took off at did not have that tube on. So I cut it off and I do not think I should have."

This is what I am basing my replies on from what you said in your original post.

Roy
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