2001 Kia Optima Fuel pumping problems

Tiny
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  • 2001 KIA OPTIMA
  • 2.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 171,500 MILES
Fuel backs up in the hole (to put gas in) and shuts off gas pump thinking its full but I won't be. It'll only run for about 3 seconds then shuts off.
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Sunday, September 20th, 2015 AT 5:01 PM

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Tiny
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For fuel to enter the tank, air has to exit. There is a breather on the fuller tube which allows air to exit. Check that for obstructions first.
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Sunday, September 20th, 2015 AT 6:17 PM
Tiny
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Forgive me I'm new to this mechanic terminology. What does the breather and fuller tube look like?
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Monday, September 21st, 2015 AT 2:59 AM
Tiny
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Actually, I meant to say filler tube. Where you place the gas pump into the hose where the fuel is then delivered to the tank. Check there to see if there is a smaller tube coming up from the tank to that area.
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Monday, September 21st, 2015 AT 5:53 PM
Tiny
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This is all that it looks like
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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 AT 1:12 PM
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Yes.
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Thursday, September 24th, 2015 AT 5:39 PM
Tiny
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So do I just check inside of the hole?
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Friday, September 25th, 2015 AT 12:08 AM
Tiny
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Yes, Make sure nothing is plugging or restricting it.
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Thursday, October 1st, 2015 AT 4:25 PM

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