MY PETROL TANK IS STARTING TO MAKE A "SLOSHING" NOISE

  • Tiny
  • martyh_51
  • 2003 Ford Courier
  • 220,000 miles

Recently when I drive I here a sloshing noise that appears to come from the petrol tank it never use to do it and seems to it when at any amount. Is it dangerous & what would cause it

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Saturday, March 24th, 2012 AT 3:06 PM

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  • KHLow2008
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In the tank baffles plates are used to prevent the fuel from sloshing and sometimes these plates can detach causing the problem.

Too much sloshing would create a higher pressure than normal and might cause problem to the EVAP system.

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Saturday, March 24th, 2012 AT 4:03 PM
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Who would be the best to reoair this and how much would it cost, Thanks

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Sunday, March 25th, 2012 AT 2:32 PM
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You can't repair a fuel tank. It has to be replaced to solve the problem. Any repair shop should be able to do the job. As to the cost, I am not able to provide any costing as they vary region to region and you have to enquire locally to get the correct pricing.

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Sunday, March 25th, 2012 AT 5:47 PM

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