1998 Ford Contour Refuelling Problems

Tiny
GORDONHOPPER
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  • 1998 FORD CONTOUR
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 190,000 MILES
When I am refuelling my car I am having trouble getting fuel to go in from the nozzle without spitting back out and tripping the nozzle off. I can successfully fill my car from a jerry can but this is not a fun process and takes time and is an inconvenience. Is this a venting problem and how can I repair it?
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Sunday, June 20th, 2010 AT 8:53 PM

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Tiny
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Yes it is a venting problem. If air can't escape from the tank fast enough, the fuel can't enter. As a result. If comes back out the filler tube. If you craw under the vehicle where the filler tube is, you will see a smaller hose that follows the filler. That is the breather. Make sure it isn't damaged or plugged.

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 AT 12:36 AM

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