2005 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 60000 miles
Difficulty in filling fuel tank just began.
Gas pump shuts off every few seconds. Can fill very slowly -- take about 20 minutes to fill fully.
Local ford dealer says air vent tube may be plugged, but he will charge $70 to just take a look.
How can I find vent tube, and how can I get access to it for cleaning or replacement (maybe run a wire down the tube?)
Also, there is a metal plate in the gas fill pipe about 3 inches from the top, with a hole just bigger than the fill nozzle. This plate also has several small perforations which have unknown functions (to me).
Finally, I have read on the web that some cars have emission control systems with a tank mounted vapor management valve, and some have " storage canisters" designed to reduce gas fume emissions.
Any help would be greatly appreciated as to where I can find more information (perhaps a repair manual), and what steps I might try first before taking it back to a repair shop.
With best regards.
. Ross Burrus
Saturday, February 6th, 2010 AT 12:09 AM