CANT FILL UP GAS TANK

  • Tiny
  • lnsflyboy
  • Nissan Maxima

I HAVE A 1999 MAXIMA.

WHEN WE TRY TO FILL UP THE GAS TANK AFTER ABOUT 5 SECONDS FUEL WILL START GUSHING OUT OF THE INTAKE TUBE WHERE THE NOZZLE IS INSERTED.

IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THE TANK BECOMES PRESSURIZED AFTER A FEW SECONDS OF PUMPING GAS THE FUEL COMES GUSHING UP PAST THE NOZZLE AND THEN THE NOZZLE SHUTS OFF BECUASE IT THINKS THE TANK IS FULL.

IS THERE A RELIEF TUBE WHICH WOULD ALLOW AIR FROM INSIDE THE TANK TO ESCAPE WHILE THE TANK FILLS WITH GAS THAT MIGHT BE BLOCKED?

OR MIGHT IT BE SOMETHING ELSE?

THANKS- JOE

Thursday, December 14th, 2006 AT 4:38 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • carundell
  • Member

Hey Joe,
There is a vent tube that usually is somewhere IN the fill tube line OR a separate line from the tank to the fill tube. I would check that first for an obstruction or kink

Chris

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