Fuel wont go in tank

Tiny
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1987 NISSAN PULSAR NX SE, 110,000 miles. Hi when I try to fuel the vehicle the fuel backs up and spills out. I can barely get any fuel in the vehicle. Need suggestions. Took for an oil change and fuel filter change today.

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Wednesday, November 21st, 2007 AT 11:27 AM

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Tiny
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Hello !

That has been happening before the oil and fuel filter replacement?

Check the hose that goes to the Tank, could be "twisted" or bended.

Let us Know and good Luck!
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Wednesday, November 21st, 2007 AT 11:47 AM
Tiny
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I think so. Seems like the fuel backs up quickly. The car sat for five years. Something may be clogged. I don't know much about fuel systems though. The fuel filter was very nasty.
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Wednesday, November 21st, 2007 AT 1:53 PM
Tiny
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Well
I would recommend you to drop the fuel tank and clean it. You never know how dirty it is.
That will avoid any further problems.
Also that way you will find the problem with the filling.

Good luck!
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Wednesday, November 21st, 2007 AT 2:03 PM
Tiny
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Doesn't sound like something I can do in the driveway. Thanks for the info.

Mark
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Wednesday, November 21st, 2007 AT 7:34 PM
Tiny
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How difficult is that? Can it be done with ramps in the driveway?

Mark
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Thursday, November 22nd, 2007 AT 12:01 AM
Tiny
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Hello Mark!

Well. If you have some mechanic skills and a good pair of stands (safety first!) You don t have to remove the tires just to lift more your car (to work easy underneath) yes you can do it.

Unless you want just check the hose.
And replace the fuel filter more often (in case that the fuel tank has a lot of trash on it)

its not that hard (small tank) not to heavy, but has some hoses that you have to remove as soon as you remove the two belts that support the tank.

Let me know and I get you some info on it.

Good luck!
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Thursday, November 22nd, 2007 AT 12:36 AM
Tiny
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I think I will try to check the hoses. I'm going on a six month deployment in leass than two weeks and wont have much time to work on this. I was hoping to have it driveable so my wife could drive it a little while I was gone. I looked under the car and saw two hoses.

Mark
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Thursday, November 22nd, 2007 AT 7:55 AM
Tiny
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Hello Mark!

Sounds good !
Let me know if you have another question.

Good Luck!
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Thursday, November 22nd, 2007 AT 4:07 PM

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