2001 Toyota Camry Fuel cutoff

Tiny
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  • 2001 TOYOTA CAMRY

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2001 Toyota Camry 4 cyl Automatic 103000 miles

Hi,

I don't really know much about cars, but my Toyota has been having a problem lately. When I go to pump the automatic shut off that happens when it is full happens after every few cents. My dad took it to a mechanic who blew out the filter or something like that and he was able to get almost a dollar in at a time by pumping very slowly, but it still keeps shutting it off.

Do you have any idea why it would shut off all the time?

Thanks!

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Thursday, August 13th, 2009 AT 11:52 AM

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Tiny
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So, your saying that the automatic shut off when you filling gas shuts off all the time?

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Friday, August 14th, 2009 AT 9:51 AM
Tiny
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Exactly! The mechanic blew out the filters beside the hole where you put the pump. We tried moving the pump pulling it part way out, everything!

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Friday, August 14th, 2009 AT 1:24 PM
Tiny
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I would say there is something wrong with your on board vapor recovery system. There is a vent that is on top of your tank that is supposed to take the fuel vapors while you are refueling to the charcoal canister. I think that vent is stuck closed. Its on top of your gas tank.

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Friday, August 14th, 2009 AT 2:08 PM
Tiny
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Ok, I'll check that out. Thanks so much!

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Monday, August 17th, 2009 AT 1:58 PM
Tiny
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So, I finally got a mechanic that figured out my problem. Apparently mud dobbers got in there and the gas and air couldn't get through the nest and that is why it was coming back up. LOL. Never heard of such a thing! Thanks for your ideas though!

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Monday, August 24th, 2009 AT 1:26 PM

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