FILLING THE GAS TANK

2003 Volkswagen Eurovan

Tiny

dalesio4

August, 28, 2010 AT 9:20 PM

2003 Volkswagen Eurovan 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 80,000 miles

I have had problems filling the gas tank. At first I thought it was the pump at the station but it now happens every time I try to put gas in my van. When I pull the lever to fill the tank with gas it stops after 30cents have been put in. So it takes forever just to put $10 of gas in the tank. I have no idea why this is happening. Could you give me an idea of what the problem could be?

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3 Answers

Tiny

Soulpatch70

July, 23, 2012 AT 2:53 AM

I recently encountered the same issue. I talked to my dealership and they suspect an issue with a clogged carbon filter or worse a faulty breather line valve. They suggested replacing the carbon filter ( which I'm going to try and do myself : $.) And if that does not fix the problem, then the tank may have to be removed and possibly replaced. Otherwise you'll just have to live with it taking you 20 minutes to fill up the tank liks it does for me. Count your lucky stars. It started on my van on a 3000 mile trip!

Tiny

exovcds

July, 23, 2012 AT 6:17 AM

Have a look at the picture in this link. #26 is the filler breather. If this tube is plugged, fuel vapour
has to travel up the same way fuel is trying to go down. Hence, the pump cuts off early.

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Tiny

exovcds

July, 23, 2012 AT 6:20 AM

Forgot to mention that hoses #22 go to the charcoal canister.

Thomas

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