Asked by Jun 13, 2013 at 03:56 AM about the 1995 Ford E-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

having problems filling tank.. pump clicks off and slow to fill by can.  dropped the filler tube and it is clear. pulled the rubber connector and it too is clear.  ran a wire into the tank and is seems to hit perhaps a float but its hard to tell without dropping the tank. can that float prevent gas from entering the tank?  regardless i need to replace the rubber hoses but not the filler metal tube part.. any idea where i can find just the rubber parts.  next question the return smaller line is that to equalize pressure so the gas can flow freely and allow air to flow out the smaller line or is that used to alert the pump when to turn off.. i have read both.

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It's the vapor vent valve---practically had a heart attack tryin' to solve this one~ http://www.cargurus.com/Cars/Discussion-c3721_ds548269#msg250602

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thanks for not answering the question judge.


there is no valve in my question..

not answering? the vapor vent valve is the answer...according to the instructional video this is the troublesome device what prevents gasoline from being filled~

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It's the darned emission system, my brother---not any one of us has any control over~

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you should be able to find any/all parts at rockauto.com..they have it all~

The small line is not a vent. It is vapor recovery.... click on the image to enlarge it . See "3" that is the purge valve

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The "return" line does allow air out of the tank but is captured by the vapor recovery line instead of allowing the fumes in to the air. It has nothing to do with the nozzle shutting off, The problem may not even be in your truck. If the vapor recovery line at the pump has liquid gasoline in it that will cause what you describe and If you look closely at the end of the nozzle, you will see a small hole about a half-inch from the end of the spout on the side. This is a sensing hole, and when the gasoline's level in the tank covers this hole, it signals the nozzle to shut off. If the gasoline is foaming or if there is a lot of splashing, this hole can become covered and prematurely trigger the nozzle to shut off.

This one is not as good, not even close but maybe they won't this I infringed on something...maybe

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nkvan if you are interested in seeing a really good image let me know and I will get it to you, the entire fill hose, recovery, everything or you know what maybe I can just give you the URL and not bet slapped for that

http://www.f150online.com/forums/v8-engines/131367-po455-code.html if you are interested nkvan you can see it there

http://www.f150online.com/forums/v8-engines/131367-po455-code.html if you are interested nkvan you can see it there a really good drawing that I really do think will interest you and I didn't STEAL somebody work, it's there on that forum but CarGurus won't allow it. here

if not the trouble some item the robot says, what could be holdin' up the show? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzfR84T6pBY

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item 8 the vapor vent valve located at the back of the tank issues the problems----this was covered in that instructional video in the first round of difficulties~

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one should not have to "pour" gasoline in because the vent valve is not venting~ this is more deadly to the environment than any degree of emissions from a malfunctioning control system~....crabby old man.

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