Can't fill gas tank

15

Asked by Oct 21, 2010 at 01:39 PM about the 1999 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 280 Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I go to put gas in this car, it will only take anot 5 or 6 gallons, then it starts "kicking Back", and won't take any more fuel
Weird, huh?
Anyone have a clue why???

5 Answers

10

Try backing up the nozzle from the tank and fill easy. When there is air pressure in the gas tank it pushes on a little medal part inside the nozzle to shut it off (hence-it thinks the tank is full).

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
10

You sometimes have to turn the fuel nozzle upside down that, is what I have found anyway. hope this helps!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

sounds like you may have in the past overfilled it several times,kept pumping gas in when the pump nozzle clicked off,this will overflow the EVAP system,your trusted mechanic can drain it,excess gas.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
15

Papa; THANX; I bought it recently from my trusted Mercedes guy, who spent a year or two at the factory servicing M-B owned vehicles, and has serviced my old 190 for about 15 years. I will contact him in the next couple of days :)

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
30

try all the helpful hints here, but its more likely tnan not that the charcoal canister(emissions component) or the filler neck tube are faulty

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

C-Class

Looking for a Used C-Class in your area?

CarGurus has 28,407 nationwide C-Class listings starting at $2,001.

ZIP:

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Experts

  • #1
    Lorne Grandison
    Reputation
    5,210
  • #2
    PPC123
    Reputation
    3,760
  • #3
    zabi
    Reputation
    2,690
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
714 Great Deals out of 22,801 listings starting at $1,450
Used BMW 3 Series
1,114 Great Deals out of 32,620 listings starting at $1,200
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
154 Great Deals out of 8,129 listings starting at $1,200
Used BMW 5 Series
540 Great Deals out of 15,517 listings starting at $1,650
Used Audi A4
336 Great Deals out of 12,429 listings starting at $1,899
Used BMW M3
36 Great Deals out of 2,084 listings starting at $5,495
Used Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
16 Great Deals out of 518 listings starting at $5,500
Used Mercedes-Benz M-Class
345 Great Deals out of 6,314 listings starting at $2,400
Used Ford Mustang
586 Great Deals out of 38,990 listings starting at $1,895
Used Chevrolet Camaro
448 Great Deals out of 31,345 listings starting at $1,450
Used Mercedes-Benz G-Class
9 Great Deals out of 898 listings starting at $19,980
Used Chevrolet Corvette
172 Great Deals out of 17,497 listings starting at $3,000

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
226 Great Deals out of 4,829 listings starting at $26,500
2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
65 Great Deals out of 1,185 listings starting at $22,099
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
278 Great Deals out of 3,986 listings starting at $17,997
2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
71 Great Deals out of 1,432 listings starting at $13,900
2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
56 Great Deals out of 1,191 listings starting at $10,991

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.