gas pump keeps shutting off fueling, why?

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Asked by Nov 20, 2014 at 09:00 PM about the 2004 Ford F-150 XLT 4WD

Question type: General

can'y re-fuel without pump stopping every gallon pumped,why?

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On some vehicles, on the filler tube from the neck to the tank, there is an air line which allows air out of the tank while the gas goes in. If it is blocked or broken the air not filtering out will cause the pump to shut off from back pressure. That, or an "ex" or someone else shoved something down the filler tube.

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(really liked previous answer) but to add, some pump stations seem to pump faster than others, or so it seems, and that might overwhelm the system setup as the previous guy mentioned. I have to wonder if this is happening at the same station or at any station.

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after two fill-ups and 500+ miles, it now fills properly. may have cured itself?

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