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Old 07-31-2012, 01:53 PM   #1
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Gas Tank Problem

I bought my 2005 V6 about 5 months ago. Ever since I bought it I have had trouble pumping gas into it. At most I can pump in two dollars before the pump shuts off as if my tank is full of gas.

I finally took it to my mechanic. He thinks the previous owner shoved something down into the tank that is not allowing my gas to make it all the way to the tank. He said it was 550 to replace the whole line and the tank and he is not even sure if that is the problem. Does anyone have any ideas?
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:08 PM   #2
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Not uncommon. Some people turn the pump sideways to avoid this. Some find which pump they can use without any trouble. For me, racetrack has about the only pumps I can use but there are a couple I still can't. My fill pipe has been replaced already due to getting rear ended and slammed that side into a truck but the problem was there before and after.
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:17 PM   #3
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Need to pump at a 90degree angle. Instead of facing south, it needs to be facing east or west... U could even try to put it upside down...
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There was a thread about this before. I too have a 05 v6. It did this to me 3 times. It is the pump not your car! Have to ask but was it a Phillips 66?
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I had the same issue with my 06 v6. Mobil gas stations seem to be the only ones that don't bother it, that I've found.
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I don't know what the solution is but try the super tech gas treatment from walmart and it should make it go away it did for me... Mine did that every week bc I used to fill it up everytime I was running out of gas, now I fill it up when I'm down to a quarter of a tank
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There was a thread about this before. I too have a 05 v6. It did this to me 3 times. It is the pump not your car! Have to ask but was it a Phillips 66?
No it was not. I have been filling up at Arco stations.
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Have u tried putting the nozzle in different positions. Or even upside down
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:26 PM   #9
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Have u tried putting the nozzle in different positions. Or even upside down
I just tried turning the nozzle at a different station . It worked perfectly. U guys just saved me 550 dollars. Thanks
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Glad to help, I was in the same situation a yr ago hope u could use those savings on some upgrades
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Your fuel return line may be clogged
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Glad to help, I was in the same situation a yr ago hope u could use those savings on some upgrades
Did u ever get it fixed or is it just like a defect in the fuel lines?
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:01 AM   #13
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I pull the nozzle out as far as I can without spilling down the side
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Did u ever get it fixed or is it just like a defect in the fuel lines?
It just a defect I hear on a lot of 05-09 models. Dealer inspected it and it was ok . Something how the gas flows.
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It just a defect I hear on a lot of 05-09 models. Dealer inspected it and it was ok . Something how the gas flows.
I heard it was gas splash. It only happened to me 3 times and after that it never happened to me ever again
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I remember reading somewhere it has to do with the vent system of the tank. More on the earlier cars 05-09. Really no solution except turning the nozzle to wherever it works for you.
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Re: Gas Tank Problem

Dang! Glad you figured it out.
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My 05 does the.same thing. Here's what I found out regarding mine, might be.same issue as yours might not.

There is a plastic bracket that goes around the fuel line holding it in place where the pump nozzle goes. That bracket is held in tight by four flimsy plastic pins. One of my pins is broke so that bracket comes loose allowing the fuel line to wobble a little. Any time my pump stops, I have to pull the pump out and push that bracket back into place with the 3 pins that aren't broken. Once back in place the pump works fine. Ill take a pic of mine if you aren't sure exactly what I'm talking about.
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My 05 does the.same thing. Here's what I found out regarding mine, might be.same issue as yours might not.

There is a plastic bracket that goes around the fuel line holding it in place where the pump nozzle goes. That bracket is held in tight by four flimsy plastic pins. One of my pins is broke so that bracket comes loose allowing the fuel line to wobble a little. Any time my pump stops, I have to pull the pump out and push that bracket back into place with the 3 pins that aren't broken. Once back in place the pump works fine. Ill take a pic of mine if you aren't sure exactly what I'm talking about.
I actually had that whole bracket replaced already. Mine was wobbly also.
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Re: Gas Tank Problem

Ford told me that it was a defect in their fuel tank lines, and that it was $918 to replace the parts. MOSTLY 05 to early 07 models were affected. Later 07's, they were supposed to have corrected the problem but haven't issued a recall on them.

I travel a lot, and I've dealt with this at many gas stations. Best solution, don't let the car get below 1/2 tank. If you do, turn the nozzle to a 90 degree angle, and you should be fine, unless you have a very steady hand to keep the car from shutting the pump off at .0003 gallons
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Ford told me that it was a defect in their fuel tank lines, and that it was $918 to replace the parts. MOSTLY 05 to early 07 models were affected. Later 07's, they were supposed to have corrected the problem but haven't issued a recall on them.

I travel a lot, and I've dealt with this at many gas stations. Best solution, don't let the car get below 1/2 tank. If you do, turn the nozzle to a 90 degree angle, and you should be fine, unless you have a very steady hand to keep the car from shutting the pump off at .0003 gallons
I used to have that problem. I now fill up @ 1/4 tank, only @ my local Shell gas station. Haven't had the problem since. Knock on wood.
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I have an 08 V6 and I have never had this problem and I've been to shell, BP, Chevron, Kangaroo, Daisys and many more places. 50% of the time I'm filling up from almost empty too. Maybe I was lucky and got one without this issue? hopefully I don't jinx myself!
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I have an 08 V6 and I have never had this problem and I've been to shell, BP, Chevron, Kangaroo, Daisys and many more places. 50% of the time I'm filling up from almost empty too. Maybe I was lucky and got one without this issue? hopefully I don't jinx myself!
You probably won't ever have to worry about it, as they were all supposedly fixed after mid-production year 2007's hit the assembly line.

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