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Old 12-11-2013, 11:58 PM   #1
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Question Gas leaking at pump; Is this the overflow tube?

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Had a moment of crisis today, and then realized it could be nothing. Went to the gas station and got the pump going. After it clicked off, around the normal amount of gas I should mention, I noticed it was spilling for a good second or two underneath the car.

I went under the car to inspect it and found that a tiny tube sticking out of a larger black tube that rules along the width of the car was spilling the fuel. The tube was located maybe 6 inches to a foot in front of the muffler towards the front of the car. Is this the overflow tube, and is this normal? I'm not sure what the heck it is, but it scared me thinking I might have bottomed out my car and broke something without knowing.

Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Hi guys,

Had a moment of crisis today, and then realized it could be nothing. Went to the gas station and got the pump going. After it clicked off, around the normal amount of gas I should mention, I noticed it was spilling for a good second or two underneath the car.

I went under the car to inspect it and found that a tiny tube sticking out of a larger black tube that rules along the width of the car was spilling the fuel. The tube was located maybe 6 inches to a foot in front of the muffler towards the front of the car. Is this the overflow tube, and is this normal? I'm not sure what the heck it is, but it scared me thinking I might have bottomed out my car and broke something without knowing.

Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
It sounds like the overflow tube. I wouldn't worry about it to much
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I've had the same thing happen to my '14. It's an overflow tube. I now try to listen carefully, stay connected to the pump and when I hear the fuel getting full, I shut it down. Haven't had it happen again since I quit relying on the switch on the handle of the pump to disengage automatically when almost full as they normally do. Hopefully this doesn't happen to you anymore.
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Thanks guys. It just scared the crap out of me since I've never witnessed this before. I wasn't sure if it was the actual overflow tube, especially since it looked like a tube was pouring out of another tube, a place it shouldn't.

Guess I was wrong. Car didn't blow up on me this morning and no signs of leaking anywhere.

/exhale.
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don't think there should be any gas leak it should be a closed system , fed. regs. epa would not let ford build a system that let gas run on ground . I would ck with your dealer asap. gas leak by a hot muffler
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