: Pump keeps shutting off while fueling car up.



werwer2012
05-26-13, 06:24 PM
I have a 1999 Catera that just recently started to have an issue when filling the car with gas. The pump keeps shutting off. I have tried to pull the tip of the nozzle up almost to the tip of the tank filler tube but it doesn't help. I even tried leaving the car running because someone told me it could be a solenoid, but to no avail. Anyone have any idea why this is happening. Takes me a good 10 minutes to fill the car when it is half full.

investor74
05-26-13, 08:55 PM
Are you sure you don't have something stuck in the filler neck? I read somewhere that sometimes when people add stuff to the gas, the peel-off sticker on the additive bottle winds up there.

MoistCabbage
05-26-13, 09:02 PM
It'd be essentially impossible for that to clog the filler neck.

It's most likely a problem with the tank vent.

werwer2012
05-26-13, 10:22 PM
It'd be essentially impossible for that to clog the filler neck.

It's most likely a problem with the tank vent.

How do I fix a problem with the tank vent.

hgqguy
06-02-13, 06:18 PM
My car had same issue the month before I sold it.. made me crazy to try and fill the tank!!! I know your frustration.

PrimeTimeElite
06-17-13, 02:08 PM
This sounds familiar! I'd like to know a way to fix it as well.

waco-brian
06-19-13, 12:15 PM
my 99 does this mostley in the summer, wife gets so mad.my 98 has never done this. i have no idea what it could be, if there is a vent it would be in the fill area under the gas cap? cause is this not a pressureized system?