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by bronxnativ » 18 Oct 2011, 21:42
by Choguy03 » 18 Oct 2011, 21:46
by jblackburn » 18 Oct 2011, 21:50
by Ozark Lee » 18 Oct 2011, 22:09
bronxnativ wrote:So here it is: I had only 1/4 of a tank of fuel left in my 850 (1996). I drove to the gas station and pumped gas; then the unexpected happened: pump stopped pumping!, and gas was spilling as if the gas tank was full but yet it only pumped a 1/4 of a tank??? Tried pumping more gas but it overfilled and spilled on the ground. I have less than half a tank of gas left in the car. What can it be? Fuel pump maybe???
Note: the fuel pump does activate before turning the car on.
by bronxnativ » 18 Oct 2011, 22:34
by Juan62 » 18 Oct 2011, 22:38
by cn90 » 18 Oct 2011, 22:42
Ozark Lee wrote:bronxnativ wrote:... It could be that you have a bad fuel level sensor and you actually have much more fuel than you think...
by jblackburn » 18 Oct 2011, 23:10
by bronxnativ » 18 Oct 2011, 23:46
jblackburn wrote:Or smack the bottom of the tank with a 2x4 a couple times. That trick works to unstick fuel pumps sometimes.
How much did you put into the tank before it started overflowing? And the week before - different than normal?
by jimmy57 » 19 Oct 2011, 00:10
by bronxnativ » 19 Oct 2011, 00:35
jimmy57 wrote:does your miles driven lead you to believe it only really needs 3 gallons or have you driven 300 miles and know it should need 12 gallons, not 3?
Don't fuss with sending unit if the distance driven and fuel to fill up equals 25MPG or whatever you normally get.
The next time it only takes a few gallons. stop fueling and walk around and turn key on and off and the put more fuel in to see if it fuels normally.
A 96 could have the onboard vapor recovery fuel venting andthe tank vent valve can be triggered to close and stay that way for 12 minutes after key off. Cycling the key resets it. If this is the case then see if the problem is only if you shut it off and cooling fan after-runs.