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Slow filling fuel tank Ford Escape Mariner

Why does it take so long to fill gas tank Ford Escape Mariner Some Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner may experience Slow filling fuel tank when the weather is cold. The symptoms and cause are different than the other slow fuel filling problem mentioned here. You may or may not also have a trouble code P0451 when experiencing this problem. A frozen fuel filler vent line is usually the cause. To fix the problem shorten and re-route the vent line. Remove the gas cap. Jack up the vehicle and remove the … Read More

Gas nozzle shuts off before tank is full

Gas nozzle shuts off before tank is full Gas nozzle shuts off – Escape/Mercury If the Gas nozzle shuts off before your tank is full on a Ford Escape or Mercury Mariner, Ford has issued a TSB #05-18-4 with a fix for slow fuel filling. If the fuel nozzle shuts off frequently while filling, you may have to perform this fix. Ford has identified the fuel tank filler pipe as the problem. The revis ed pipe has a better curvature to speed the fill rate and prevent the automatic nozzle … Read More

Gas nozzle shuts off before tank is full — Equinox, Saturn

Gas nozzle shuts off before tank is full — Equinox, Saturn GM reports a problem in some 2005 Equinox and 2002-05 Saturn Vue vehicles where the gas nozzle shuts off before tank is full. The issue might also be accompanied by a trouble code P0446, relating to a vent system performance. The problem has been traced to a partially restricted EVAP canister hose. The restriction appears like a ball of cotton and is actually a spider’s nest. GM has issued a new design hose for these applications. The new hose … Read More


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