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When Does the Gas Light Turn On in My Car?
Going to the gas station is a chore and many of us wait until the gas light is on and the tank is nearly empty. But waiting until your fuel tank dries up is...
How to Drain Your Fuel Tank
The majority of cars on the road today use internal combustion engines that use gasoline or diesel as fuel, and they store this fuel in a gas tank. Most gas...
How to Drop a Gas Tank
The fuel tank on your car is typically located under the rear or middle of the vehicle. There can be a number of reasons why you would need...
Why You Should Always Keep a 1/4 Tank of Gas in Your Car
Everyone knows that keeping gas in your vehicle's fuel tank is a must. But you may wonder what the minimum amount of gas is that you should always have in your fuel...
How Does My Gas Tank Know When It’s Full?
Anyone who has ever filled up a gas tank has experienced the tactile "clunk" the nozzle makes when the fuel tank is full. This sound comes from the nozzle right when the flow...
How Full Do I Need to Keep the Fuel Tank at Any Given Time?
While some people don’t think too hard about how empty their fuel tank gets or about how much they fill their tank when they do fuel up, others are convinced that there is some...
How Long Does a Fuel Pump Usually Last?
Fuel pumps are a simple and rugged part of the fuel system. They are usually found inside of the fuel tank and are responsible for sending fuel from the tank to the engine. Because...
How Long Does a Fuel Tank Last?
The fuel tank is responsible for holding the gas or diesel that runs the vehicle. Obviously, this job is very important. On top of being extremely inconvenient, a leaking or faulty fuel tank is...
How To Install a Locking Gas Cap
Gas caps are necessary for proper gas tank function. Overtime, a gas cap can fail if the thread gets damaged or if there is a leak in the seal.
How to Replace a Fuel Filler Neck
The filler neck for the fuel tank fails if there is exterior damage on the neck or if an error code shows that vapors are present.
How to Get the Best Fuel Mileage For Your Car
Fuel economy can be increased if you perform regular car maintenance, pay attention to the Check Engine Light, and reduce your idling time.
Why Can’t I Top Off My Tank?
Nearly everyone who has been behind the wheel of a vehicle has pumped gas into the fuel tank until the tank was full. When the tank is full, the nozzle makes a...
4 Essential Things to Know About Your Car’s Fuel Gauge
Few things are as frustrating and worrisome as running out of gas. Most people will do their best to make sure that they always have some gas in the tank. However, if there...
3 Essential Things to Know About Your Car’s Gas Tank
The gas tank of the vehicle holds the fuel, which makes the car run. The fuel is propelled by the fuel pump. The gas tank can be made out of plastic high-density polyethylene, which can...

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Gas leaking from under/around fuel tank
Hello. Fuel leaks need to be taken seriously. You will want to look into this immediately. Is the vehicle only leaking when it is running? If this is the case its likely coming from a line or a fitting somewhere...
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Cannot remove rollover valve cable line on the gas tank
Hi there. The rollover valve may have a quick disconnect fuel line or it may have a crimped on fuel line. Either remove the fuel line to the rollover valve or pop out the rollover valve with a large flat...
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Car sat for a year now it keeps dying, so what could be wrong?
If the vehicle sat for a year with a partially filled tank of gasoline, the gasoline has oxidized and components of the fuel have separated out and turned to varnish. If that is the case, the fuel injectors are likely...
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Gas tank implodes/ won't fill.
Your fuel tank is going into a vacuum when the engine is running. The vacuum condition is causing the fuel tank to collapse and the gas cap is supposed to let in fresh air from the outside to keep the...
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I need help with my fuel tank.
Replacement of the fuel tank involves more than just the tank as the fuel pump has to be carried over from the old tank to the new and there are high pressure and EVAP system connections that must be made....
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Oil Leakage (Gas Leakage)
Generally, of course, the first thing to accomplish is to identify the source of the leak(s). If you suspect a gas tank leak, that identification of the leak would occur if you request a gas tank leak diagnostic. In practice,...
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Why doesn't car start after running out of gas girlfriend ran gas out of car now won't start plenty of gas in tank doesn't sound l
Fuel pumps rely on liquid gasoline for cooling. Consequently, it is recommended to keep the fuel tank at least 1/4 full to prevent the fuel pump from overheating. If the pump is run to the point of being dry, the...
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When I fill my taknk up gas is on the ground under my car
Of course it is possible that a leak in a steel fuel supply line (due to corrosion), or a rubber hose, occurred after the pump was put in, but that would be quite a coincidence. More likely, if the leak...
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There is water in my gas tank - 2004 Nissan Sentra
If you think you have water in your fuel, then you would have one of two problems. You would have a misfire and a rough running engine if there is some water in the fuel but not enough to keep...
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My car was just pumped full and travels less than 1.8 km. The fuel meter bar starts to drop one bar - 2006 Honda Civic 1.8L
It's possible that your car was on an angle when you refueled the car and did not get it filled totally. Once your car leveled out there was still room for more fuel. If you want to test it then...
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how to clear diesel fuel out the motor
Running the vehicle with part diesel can damage the engine so remove as much of the fuel as possible. That means that the fuel tank has to be drained as completely as possible. Obviously, when draining the fuel tank exercise...
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When filling the gas tank, it has to fill very slow or it clicks off the pump
All modern cars are equipped with an Evaporative Emission Control (EVAP) system. The EVAP system prevents fuel vapors from the fuel tank from escaping into the atmosphere. The EVAP system collects and temporarily stores the fuel vapors in the charcoal...
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Gas pump stops every few seconds while re-fueling. It takes a very long time to fill up the tank.
As you may know, the charcoal canister is what absorbs and stores the fumes in the tank. If the charcoal canister is not working correctly, the fumes will still be present while refueling and cause the gas pump to kick...
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Why do I smell gas in the car?
There could be several reason why your car is smelling like gas. Your car's spark plugs could be very worn out and not firing properly, causing the gas not to be burned properly and creating a gas smell in the...
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"Check fuel inlet"
Hello. The "check fuel inlet" message displays when the computer detects an issue with the vehicles EVAP system. The EVAP system is an emissions system that collects gasoline fumes from the gas tank and recirculates them into the engine for...
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Replacement of refueling vent valve
If the device has a broken port, it must be replaced. It is very hard to mock up a connection that will seal as perfectly as it used to. I believe the vent valve is attached to the charcoal canister...
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Lose of power when running, and the tac stopped working.
Hello. The vehicle likely stalled due to a lack of gas, or a poor air fuel mixture. This is what caused the drop in RPMs and for the tachometer gauge to drop. The first thing to do is turn the...
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How do I replace the fuel pu on a 1990 Lexus es250
On this vehicle, the fuel tank has to be completely removed from the vehicle to access the fuel pump. The fuel pump is held in a retainer that is mounted in a large access hole at the top of the...
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A shop in another state replaced leaking gas tank from a junkyard and it cost me $800. I'm still having issues.
Hi there. The issue could be the vent valve on the fuel tank. The valve is designed to let out air but not fuel. The hose to the valve could have came off and caused the valve to crack or...
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Gas tank is leaking
The tank is made of very sturdy stamped steel. It will withstand any conceivable vapor pressure that gasoline will create in a motor vehicle. If the tank is leaking, it leaks because it's rusted out. It's usually a waste of...

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