Q: Can't get a full tank of gas without pump stopping

asked by on

Started yesterday was on a quarter tank of gas went to the gas station and the pump kept stopping first $1 then 5$ I could only managed to get $15 then I went back today and samething .
My car has an automatic transmission.

The fuel tank venting system is plugged or blocked in some way. There is a two-way valve and a canister close valve that can cause the fuel tank to not get vented during fill up. Have these inspected and checked for operation and also check the filler neck to see if the inner rubber pipe disconnected from the fill tube. This would get damaged if someone tried to siphon your fuel and damaged the tube by causing it to disconnect. If you need to have this looked at, a technician from YourMechanic can visit your car’s location to diagnose the issue and replace the fuel filler neck if necessary.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Can't get a full tank of gas without pump stopping

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Front drivers seat will move every way but backwards

Hello there. It sounds like you have several different issues going on with your 2010 Hyundai Genesis. Common faults for the seat not moving backwards are the seat motor, seat switch, or a wiring harness fault. The window motor not...

Q: Car wont start

This may be a variety of possible issues ranging from a weak battery to a bad starter relay or burnt fuses. This is not likely related to the fluids as they generally do not have anything to do with the...

Q: Is it possible to screw back on a fuel line if it comes loose?

The fuel line that connects to the fuel tank is a quick disconnect. Either the quick disconnect has failed and come apart, or the fuel line has cracked or broken. If the quick disconnect has come apart, then it may...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.