Q: Problems filling up my car.

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When I am fueling my car, the pump handle keeps shutting off like the tank is full, when I know it's not.

The fuel inlet hose into the fuel tank has a vent system that if it gets blocked for some reason would not allow fuel to be put in too fast. The vent system would have to be checked for obstructions or defective vent. I would recommend having a mechanic, like the certified ones at YourMechanic, come and check it out for you to see what is causing the problem.

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