99 Accent - Fuel tank doesn't fill up

Discussion in 'Hyundai Accent' started by ab sell, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. ab sell

    ab sell Guest

    Hi there,

    Even after pumping in just a few litres of gas, the fuel pump nozzle
    shuts off and my fuel tank won't accept any more gas. The fuel gage too
    doesn't move. I can never get to fill even half my tank.

    Just a month back, someone suggested me to use the fuel injecter
    cleaner in the fuel tank....could that be causing trouble?.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    ab sell, Jun 26, 2006
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    Tunez Guest

    HAHAHAHA funny you should mention that, it happened to me tonight with my
    wifes Santa Fe.......I could squeeze about 6 or 7 cents at a time and the
    nozzle would shut off, it took me almost 10 minutes to fill her tank. I had
    the same thing happen to my XG350L not to long ago at the same gas station,
    the same pump !!!! That particular time I stopped filling the tank and went
    to a differant staion and everything was fine...... try a differant staion
    and see if it does the same thing

    Tunez, Jun 26, 2006
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    nothermark Guest

    The nozzle is sensing that the filler tube is full. This is probably
    because it is. Try slowing down the rate of fill by not squeezing the
    handle all the way. Also check that the air hole in the nozzle
    restrictor plate is not plugged.
    nothermark, Jun 26, 2006
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    Tunez Guest

    NM, I checked all that stuff on both of mine and all was well. I tried
    putting gas in slower but the nozzle would kick off almost as soo as I
    touched it as I said 6 or 7 cents at a time, I pulled nozzle in and out of
    tank to diffeant positons and also tried twisting the nozzle in diferant
    positions nuttin worked.... Like I said I went to many other gas staions and
    have had no problems at all, it was just this 1 Chevron station close to my

    Tunez, Jun 26, 2006
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    hyundaitech Guest

    First, it's important to know whether the tank is full. If it is, then
    you've got a fuel gauge accuracy issue. If not, then you need to find out
    why it's not accepting fuel. One possibility is as suggested above, the
    pump you're using. But, if you've been using different pumps with the
    same result, then your tank is not venting properly.
    hyundaitech, Jun 26, 2006
  6. ab sell

    ab sell Guest

    Hi all,

    Thanks for the replies. I tried different gas stations and the problem

    As suggested, I even tried pumping in slowly from the nozzle, but that
    didn't help either.

    How do I rectify if the tank is not venting properly?

    ab sell, Jun 27, 2006
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    Guncho Guest

    If you're sure your tank is not full then I think you just did.

    Guncho, Jun 27, 2006
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    hyundaitech Guest

    You'll need to find where the blockage is.

    There's a "rollover" valve in the top of the fuel tank that closes in the
    event of vehicle rollover to prevent fuel leakage. If that sticks shut,
    your tank won't vent.

    The vapors go through the charcoal canister. If the canister is clogged
    or the hoses to it are crimped, the system cannot vent.

    There's a valve on the end of the canister (canister close valve) which
    closes for system testing. If it sticks shut, the system cannot vent.

    I believe there's also a filter and/or hose on the end of the canister
    close valve which could be restricted or clogged.

    At this point, there's no way to resolve the issue without digging in and
    finding the cause.
    hyundaitech, Jun 27, 2006
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    nothermark Guest

    Just curious - how would one troubleshoot it? I'm thinking about
    putting two or three pounds of air pressure into the filler neck and
    seeing what comes out where but there is probably a better way?
    nothermark, Jun 28, 2006
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    hyundaitech Guest

    You could try that, but you'd need to be careful. To much pressure can
    damage the fuel tank pressure sensor. Two to three psi sounds okay.

    Since I have a lift at my disposal, I typically put the car on the lift
    and investigate different parts of the system, some by blowing through
    them. I don't advise you to do this, by the way. Nasty things in mouth.
    Not good, really.
    hyundaitech, Jun 28, 2006
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    Mar 26, 2015
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    I know exactly what it is its the feuller neck hose which is between where ya put the nozzle and your tank.
    Dealer item well it was for me
    TGRLOVR, Mar 26, 2015
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