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Old 03-15-2009, 06:58 PM   #1
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Fuel Tank Issue

I recently bought a 1998 JT and when I filled the tank the other day gas leaked out from underneath. When I got home I noticed that the smaller hose that connects to the larger fill hose was disconnected. I would assume that this hose is a vent hose? well I decided to connect it back and when I started the Jeep it ran like crap. It was like it was not getting any gas or vacuum. Now I would have thought that this problem would occur if the hose was disconnected not connected. My Jeep runs great with the hose disconnected with only a slight smell of gas fumes.

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Old 03-15-2009, 07:12 PM   #2
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Is the vent hose blocked?

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Old 03-15-2009, 07:34 PM   #3
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did you check to see if there are any issues with the lines on top of the tank? there are two "breather" holes that feed back into a line that keep it pressurized. i'm at a loss, dont know what to tell you! i agree, it should perform opposite...
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:45 PM   #4
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I'll remove the vent hose from the tank and check to see if its plugged but how could the tank pressurize if the hose is diconnected? I can't understand why it runs so good being disconnected.
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Old 03-16-2009, 11:27 AM   #5
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Here is a picture of what hose I'm referring to. I removed the hose and its not plugged up anywhere. I stuck a smaller hose into the hole at the top of the tank and there was nothing plugged in there either. I want to connect the hose because I'm concerned that if the Jeep ever flipped gas would pour out the unconnected vent line.
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