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Old 01-02-2011, 11:39 AM   #1
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06 TJ fueling question.

I recently bought an 06 tj. This is the first jeep I have ever owned so please forgive me if I am asking questions that have very obvious answers to everyone elese on here. Anyhow here goes. I have noticed that when I am fueling my jeep and the tank fills up the gas pump does not automaticly shut off when the tank is full. I have had this happen at every gas station i've filled up at so far. Once it is full, gas will spew out of the fuel tank neck and get all over everything. I don't mean just a lttle fuel either. It literally spews everywhere. I asked someone else about this and he said that maby something is wrong with the fuel neck. I was wondering if there is a simple fix for this issue?

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Old 01-02-2011, 02:05 PM   #2
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Might check the vent tube that goes from the filler neck to the tank. Mine started doing the same thing about 3 years after buying it new. 3 days after filling up I could still smell gas very strong, I started looking & saw the vent tube had came loose at one end. I put on a hose clamp & no more gas overflow.

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Old 01-02-2011, 04:13 PM   #3
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My 06 does the same thing, it's the way the neck is shaped and how you hold the gas pump. I listen for it to fill, after driving cross country, I got it down pretty good. You can hear it filling up pretty easily.
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Old 01-02-2011, 04:19 PM   #4
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usually when you hear its burbling, its about to be full.
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Old 01-02-2011, 09:28 PM   #5
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Mine does the same thing. Got it down to a science now. I just stick the end in and pump slow, and it shuts off every time now. Its a common problem, and the dealers fix is to replace the tank, at your cost, so bump that.
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Old 01-02-2011, 11:17 PM   #6
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mine does the same thing, it is an 05
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Old 01-02-2011, 11:34 PM   #7
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It's a common issue...I think it has to do with the nozzle designs used in various states. Here in Ohio, I never have any problems. In IL...I have to hold the damn nozzle nearly upside down to get it to even pump without shutting off. Never had it fail to shut off though...my problem is it usually shuts off waaaay too early. Then I just pump til I hear it get full (gurgling sound as mentioned above).
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Old 01-03-2011, 06:11 AM   #8
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try using the low auto setting on the pump handle. happened to me once but since i started refilling this way, it hasn't happened again. Not like it takes all tha much time to pump <15 gal.
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Old 01-05-2011, 06:06 PM   #9
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It's the rollover valve in the tank sticking. NHTSA is investigating late model TJs and JKs.

There are huge threads out there on this, as well as youtube videos, etc.

Also a problem on Dodge trucks.
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Old 01-05-2011, 06:08 PM   #10
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On mine I can't fully insert the nozzle in the filler neck or it kicks off constantly.
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:33 PM   #11
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Link to the NHTSA notification to Chrysler: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/do...0032-41520.pdf
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ive never had a problem with it cutting off early or anything but ive had it happen once or twice where it spews out, just dont put the nozzle all the way down, let it hang out a little and it wont do it and wont cut off
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On mine I can't fully insert the nozzle in the filler neck or it kicks off constantly.
That is my problem as well. I own an 05 TJ. I live in Ca.
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ahhh....did they come up with the answers?
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Link to the NHTSA notification to Chrysler: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/do...0032-41520.pdf
That's on JKs, not on the TJs.

Mine does it too. Wow what a mess it makes.
It started doing it about a year ago, has not always been this way. When we had the tank dropped to put the SAVVY on we inspected all of the vents and hoses, all were clear.
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If you continue to read it, you will see that they are also including the TJ's and some of the pickups in that notice. I have this same problem but only at certain stations. This sounds strange but it works for me. If I can literally hear the gas gurgling when I start to fill the tank, I know that it will overflow. It has something to do with the shape of the vapor recovery collar on the pump. When I hear it, I twist the nozzle a little to the right and it always shuts off as it is supposed to.
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I filed a complaint here:SafeCar.gov
I would like to encourage EVERYONE who has this problem to file one as well.
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That's on JKs, not on the TJs.

Mine does it too. Wow what a mess it makes.
It started doing it about a year ago, has not always been this way. When we had the tank dropped to put the SAVVY on we inspected all of the vents and hoses, all were clear.
So your saying its not your jeep that is having the problem.


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If you continue to read it, you will see that they are also including the TJ's and some of the pickups in that notice. I have this same problem but only at certain stations. This sounds strange but it works for me. If I can literally hear the gas gurgling when I start to fill the tank, I know that it will overflow. It has something to do with the shape of the vapor recovery collar on the pump. When I hear it, I twist the nozzle a little to the right and it always shuts off as it is supposed to.
Ok, so its not a jeep problem, more of the pump's problem.

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I filed a complaint here:SafeCar.gov
I would like to encourage EVERYONE who has this problem to file one as well.
Why would you file a complaint about the jeep, if its the pump's problem?

I'll pay more attention when I fill up again. I seem to get it work ok, but it takes some manuvering as JD commented above.
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I am sorry Kate, maybe I wrote to fast. Were you filing a complaint about the pump and not the jeep?
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No, filing a complaint about the Jeep
It doesn't matter which pump I use or how I hold it, the Jeep pukes gas.
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Ha! My '05 Sprays gas stations like my 12 yr old lab sprays mailboxes....about every other one.
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Old 01-08-2011, 05:29 PM   #23
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It's the Chrysler tank's design. Buddy of mine's '08 Ram was spewing fuel at every station. They replaced the tank under warranty, problem solved.

Of course, unless they updated the design of the rollover valve, the problem will probably come back...

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