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Old 12-25-2012, 02:20 AM   #1
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Has anybody had an issue with filling up their TJ? I have an '01 and everytime I try to fill it up with gas I have to "nurse" the gas in cause it keeps shutting off.

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Old 12-25-2012, 05:12 AM   #2
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sounds like either your filler neck, or breather tube are bad..

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Old 12-25-2012, 05:23 AM   #3
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sounds like either your filler neck, or breather tube are bad..
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:18 AM   #4
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Interesting. I don't have this problem with my Jeep but my work truck does this. I have to hold the handle and trickle it in. Fill ups take forever! Subbed
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:48 AM   #5
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Don't have to nurse it but the anti-syphon filler neck won't let the faster pumps go full bore on my '99.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:22 AM   #6
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I have that problem too

I did a search on this site, and someone recommended going to a different gas station. If the gas station pump is really high volume, it is too much too soon for the jeep to take in all of the fuel. I tried a different station, and had no problem. I also have discovered that if you sort of rotate the nozzle so that the handle is upside down, it will pump in better without having to ease the trigger in and "nurse" it. It can be a pain sometimes. The other posters are most likely correct. We probably have some issues with our fuel inlets.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:25 AM   #7
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I did a search on this site, and someone recommended going to a different gas station. If the gas station pump is really high volume, it is too much too soon for the jeep to take in all of the fuel. I tried a different station, and had no problem. I also have discovered that if you sort of rotate the nozzle so that the handle is upside down, it will pump in better without having to ease the trigger in and "nurse" it. It can be a pain sometimes. The other posters are most likely correct. We probably have some issues with our fuel inlets.
i do this when the problem arises, it doesn't happen every time. It also seems better when the tank is not butt-naked before fill up.
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:17 PM   #8
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I have a 99 tj and mine does it every now and then. If you just pull the nozzle out a little bit it usually helps make it not stop.
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:47 PM   #9
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you just have to find the depth,angle and speed that works for yours
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:01 PM   #10
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Thanks for the info. Looks like I'll have to try a few things out and see what works
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:28 PM   #11
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you just have to find the depth,angle and speed that works for yours
That about sums it up. We have the same issue, but interestingly, we just filled up at a particular station + pump combination that we hadn't tried before and had zero issues. My husband was even able to lock the pump handle and let it fill up on its own. I noticed the pump seems to be a lower volume pump that fills more slowly. Maybe that's the issue. We have more success pumping gas when we only hold the trigger part way.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:32 PM   #12
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First fillup ever I had that issue but never again and I don't visit that gas station. However every fillup the pump doesn't shut off and gas goes everywhere no matter what station I'm at!
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:00 AM   #13
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Not sure what your fill tube is like, but my 06 had the same issue. I read that some TJ's (maybe your year too?) have an anti-drainback valve inside the rubber hose between the filler neck and the tank. Some have replaced the hose with a GM part and been ok after...

My 06 did not have a valve in the rubber tube, but the spring loaded valve in the tank opening was stuck, probably from the 10% ethanol in the gas swelling the o-rings and making them stick near the "full tank" position.. I removed the fill hose and punched the tank valve back into the tank and can fill the tank much easier now. The "anti-spill" safety properties from my backyard repair have probably been compromised, but then I grew up with vehicles that did not have any such feature in the first place, so I don't really care too much...

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Old 12-27-2012, 12:17 AM   #14
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Do a google search. Theres a very easy fix listed on another jeep forum. Basically you replace your filler neck with one from a 2005 Chevy trailblazer. I dont have the part number on me but I had the same issue and performed the fix. All of 20 mins work and it completely fixed the issue.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:30 AM   #15
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Do a google search. Theres a very easy fix listed on another jeep forum. Basically you replace your filler neck with one from a 2005 Chevy trailblazer. I dont have the part number on me but I had the same issue and performed the fix. All of 20 mins work and it completely fixed the issue.
I am a new owner of a TJ and have noticed that sometimes I have fuel vapors blowing out around the fill nozzle while I am filling up. Is that a fuel tank vent issue?
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:19 AM   #16
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Just pull the fill nozzle out a little a it wont shut off every time you pull the handle. But it will still shut off when the tank is full. I do this with my 2000 when ever it starts acting up

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