have a 2007 Mustang GT, why does the gas spit out when I try to fill it? I can only squeeze in fractions of a gallon before having to take out the nozzle, let it breathe and start again. Gas oftern spits out on to ground. So bad I fill up when I'm down only 3 gallons. Started a month ago. Have premium extended warrantee. But service manager says it's probably a spinder web. Going in for diagnostic on July 5. Does this sound familiar, plausible, or other? Please help if you can
Country: United StatesMake: FordModel: Mustang GTYear: 2007Engine: V8
tried to fill it the best I can keeping the tank topped off so as to minimize time at the pump and dangerous spilling of gas onto apron of pumps. I live on LI New York and every township does not allow customer pumping. Attendents don't want to be bothered with a problem car.
Thanks for your question. Sorry you're having car problems. If I go off line, just leave a message and I'll be right back. DO NOT leave feedback yet. This a very common problem when the VENT valve in the EVAP system is bad and stays in the closed position. Fuel is not allowed to vent for you when filling the tank. The normal position for this valve is OPEN until the computer decides to run an EVAP leak test, then the computer controls its' opening and closing at that point. Thanks, Ron
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This a very common problem when the VENT valve in the EVAP system is bad and stays in the closed position The normal position for this valve is OPEN until the computer decides to run an EVAP leak test, then the computer controls its' opening and closing at that point
Is that problem covered by the Premium Extended Warrantee? What will it take to fix it. The dealer told me it's probably a spinder web. What should I know to get the proper remedy from Ford Dealer Service Dept.?
Extended warranties are all different, you need to ask them if this is covered for the testing and repairs. The dealer is WRONG about a spider web, that won't seal the vent valve. Please don't forget to rate me as high as you see fit and I can still assist you afterwards if you need me to also. Thanks again, Ron
Ron, don't worry I won't leave without paying you. I've used this service before and am trustworthy.
What I need to know is where the problem probably is. You mentioned the computer controling the vent value of the EVAP system. Is the computer in the car that needs to be change, a valve, or some component. What I need is information to try to make sure the Service Manager isn't blowing me off. The Spider web guess me made during or phone conversation makes him suspect.
What I need is information to deal with him. I'm going to be paying for a "diagnostic". I have the Ford Premium Extended Warrantee which is standard.
The vent valve is the most common cause, and they need to test it first before replacing it, just in case there is a problem inside the fuel tank which would be VERY rare. Ron
37 years experience
Could it be the on board computer? and what kind of documentation should I expect from their "diagnostic"?
Possible BUT unlikely to be the computer. They will give you a printout of the scan at your request. Thanks, Ron