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Ive got a 2002 ford ranger 4.0 I try to fill it up with gas

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ive got a 2002 ford ranger 4.0 I try to fill it up with gas but it keeps shutting the pump out.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  david craig replied 4 months ago.

Hi Im David, thanks for visiting the site. I would say that your breather hose is plugged There should be a hose coming off the neck somewhere it relieves pressure out of the tank when you fill and when your pump sucks it lets pressure in... Its common never this bad though usually chokes engine out first.... is there a check engine light on by the way?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
There is no check engine light, I replaced the vent valve, and blew out the evap lines with a air hose.
Expert:  david craig replied 4 months ago.

ok. let me look into this then

Expert:  david craig replied 4 months ago.

on the filler neck, theres a fuel shut off valve where the small vent hose branches off. these things go bad from time to time and the way to fix it is to replace the filler neck.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I replace the filler neck and it still does the same thing
Expert:  david craig replied 4 months ago.

when you blew out the evap lines/hoses did you have them disconnected on both ends?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
yea I did I disconnected them all and blew air threw them what line usally clogges and il recheck it
Expert:  david craig replied 4 months ago.

its usually the vent line from the filler neck. but there is a baffle in the tank that gets stuck. pull the filler hose off on the tank and stick your fingers in and you will feel it. make sure it moves...

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I already made sure the baffle moves in the tank it works and I blew out the hose to the vent line to filler neck
Expert:  david craig replied 4 months ago.

i would double check for kinked hoses and lines and if they are ok, smoke it.

Expert:  david craig replied 4 months ago.

any progress?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
ok il try that today and get back to you
Expert:  Kenny Z. replied 4 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** and thanks for your question.

Have you removed the vapor canister and verify the canister is not restricted, the vent solenoid is open and not restricted, the dust separator and lines are clear and not restricted? If not I would start there.

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Expert:  Kenny Z. replied 4 months ago.

Hello again,

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