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Old 05-15-2013
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Fuel filling problem

I just got an 04' Ranger 4x4 XLT, an have a helluva time filling with fuel. I have researched this problem online an know it is an issue with this model. Was wondering if anyone had any insight to fixing this problem? Would like to spend more time off road than at the gas station.
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What problem? You never pointed out what the problem is. Are you asking how to get better fuel mileage with our trucks? Sorry to disappoint ya but there's really nothing you can do, just suck it up and keep putting money in the gas tank. There's multiple things you can do, but to justify the cost vs how much it increased the mpg is just not worth doing. Only thing to do is get rid of your lead foot and replace it with a feather foot.
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Good point Chris, I was thinking he meant the gas flow while putting in gas not the quantity.

If the gas is flowing slow it might be the air vent on the fill tube.
PITA to fix, take out the fill tube check and clean the vent tube, check for cracks while it is out.
You might take some compressed air, low pressure and blow back in the vent tube but remember it is junk plastic and may break if too much pressure is used.

If it is as Chris has stated just to much fuel consumption, join the club, luck to ya !
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My apologies guys, it is a problem when filling the tank at any gas station. The fuel kicks back constantly not allowing a full flow of fuel. I have inspected visually the hose lines (both) and there is no visible kink(s). I will blow through the vent tube, but also wondered if this could be a problem with the vapor canister?
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I imagine it could be if there's some sort of canister valve. I had the same problem on my Colorado... vent valve on the side of the vapor canister was plugged. I cleaned it and put it back on and it filled fine again. I'm not sure if a Ranger has a similar part as I never had any issues with mine but it could be somewhere to look!
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Ok now that you explained the problem, my truck use to do the same thing until I body lifted it. I didn't use the extension part for the filler hose.

I would crawl underneath the truck and visually inspect the fill hose and the hose that runs beside it. Look for any kinks in it. If you don't find any remove the hoses from the truck and see if there's anything blocking the fuel in it.

As you stated it could also be the vapor canister under the truck, There's also a check ball in the fill tube, I would check and make sure it's not stuck partially closed.
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I have that problem on my Mustang, it chicks off even if I set it on the first notch. I noticed on some fuel pumps that have that spring wrapped around the nozzle that they don't go as far down the filler neck either. Some have the splash back caps missing and some seemed to be a narrower tube. I filled up at a Phillip's 66 Saturday and it seem to be that original unleaded nozzle that was out before they did away with leaded fuel.
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