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post #1 of 18 Old 05-06-2010, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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putting gas in is a b****

so once again i went to put gas in today and i live in jersey so the attendant was putting it in and the pump just kept clicking off so i was like i got it and filled it myself i hate it anyone else have this problem any fix?

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post #2 of 18 Old 05-06-2010, 11:59 AM
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I used to have this problem with my old camaro, I found that when you pull the nozzle out about a inch or two to break the vacuum that occurs inside the tank, it will not happen.
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post #3 of 18 Old 05-06-2010, 12:12 PM
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I used to have this problem with my old camaro, I found that when you pull the nozzle out about a inch or two to break the vacuum that occurs inside the tank, it will not happen.
exactly ... or just do a TJ fillers swap and go to the side of the vehicle

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post #4 of 18 Old 05-06-2010, 12:17 PM
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Keep the nozzle at a 7:00 position, pulled out about an inch, should fill fine!
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post #5 of 18 Old 05-06-2010, 01:05 PM
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Keep the nozzle at a 7:00 position, pulled out about an inch, should fill fine!
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post #6 of 18 Old 05-06-2010, 01:42 PM
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Either you're sticking it in too far or your vent line is kinked. (I know mine is, I have to undo it and fill up, kind of a pain...)
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post #7 of 18 Old 05-06-2010, 04:56 PM
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I wonder if this problem has to do with the 10 inch vent pipe Jeep installed in our tanks to make the 20 gallon capacity plastic tank only accept 15 gallons.

I say this because this week I had to install a new 20 gallon plastic tank (for other reasons) that doesn't have the vent tube sticking down into the tank. I also replaced the filler and vent hoses from the gas cap. When I filled it up for the first time I didn't experience any problems of the past. Before with the old 15 gallon tank a fill up was a very frustrating process as described by "celticluck793".

If you want to modify your tank (it will work on a 94) it's fairly easy to remove the 10 inch tube. Here is a write up:

15 to 20 gallon modification

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post #8 of 18 Old 05-06-2010, 05:22 PM
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Mine is different at every freaking station. At one place it will click the whole damn tank, in another I have to hold it sideways in one direction, another station the opposite direction. The thought of being to stick it in and walk away makes me laugh. I now have the back of a 74 year old woman.

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post #9 of 18 Old 05-06-2010, 05:24 PM
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so once again i went to put gas in today and i live in jersey so the attendant was putting it in and the pump just kept clicking off so i was like i got it and filled it myself i hate it anyone else have this problem any fix?
Leave Jersey so you can pump your own gas?


I've done the 15-to-20 gallon mod and I've found that mine works best if I hold the nozzle at the 4 o'clock position and pulled out about an inch.

Some pumps are MUCH more sensitive than others, so if you find one that works well for you make note of it.

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post #10 of 18 Old 05-06-2010, 05:41 PM
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First of all I suggest getting a length of chain or even string and make something that will hold your plate open.

I am a gas station attendant and I have not had more problems trying to fill up anything compared to my YJ. I don't know how NJ is, but try to find a gas station that doesn't have the rubber boots over the nozzles. Try asking if they have a tool that holds the rubber boot back. I usually use it when I bikes come in or I'm filling up gas cans that I can't stick the nozzle into. Your best bet would be to relocate it to the side or move your license plate.

Oh, I should also mention that attendants appreciate tips for that kind of work

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post #11 of 18 Old 05-06-2010, 06:48 PM
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First of all I suggest getting a length of chain or even string and make something that will hold your plate open.

I am a gas station attendant and I have not had more problems trying to fill up anything compared to my YJ. I don't know how NJ is, but try to find a gas station that doesn't have the rubber boots over the nozzles. Try asking if they have a tool that holds the rubber boot back. I usually use it when I bikes come in or I'm filling up gas cans that I can't stick the nozzle into. Your best bet would be to relocate it to the side or move your license plate.

Oh, I should also mention that attendants appreciate tips for that kind of work
In Indiana, we don't have those weird things.

Or free bumpers...
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post #12 of 18 Old 05-06-2010, 06:56 PM
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The lid holds the plate down if I need it to. Otherwise, it's a two handed job LOL I also have to pull it out about an inch to bypass the clicking problem. Some nozzles need to be turned a bit, but mostly you just gotta figure out the depth. I was told by a someone at the Chevy dealer that it's because the the gasoline backs up too fast, so the sensor thinks the tank is full, so it clicks off. My Cobalt used to do it before I got the Jeep.

PS what kind of ***** lets the attendnat fill his gas tank? LOL
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post #13 of 18 Old 05-06-2010, 07:00 PM
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I wonder if this problem has to do with the 10 inch vent pipe Jeep installed in our tanks to make the 20 gallon capacity plastic tank only accept 15 gallons.

I say this because this week I had to install a new 20 gallon plastic tank (for other reasons) that doesn't have the vent tube sticking down into the tank. I also replaced the filler and vent hoses from the gas cap. When I filled it up for the first time I didn't experience any problems of the past. Before with the old 15 gallon tank a fill up was a very frustrating process as described by "celticluck793".

If you want to modify your tank (it will work on a 94) it's fairly easy to remove the 10 inch tube. Here is a write up:

15 to 20 gallon modification
Just you wait, mine worked fine for a while after I did this mod, but it is now back to doing it again over a year later......

Does anyone else find it funny you have to do this "magic trick" just to fill their Jeep up? it makes me all fuzzy inside about YJ ownership.

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post #14 of 18 Old 05-06-2010, 07:15 PM
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In Jersey its illegal to pump your own gas. And give tips to the gas guys
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post #15 of 18 Old 05-06-2010, 07:26 PM
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i found that if your wife drive your jeep make shure its almost at E no pain that way

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