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Unread 09-19-2014, 12:21 PM   #1
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1989 XJ Cherokee 
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Can't fill the gas tank

Really frustrated. It takes me 15min or more to fill the tank. If close to empty it takes about 4-5 gal. with no problem, at that point it shuts off. At that point I have to fill it holding the gas handle and pumping it very slowly. It stops often when the gas backs up.

1. I have replaced both the fill hose and vent hose.
2. I replaced the fuel tank when I was building the Jeep. The tank had a large dent in it so I replaced it with a new one.
3. Every thing forward of the gas tank is Chevy, including a charcoal filter that I read that it can be defective causing this problem. They suggested blowing air through it to unclog any obstruction. which I did. Did not help.
Any Ideas would be appreciated.
Thank you in advance

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Unread 09-22-2014, 09:25 AM   #2
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I've never had this problem on a xj.... Have on other vehicles. It usually boils down to one of two things.
filler neck is not ventilating or charcoal canisters are bad and building up pressure.
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Unread 09-22-2014, 06:35 PM   #3
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It happens on mine from time to time. Usually I pull the nozzle back a bit and it flows with no problem.
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Unread 09-22-2014, 08:56 PM   #4
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Happened to me this evening, I just sat for a little while then moved to a different pump, worked perfect
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