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post #1 of 8 Old 09-25-2017, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
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Fuel spilled out of fuel inlet while filling

I pulled into the gas station with about 11 miles until empty. The Jeep started spilling fuel after only a few gallons, enough to bring the fuel gauge to about 1/4 of a tank. I live in a state where I'm not allowed to pump my own gas so it's possible that the gas station attendant did not have the fuel nozzle inserted correctly, but this has never happened to me before. Based on miles driven since last fill, I know that the gas tank is not full with gasoline. I'm at work now, but plan to take the Jeep home tonight see if I can see anything stuck near opening of fuel inlet. Has this happened to anyone else? Anything that I should check?


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post #2 of 8 Old 09-25-2017, 03:10 PM
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Attendant fail. Just takes the slightest bad angle and it will come out in some cases. Used to do it at some stations on mine if i put the nozzle in too far. If anything, get some cans and test it with a funnel.
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post #4 of 8 Old 09-25-2017, 05:26 PM
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And is the gas cap on it?

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post #5 of 8 Old 09-25-2017, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
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I took the Jeep to Costco after work and had it filled up without any issues. Must have been the gas attendant error earlier. Unfortunately, I live in a state that believes its residents are too stupid to pump their own gas. If I had been pumping my own gas, this would not have happened. The attendants here just put the nozzle into the tank, start filling, and then walk away...doesn't seem very safe to me.
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Maybe your EVAP solenoid.

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Early WJ's have a little spring loaded flap covering the fuel inlet which has, in rare cases, been known to fall off and get lodged in the filler neck.

May be worth a check to make sure it's still functioning properly.

Later WJ's (01+ I believe) do not have this 'feature'.

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Early WJ's have a little spring loaded flap covering the fuel inlet which has, in rare cases, been known to fall off and get lodged in the filler neck.

May be worth a check to make sure it's still functioning properly.

Later WJ's (01+ I believe) do not have this 'feature'.
The spring loaded flap which is easily visible with the fuel cap removed is still there. I assume it was to keep small objects from falling into the tank when the fuel cap is removed.
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