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Unread 01-18-2010, 02:25 PM   #1
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Fuel spill EVERYTIME I fill up my Jeep now

So for about the last month every time I fill up my '05 Rubi it spills out the side of it. The pump kicks off but as it kicks off it spills and I have to clean the gas running down the side of the Jeep. It seems to me there's something wrong with the backpressure that kicks off the pump. I'm guessing the fuel completely fills up the tube and only when the gas hits the nozzle does it shut off.

It's gotten to the point now where I get the wet rags ready so I can clean it when it's done.

Does anyone know what this could be? I've filled up at different stations using many different style nozzles and they all do the same thing! It's really pissing me off! :

And no I haven't done anything to the back of the Jeep that could have damaged or changed it. Thanks!

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Unread 01-18-2010, 02:48 PM   #2
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Do a search, there is an on going thread regarding this issue. The final resolution was the roll over valve on the fuel tank is faulty.
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Unread 01-18-2010, 03:40 PM   #3
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fill up tank half way. youl be fine then.
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Unread 01-18-2010, 04:25 PM   #4
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Interesting.... I recently moved to NY and almost every pump in the area clicks off as I am filling up my Jeep. They click off all the time, repeatedly! I have to pump by hand as slow as it will possibly go. Any time I try to increase the speed the pump clicks off.
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Unread 01-18-2010, 06:00 PM   #5
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Listen carefully and you can hear when the tank is almost full, then slow down the nozzle until it clicks off. Works for me.
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Unread 01-18-2010, 06:05 PM   #6
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i had that problem for 5 years and it just stopped one day. couldnt tell you what it is.
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Unread 01-18-2010, 06:14 PM   #7
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Do a search, there is an on going thread regarding this issue. The final resolution was the roll over valve on the fuel tank is faulty.
Sorry, I didn't even think to search on this because I didn't think it would be common. This an expensive part?

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fill up tank half way. youl be fine then.
Wow I am amazed by your wisdom... What a worthless post. If I didn't fill it up so often I might consider that...

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Listen carefully and you can hear when the tank is almost full, then slow down the nozzle until it clicks off. Works for me.
So you have the same issue otherwise?

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i had that problem for 5 years and it just stopped one day. couldnt tell you what it is.
You put up with theat problem for 5 years? 1 month is enough...!
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Unread 01-18-2010, 06:15 PM   #8
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Mine has been clicking off constantly while filling up since around mid summer. Goes about 5 seconds than clicks off. I've also had code P1494 (Leak detection pump issue) which I've marked as the reason. Only recently has gas started coming back out

Went to my mechanic and they had the jeep for two days and couldn't figure it out. Told me this is a dealship type of issue. Needless to say, i've been putting it off...Sucks taking 10 minutes to pump gas when it's 20 degrees out though...
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Unread 01-18-2010, 06:17 PM   #9
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Mine has been clicking off constantly while filling up since around mid summer. Goes about 5 seconds than clicks off. I've also had code P1494 (Leak detection pump issue) which I've marked as the reason. Only recently has gas started coming back out

Went to my mechanic and they had the jeep for two days and couldn't figure it out. Told me this is a dealship type of issue. Needless to say, i've been putting it off...Sucks taking 10 minutes to pump gas when it's 20 degrees out though...
I might have thought this was a problem with my Jeep if it wasn't for the fact that it happened to my Toyota too. It does suck when it takes 10 minuets to fill up. I know it's not the Jeep because I have taken a trip back to Michigan and it doesn't happen back there. And there are certain pumps around town that dont do it either... but most do.
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Unread 01-18-2010, 06:20 PM   #10
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Listen carefully and you can hear when the tank is almost full, then slow down the nozzle until it clicks off. Works for me.
This is true. I spent a summer filling up yatchs while in college. The fuel vents on many yatchs are located below the fuel fill cap. You have to listen closely to the vent as to not spill anything in the water. You can easily hear the fuel rush to the top of the fill pipe.
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Unread 01-18-2010, 06:30 PM   #11
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This is true. I spent a summer filling up yatchs while in college. The fuel vents on many yatchs are located below the fuel fill cap. You have to listen closely to the vent as to not spill anything in the water. You can easily hear the fuel rush to the top of the fill pipe.
With as much fuel as the Jeep drinks, I don't want to babysit it. I'd rather fix the issue and have it work as it is designed.
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Unread 01-18-2010, 06:33 PM   #12
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The dealership response is to replace your whole gas tank. I've got another 10k on my warranty, so i'm gonna try to hold out for a little bit until Chrysler admits it's a big problem and do it for free.
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Unread 01-18-2010, 07:14 PM   #13
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Sometimes it will do it to me when it shuts off after only a second and I have to go slow. I figured out that if you change the angle of the nozzle or pull it out a little bit then it will fix it. I don't know if this will work for you guys though.
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Unread 02-17-2010, 03:26 PM   #14
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I have the exact same issue with my 2008 4door. Gas comes spewing out, seems like maybe even as much as a pint. My husband found another thread from another site with pages of the exact complaint. It sucks and it's messy!
From what I have read, Chrysler refuses to address the issue. Seems pretty risky to me on their part not to take care of it, regardless of the expense.
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Unread 02-17-2010, 03:59 PM   #15
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I have the exact same issue with my 2008 4door. Gas comes spewing out, seems like maybe even as much as a pint. My husband found another thread from another site with pages of the exact complaint. It sucks and it's messy!
From what I have read, Chrysler refuses to address the issue. Seems pretty risky to me on their part not to take care of it, regardless of the expense.
Do you have any reference saying that Chrysler is refusing to address the issue? I found a work around though. When I fill up I put it on the first click. It pumps slower but hasn't overflowed on me since. I still want the problem fixed
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