Difficulty in filling gas


#1

I have 2001 Toyota corolla. Every time I go to gas station the pump shuts off immediately after I start filling even though the gas tank is empty. I have to stand and manually fill the tank holding the nozzle and pressing it.


#2

There is an anti-spill valve at the base of the filler pipe. Sometimes, it gets stuck closed and you can’t put gas in. Get a slender, flexible, stick (about finger size, 3 feet long) and put it into the filler tube and tap the valve closed. If this doesn’t work, a mechanic may have to remove the filler tube and re-set the anti-spill valve.


#3

There are several possible problems. hellokit told you about one. I will add a couple more.

Have you been in the habit of topping off the tank when you fill it up. That will do it. Your owner’s manual and likely a sticker somewhere will worn you about that. It damages the vapor recovery system and you may need a new charcoal filter. It is also possible that one or more hoses are kinked or otherwise blocked. Finally you may want to try a different station that may have a different type of pump. Some are a little too sensitive for some cars.


#4

Most likely charcoal cannister if you always try to squeeze the last few drops ino the tank at fillup. Hope it’s something else cause the cannister replacement is not cheap.