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Bobbi
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10/05/2007
13:03:31

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I have an 01 Dodge Dakota that wont let me just put in the fuel hose and fill. If i dont hold it at juuuusssst under half way it snaps 'off' the fueling nozzel as if the tank was full.

Which means it takes about 20 minutes to put in 10 dollars in gas. Is there a way to fix this?



Bucket
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10/05/2007
15:06:33

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Damm!!! Bobbi i thought i was the only one with this problem,My 98 does the same thing but only at citgo stations,everywhere else its fine,but at citgo or 7/11 stores after fighting the damm pump for 10 min i usually get pissed off and go elsewhere,ive tried every angle with no luck.My 94 on the other hand is fine. "I am glad to see you get screwed as well". ;) (just kidding.) Well maybe someone can shed some light on this for us.



Curly
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10/05/2007
15:08:26

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have you checked the vent tube and hose ?



Bobbi
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10/05/2007
16:33:39

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bucket- I cant find a station that my truck 'likes' i definately can't use the full service- they hate me there roflmao.

how do i check the vent & hose Curly?



Dan M
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10/05/2007
17:34:13

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Bobbi if you look under the bed by the fuel tank, you'll see 2 hoses running to the wall of the bed. The larger hose is for the fuel the smaller hose is for the vent - basically lets air out like a hole in a gas so when you tip the can the fuel can pour out.

It's probably going to be about impossible to look at the hose with the bed on. You may need to remove the screws holding the filler hose assembly to the bed and remove the bed (remove spare tire, disconnect tail lights, un bolt bed). You don't have to take the bed all the way off, just slide it back and rest it on the back tires and bumper (this is always an 'easy' way to replace fuel pump instead of dropping tank. Once bed is out of the way you can access hose assembly as it will still be connected to fuel tank.

when I replaced my fuel pump in my old 95 I replaced both fuel filler hose and vent hose.

of course you can always unscrew the filler hose and drop the tank - be careful to disconnect the fuel pump wiring.

- Dan M



Curly
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10/05/2007
19:01:34

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Yepp
Dan has you set right

usually when you cant fill a tank too fast its because the air is not getting out of the tank as the gas goes in

which would lead you to check the vent 1st

look for kinks, bends
might even have a block

it might be a fight but see if you cant get the hose off
check hose when its off and both ends where it connects too for blockage

you might get lucky
and see or find an obvious bend or kink in it

good luck



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10/06/2007
15:14:19

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I had this same problem on my 2000 Dakota. All i have to do is put the nozzle all the way in the filler and then pull the nozzle out about half way.



Bobbi
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10/09/2007
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I have looked at the lines- i can see them under the fender and traced them back under the bed. I cant see anything blocking them- no kinks or anything like that. the clamps are secure. I have not taken them right off- I was wondering if i can blow air through the vent hole at the fill part before i start taking off the bed etc?




Bucket
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10/10/2007
10:09:09

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Wouldnt it be easier to drop or should i say lower the gas tank a little than to remove the bed? I have done a few fuel pumps and had to drop the gas tank to do it,thats fairly easy.



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11/15/2010
22:29:38

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sunk truck on weekend just over speakers day later cant fill tank code says evap fuel purge pulled filler neck and breather no blocked lines dont no any more any body know what eles?



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12/19/2010
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i have an 06 qc ive been haven problems with filling my tank 2 i drove threw a flooded street ever sence i cant get more than 30 cents at a time in the tank the only way i can fill up is to hold the pump above the filler neck and once the gas backs up 2 the top stop and wait for it to drain back down there are no evap lights on and my houses arnt kinked any ideas



Rocky
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1/13/2011
11:38:41

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to all on road or off road follow the vent Line to about a foot from the tank if you cute it there or round about and insert a t tube connector and run too lines under the truck 1 too the back and front inside the bed walls straight up and put a vent cap on both so that you dont get dirt int the the tank.

these will double the flow rate rather than trying to adapt the diameter of the hose.



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4/25/2011
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I have same problem on a 2007 Dakota. Since Friday driving down flooded road. I have thought about the T in vent tube option. I think it would fix the problem but it would permantly turn on the check engine light. I might live with that if I have to, just seal it off before inspections. Or make sure there is a clear vent tube to top of filler neck, shouldn't turn on check engine light.



BrewerAES
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4/30/2015
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Hey guys,

I am replacing my fuel filler neck on my 98 dakota.
The fuel filler hose and the vent hose need to be
replaced as well; any idea how to remove these from
tank?



Dakota SLT
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10/21/2016
15:08:32

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There are no easy or inexpensive solutions to not
being able to put gas in a Dakota (all years). The
problem is that the venting assemblies built into
the fuel tank fail. The only solution is either
risking replacing the tank with a used one from a
junk yard or replacing it with a new one. No
aftermarket tanks are available for these trucks.
A new one can only be purchased from Chrysler for
around $900. The bad part is that Chrysler knows
about this design flaw, but will not correct the
problem.



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