Can't fill the gas tank?! - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


2000-2005 Discuss your 2000-2005 Bonneville SE, SLE, and SSEi Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-28-2005, 01:04 AM   #1
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Rochester,NY
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
reagle is on a distinguished road
Default Can't fill the gas tank?!

Just started noticing this on our 01 SE. Gas pump keeps shutting off when I am trying to fill the tank. Even a completely empty tank.. I have to go really slowly and then it only maybe does it 5 or so times before the tank is full. If I try to fill'er up like you would any other car (insert the nozzle, squeeze the handle and let it fill), things shut off almost immediately. Any ideas what'* going on? I've never seen this happen on a bunch of other cars I drove, so I presume it'* not me . Now, the car was bought used and does have some paint job around driver side rear quarter panel, so I am wondering if it has been hit and something is a bit bent?
----------------------
2001 SE, 100k
reagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2005, 01:19 AM   #2
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Stockton, CA
Posts: 251
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
hvactech is on a distinguished road
Default

Sounds like it'* maybe not venting properly? Not sure which components affect that but I'm sure someone else here will chime in.
hvactech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2005, 01:45 AM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 6,313
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
PontiacDad is on a distinguished road
Default

Sounds like a problem with your evap canister or hoses that lead to it.
Our cars are equiped with ON-Board refueling vapor recovery system that collects the fuel vapors while refueling.
Has the car shown any 'ses' codes yet?
PontiacDad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2005, 08:58 AM   #4
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
toastedoats's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Fitchburg Ma _ToastedRice_
Posts: 6,837
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
toastedoats is on a distinguished road
Default

are you refueling while the car is running? if i do it in my car, the pump shuts off then gas pukes out through the fill hole
toastedoats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2005, 08:00 PM   #5
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Rochester,NY
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
reagle is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks for the info guys!
The engine is not running when trying to fillup, so it'* not that. No SES codes either, and the car seems to be happy otherwise

----------------------
2001 SE, 100k
reagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2009, 08:51 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: brandon sd
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
albow77 is on a distinguished road
Default

the same thing is happening to mine. Anybody have the fix to it?? I leave the car runnig when filling and have never have problems before. It clicked off alot the last few tanks and this morning it puked gas about 3 times before it slowly started taking gas. Just before it puked the gas out I could here air trying the escape and just forced the gas all over me. I need to check the vent yet
albow77 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gas cap error - gas spurting out fill spout scottydl Buick 32 04-01-2014 04:48 PM
2000 bonne fuel tank wont fill mjazz12 Pontiac 0 12-16-2010 03:52 PM
Problem trying to fill gas tank HELP ! goldfinger22 Buick 64 10-18-2010 02:40 AM
Gas leaking from top of gas tank on 89 Bonne crazycrawler 1987-1991 6 03-25-2010 12:19 AM
can't get gas to go in the tank ssei98 1992-1999 6 06-28-2009 06:46 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:10 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.