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    Angry Gas tank filling problem

    My 2003 Caravan Se Minivan gives me an annoying problem when filling up.The back pressure keeps stopping the fuel flow. Dealer said a kink in a vent line was the problem.That fix lasted four months,now the problem is back. The dealer now says that this problem is inherent to this model of vehicule ..A REAL GEM..Any ideas?

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    Welcome to the forums! I moved your thread to the area for 4th generation minivans, as it will probably get a better response here.

    Though I don't own a 4th generation, I do not know of any problems regarding the filler tube on them. Perhaps this is something a few of the 4th gen owners around here can fill us in on?
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    Does this happen at all gas stations? I have that happen every now and again if the device in the fuel nozzle isn't working. I've had that happen on vehicles other than our van though, so I'm sure it's not "inherent" to our vans. Sounds like the dealership wants to make you go away.

    Is the van still under warranty? Are you the original owner?
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    gas

    Don't have any problem filling it , but when it clicks off you aren't going to get "any" more gas into . Besides that haven't seen a problem with our 2004 .
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    this seems like an obvious answer to me (and please say if you've tried this), but have you tried to leave the fuel nozzle out just a bit? i know when i do this, the pump doesnt shut off nearly as fast as it normaly does
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    I had this problem a lot in my 2001 Dodge Dakota. I got around it by doing one of two things. One was to pull hose out a little when filling and another was to turn the hose a little to the side when filling. Might give both a try.
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    yaaaaay! so i'm not crazy for thinkin the obvious, just crazy
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    Quote Originally Posted by vipergg
    Don't have any problem filling it , but when it clicks off you aren't going to get "any" more gas into . Besides that haven't seen a problem with our 2004 .
    same with mine. I actually like this.
    Michael
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    2008 Lexus RX400h (Dark Gray), 65K mi; 2005 Hyundai Elantra GT (Blue), 65K mi

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