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    Default Fuel Tank Airlocking

    So when i fuel up my work truck (F-250 super duty gasoline, approx 2009), it air locks every time.... So go to fuel, and the fuel level clicks off... and only get $5 of fuel in... then repeat until I fill up, on a $100 on average bill for this truck.
    In this cold snap we're having it's obviously annoying AF!!!

    Does anyone know any tricks or good fixes for this?
    I try to hold the lever and half, or 1/3 and still locks and shuts off....

    Running out of patience with this thing haha.

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    EVAP Vent Control Valve is probably stuck open/closed?

    Park in a warm heated garage overnight and see if that helps it

    My 02 Pathfinder did the same thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swak View Post
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    So when i fuel up my work truck (F-250 super duty gasoline, approx 2009), it air locks every time.... So go to fuel, and the fuel level clicks off... and only get $5 of fuel in... then repeat until I fill up, on a $100 on average bill for this truck.
    In this cold snap we're having it's obviously annoying AF!!!

    Does anyone know any tricks or good fixes for this?
    I try to hold the lever and half, or 1/3 and still locks and shuts off....

    Running out of patience with this thing haha.
    Flip nozzle upside down

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    This year of Ford is bad for evap solenoid/tank problems and replacing it all is a temperory fix for a poor design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firebane View Post
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    Flip nozzle upside down
    Even just twisting the nozzle 15-20 degrees to the side often helps me. Car is pickier about some nozzles than others.
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    I find keeping the nozzle out 1-2" helps prevent that on my classic truck.

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    Either the Eevp canister is plugged with dust and other stuff, or the evap vent valve is seized closed.

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    I'll check it out! Thanks!

    .. I've tried twisting the nozzle in other directions, i feel i've tried it all.... Getting to the point I want to resort to only stopping at "full service" locations... let it be someone elses problem lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tik-Tok View Post
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    I find keeping the nozzle out 1-2" helps prevent that on my classic truck.
    This. I had to do this in my 2013 sometimes. just hold the nozzle out of the hole slightly and you'll have no issues.

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