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Maybe one of you guys can help me. 89 Bronco XLT 302. When I pump gas I get the clicks. I think it's because not enough air is a able to escape as gas goes into the tank causing the pump to think my truck is full and it stops. Takes about 30 min to pump a full tank holding the handle pumping it ever so slow.

What's a way to fix this? Maybe a Y pipe where the gas hose goes into the tank. The orig. Gas hose into one side of the Y pipe and a new hose into the other Y pipe with a fuel filter at end to prevent gas from comming out of that hose.. Or maybe run that second hose up to the gas fill spot and drill a hole next to where the pump goes in and just cap second hose after fill up??
 

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That's pretty strange. Maybe your fill tube got crushed somehow or is partially blocked. Did it happen only the one time or does it do it at different gas stations? If it was only once, it could have been the pump.
 

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never had this problem new. Mother said back in early 90's select pumps started doing it. Then mid 90's I guess all the station switch to a new pump head and I remeber mother always going to these old gas stations in the 2000's cause they had the old pump heads. She had the tank and hose replaced twice in 92 and 97 because of this problem. No idea how it could have got crushed as this bronco has never been offroad (mother had this truck for 18yrs) or clogged..

Stupid problem though. And the only decent gas station is this old 7 eleven about 30min from home that sometimes works just okay or gives me problems.
 

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Probably just the pumps you are using causing the problem. I had the same year bronco and never heard of any problems or recalls on the filler neck.
 

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You really need to take the fill hose down and check the air vent tube to see if its crushed, collaspe, cracked or broke. Have you recently replaced the fuel pump? If you did then maybe the hose just isn't in the right spot leading to the inlet of the tank. I had this problem years ago and I know how you feel, BELIEVE ME! Mine was in the dead of winter and it was cold as f*<k.
 

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You really need to take the fill hose down and check the air vent tube to see if its crushed, collaspe, cracked or broke. Have you recently replaced the fuel pump? If you did then maybe the hose just isn't in the right spot leading to the inlet of the tank. I had this problem years ago and I know how you feel, BELIEVE ME! Mine was in the dead of winter and it was cold as f*<k.
Well I'll try to take it out and check it out. I want to get it fixed before winter because yes standing out here in Colorado in winter is freezing! And the bronco does awesome in the snow and I don't want some dumb ass hitting the Titan with snow/ice on the ground
 

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You really need to take the fill hose down and check the air vent tube to see if its crushed, collaspe, cracked or broke. Have you recently replaced the fuel pump? If you did then maybe the hose just isn't in the right spot leading to the inlet of the tank. I had this problem years ago and I know how you feel, BELIEVE ME! Mine was in the dead of winter and it was cold as f*<k.
:stupid its a common problem on Broncos
 

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don't put the nozzle the whole way in and fill at half speed seemed to work fine for me until i fixed the problem.
Mine will click off at first, but I just wiggle the nozzle around a bit, then I can usually get it to go full blast no problems. But I'm sure you've probably already tried fooling with that.
 

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don't put the nozzle the whole way in and fill at half speed seemed to work fine for me until i fixed the problem.
yea, mine will usually click off if I've put the nozzle all the way and fully squeeze the handle. Solution I've always done is to just bring the nozzle back out a little, and fill at 3/4 speed.
 

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I get the same problem. For me, I just pull it out about an inch and am good to go at full speed.
 

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I had the same problem what i did instead of pulling back the handle real fast is slowly pulling it back and then locking it in place and also like some people are saying it does depend on the pump, when i go to my BP which was built only like 8 years ago itll cut off 7/11 built like 20 years ago has no problem
 

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So glad I found this! I've been having the same problem-can't pump gas into my tank without the pump shutting/clicking off. It happens at ALL gas stations around here(Houston). I've tried pulling the pump out a little and even tried pulling back the rubber shield. Nothing works. I have to pump really slow because pumping too fast will cause pump to stop or gas starts to spill. So frustrating. I will check the air vent tube suggested by sackman9975. thanks
 

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This happened to me after gas tank was removed to have a vent repaired because it failed smog ( in CA they pressurize your tank to check for leaks). I took it back to mechanic and he seemed to know right away what the problem was. It took him about an hour took fix it. He said it was the filler tube improperly installed.
 

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This happened to me after gas tank was removed to have a vent repaired because it failed smog ( in CA they pressurize your tank to check for leaks). I took it back to mechanic and he seemed to know right away what the problem was. It took him about an hour took fix it. He said it was the filler tube improperly installed.
Yeah someone told me to check the pressure of tank. Didn't mention filler tube though...thanks. I'm gonna have that checked out today.
 
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