I have recently obtained a 1995 Dodge Cirrus, _auction car_,
rather hard to put fuel into. If I fill too
fast, more than a trickle, the gas backs up and spews out the filler
tube. I can hear the air "glugging" out
of the tank as the fuel slowly displaces it. It is as if the vent isn't
working correctly. Also, as it uses fuel, the tank
begins to collapse. If I take the gas cap off I can hear the air being
sucked into the tank. What's the best
way to deal with this problem? I am an avid do-it-yourselfer but I have
never run into this problem before.
Neither has anyone I've talked to, including a couple of mechanics. I'd
hate to pay a mechanic for something
that is a minor fix. If it is in fact a minor fix.
I removed the filler tube. It has 2 lines going from the tank to 2 nylon
elbows that return to the top of the
tube just below the filler hole. The larger line is the vent I assume.
If I try to blow through the elbow
when it is parallel to the tube, it appears to be plugged. When I turn
the elbow perpendicular to the tube,
it seems to be open and air passes. There is not enough room to attach
the vent line when the elbow is in
the perpendicular position however. Also, the elbow is inserted through
a grommet, which I am afraid to
mess with for fear of breaking something. There is nothing about this in
the Chilton's manual.
Interesting challenge. I may have to stop being cheap and hire a
mechanic who knows something about this. :-)