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#137 of 157 Re: filling with gas [jeephusband]
Sep 18, 2010 (6:06 am)
Happened to me two days ago for the first time. The pump nozzle actually jumped out and landed on the ground (no fuel came out) and a customer that was present told me that it happens to his Jeep Wrangler often. We are spending the summer in New Jersey and gas is dispensed by attendants. In Florida where we live, I don't have much problem with my Jeep (2008) Wrangler 4 door) but my wife's 1999 Wrangler likes to be fed slowly. Jeep Wrangler do have that tendency that the dealer described.
#138 of 157 Re: filling with gas [jeephusband]
Sep 18, 2010 (9:16 am)
When we explained this to the dealer they said it was "an operational characteristic of the Jeep". Also of note, this problem just began after about 18 months of owning it.
Wranglers have always been slow fillers. Mine still has three gallons to go when the pump first kicks off and the last two gallons really have to be dribbled in.
Nice demonstration of ignorance by the dealer in your case though.
The fuel tank breather has collapsed or become blocked.
When you filled the tank for the first eighteen months, the air that the fuel displaced as it filled the tank was able to leave via the breather tube.
For some reason it can't now do that and the tank becomes pressurized as the fuel is pumped in. When you remove the nozzle the pressure is relieved by burping out some fuel and air.
Obviously you don't have to be very smart to get a job on the Service Desk these days.
#139 of 157 Re: filling with gas [mac24]
Sep 18, 2010 (3:25 pm)
That's exactly what I thought, however, the only solution to the breather problem appears to be replacing the entire fuel tank and the chances are highly likely it will happen again. I have found alot of discussions, and videos, of this problem since I first posted so it's widespread unfortunately. We will try some different ways to avoid having gas spray out after a fill up. Thanks so much.
#140 of 157 Re: filling with gas [bookitty]
Sep 18, 2010 (3:30 pm)
Yes, I'm finding this is a widespread issue and even found videos of it happening on youtube, we are going to try the slower filling technique as well. Thanks
#141 of 157 Re: filling with gas [jeephusband]
Sep 18, 2010 (3:34 pm)
I bought my 08 in October of 07 and this same issue just started about a month ago. I thought it might be the nozzle on the pump, but now I know it is not. At least now I can expect this to happen everytime I fill up unless I feel like spending the money to replace the tank, which is unlikely.
Thanks for the info!
#142 of 157 Re: filling with gas [mikeya2112]
Sep 18, 2010 (3:53 pm)
Chrysler is refusing to acknowledge this issue however there are other discussion forums that are trying to get people to send Chrysler feedback so they can fix this serious problem of gas spraying out when filling up. Crazy!
#143 of 157 Re: 08' Wrangler Hard Top Leaking =( [jr318]
Sep 23, 2010 (3:48 pm)
My dealership keeps telling me they cannot replicate the problems I have experienced with my Jeep. I am so sick of this lemon I could scream. Have no fear my day is tomorrow. there is a Jeep Event at my dealership, I am asking for the district manager.......
#144 of 157 Re: 08' Wrangler Hard Top Leaking =( [jeep7girl]
Sep 24, 2010 (4:58 am)
Jeep girl, since you have a computer why not show up at the event with signs telling the prospective buyers how your Wrangler leaks and the poor and/or lip service you have received. Use a large (72 point) font and print your signs in landscape mode. I have the rag top, but have heard from numerous owners that the hard top is prone to leaking. There has been, I believe, some owners who have had success using sealants and tape products. Good luck.
#145 of 157 Re: 08' Wrangler Hard Top Leaking =( [jeep7girl]
Sep 24, 2010 (7:22 am)
there is a Jeep Event at my dealership, I am asking for the district manager.......
I doubt that the district manager will be shocked to hear your story as I'm sure he's heard many similar ones before.
From what I gather from your postings you have a leaking hardtop, 'death wobble', gas blowback from the fuel tank filler neck, and you're on your fifth transmission!
Your dealer has proved to be incompetent and incapable so why didn't you 'lemon' this long ago?
I think the third transmission would have been my tipping point.
#146 of 157 Re: Don't buy a 2008 Wrangler [sgtrock62]
Nov 22, 2010 (8:52 am)
I see this message is a few years old, but I am having the same problems with my '08 sahara unlimited. They have replaced all the seals so far and it still leaks. It appears to be coming in from the where the doors meet the windshield. It's been a few years, but does yours still leak? What did the Water Doctor do? I dont' have any of those near me