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#1 of 6 Problems putting gas in my 99 Jeep Cherokee
Oct 12, 2009 (6:33 pm)
A few months ago I bought a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I've had a lot of problems putting gas in the tank though. Although my tank needs gas, it acts as if it has a full tank when I put gas in, and the gas tank will stop every few seconds, like it would do after putting in a full tank. It only seems to be getting worse. It took me about 10 minutes today to put in half a tank of gas before I gave up. Any ideas on what this is? I'm getting about 17 or 18 miles to the gallon. Thanks y'all
#2 of 6 Re: Problems putting gas in my 99 Jeep Cherokee [porterfielddd]
Oct 12, 2009 (8:20 pm)
When you pump gasoline into the tank try to keep the end of the nozzle from making contact with the tank's filler neck. When the gasoline contacts the filler neck immediately upon leaving the nozzle that affects the back pressure which the pump senses. Let us know whether that makes a difference.
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#3 of 6 Re: Problems putting gas in my 99 Jeep Cherokee [porterfielddd]
Oct 17, 2009 (11:43 am)
I have a 2002 that just started doing the same thing. My brother checked the codes and a code 442 came up which is an evap emissions leak . Taking it to shop next week. Hope this helps you find your problem. It could be your gas cap, but I don't think I am going to be so lucky. My gas tank had so much pressure in it that I could hear a bubbling noise coming from it, and would not crank up for about 30 min. I was stranded at gas pumps.
Good luck finding your problem.
#4 of 6 Re: Problems putting gas in my 99 Jeep Cherokee [tidester]
Oct 17, 2009 (11:56 am)
I did it and all is fixed! I was able to fill up my tank in the normal amount of time without it stopping! Thanks so much for your help!!!
#5 of 6 Re: Problems putting gas in my 99 Jeep Cherokee [deb034]
Oct 17, 2009 (11:58 am)
Deb, I'm not sure if it's the same problem, but try doing what Tidester mentioned. It fixed my problem. Goodluck!
#6 of 6 Re: Problems putting gas in my 99 Jeep Cherokee [porterfielddd]
Apr 13, 2010 (7:19 am)
You might just be putting the gas nossle to far into your gas tank I have done it before and it acts as if full when not.