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Hi!

I had 3 occasions where I had trouble filling her up, which was annoying. Could only get about .5 of a gallon in before the pump clicked off.

I dropped home, popped the filler neck off, and it was pristine, looked almost new (It's not). I cleared all the hoses at the neck, made sure it was all clean. What's the deal?

My next test would be that I disconnected the fat hose at the EVAP Can that I presume leads off the gas tank, it's the hose in the middle of the can w/ a clamp. Am I doing this right? If I fill up and it fills properly that means my EVAP Can or Purge Valve is shot right? I'm really confused and am forced to all the work myself since I'm one broke donkey college student.
 

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Don't know the details of the fill neck issues, but several cars I've owned have had peculiar filling habits.
My '99 Forester needs to have the gas pump handle angled at about 5 o'clock position and the fill done at medium (or slower) pace.
 

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Don't know the details of the fill neck issues, but several cars I've owned have had peculiar filling habits.
My '99 Forester needs to have the gas pump handle angled at about 5 o'clock position and the fill done at medium (or slower) pace.
At 5 o'clock theres that small air valve that you post down with the nozzle. Did you feel a click when you hit 5 o'clock?
 

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At 5 o'clock theres that small air valve that you post down with the nozzle. Did you feel a click when you hit 5 o'clock?
No air valve I've ever noticed. State doesn't use CA style pump emission reducing nozzles, if that's what you're talking about. . Just yesterday I filled the car; pump handle was initially at 6:30 o'clock and it clicked off, just like you complain abaout. Moved it to right, 5 o'clock and held it on, again. I never use the auto fill notch on the pump lever, 'cuz it's too finicky. Does this help at all?
 
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