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post #1 of 31 Old 06-22-2012, 04:02 AM Thread Starter
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gas filling problem

I have a problem putting gas in my Compass. The gas nozzle shuts off if I put the gas in too fast. No matter how far in or out I put the nozzle the gas nozzle clicks off after a short time. It takes forever to put a few gallons in. We rarely fill it up...

Is it a vent problem?

Does anyone else have a similar problem?

What must I do to fix this?

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Just don't put the Nozel in so far and set the nozel to the middle detent, this works for me.
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Just don't put the Nozel in so far and set the nozel to the middle detent, this works for me.
Thanks, but nope, that doesn't work. I hold it out as far as I can and have to manually hold the handle to keep it slow.

I failed to mention that the "Gascap" light on the instrument panel is lit...
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I have a problem putting gas in my Compass. The gas nozzle shuts off if I put the gas in too fast. No matter how far in or out I put the nozzle the gas nozzle clicks off after a short time. It takes forever to put a few gallons in. We rarely fill it up...

Is it a vent problem?

Does anyone else have a similar problem?

What must I do to fix this?

Thanks!
Yes I did have that problem. Nothing to do with the gas station nozzle.

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My Compass is a 2007, 2.4 engine, and it is the plain Jane model, and it is 4 wheel drive.

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I don't know how far back the problem goes but the dealers have a FSB on this problem. There is an internal valve in the gas tank which does not allow proper flow.

I had that problem and brought it up to them. The solution was for a new gas tank to be installed. Yes, I also have a replaced gas tank among many other parts.

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I don't know how far back the problem goes but the dealers have a FSB on this problem. There is an internal valve in the gas tank which does not allow proper flow.

I had that problem and brought it up to them. The solution was for a new gas tank to be installed. Yes, I also have a replaced gas tank among many other parts.
What is an FSB and does Chrysler pay for it?
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I get this very occasionally. Maybe three to four times in the four years I have had the Compass. I just go to a different pump and that solves the problem. For some reason some nozzles give problems.
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post #9 of 31 Old 12-16-2014, 01:12 PM
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hey guys im back on here diggin up old threads bc my wifes compass has been having the issue where it takes 20 minutes to fill the gas tank. The pump nozzle keeps clicking off, i have to hold it as far out as i can and only pump very slowly or it will click off.

It is definitely the issue with the gas tank/evap canister/ or vent hose.

seems the two most common issues are the tank or evap canister.

i can do the evap canister no problem myself but i hate to throw parts at it. just want to see who else had the issue and if it was the tank or the evap canister that solved the issue or something else

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hey guys im back on here diggin up old threads bc my wifes compass has been having the issue where it takes 20 minutes to fill the gas tank. The pump nozzle keeps clicking off, i have to hold it as far out as i can and only pump very slowly or it will click off.

It is definitely the issue with the gas tank/evap canister/ or vent hose.

seems the two most common issues are the tank or evap canister.

i can do the evap canister no problem myself but i hate to throw parts at it. just want to see who else had the issue and if it was the tank or the evap canister that solved the issue or something else

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As I am the original poster on this thread I felt I should contribute. There was a small hole in the evap canister of my Compass. We took it to the dealership to fix. The mechanic said it could have been caused by backing into something. We have had no problems since.
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As I am the original poster on this thread I felt I should contribute. There was a small hole in the evap canister of my Compass. We took it to the dealership to fix. The mechanic said it could have been caused by backing into something. We have had no problems since.
hey thanks i appreciate it! we dont have a gascap light on and there is a check engine light but it is for an O2 sensor.

i think im going to do a simple check and take off the vent to the evap canister and then fuel up again. if it fills fine i will assume its the canister, if it still takes forever i guess it could be a few other things

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so to update, there were two vents going into the evap canister. i took them both off to let the gas tank free vent while filling and still had the same problem.

so the evap canister is not the cause and its either the vent line/s (unlikely) or the tank itself as it was for tripplec as well (more likely)

might have to go to the dealer

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post #13 of 31 Old 12-29-2014, 11:20 AM
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another update, the "gascap" signal has appeared on the dash and has stayed lit for a few days now.(i have reconnected the vent lines)

there is a CEL light but it had been for something emissions related. Im going to head to autozone and have them see if there are any additional codes now and we'll go from there....

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post #14 of 31 Old 01-15-2015, 12:15 PM
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not sure if anybody is still interested but i have yet even more updates...

i took off the fuel filler neck and the flexible hose at the tank connection. i stuck a small metal tool in to feel for blockage, there was an obstruction which i think must have been the valve (the one that closes if the car flips over) i used my tool to try and pry it open more.

it was tough bc i could not physically see what i was doing i was going by feel. I ended up breaking the valve (or at least i thought)

i used my small inspection camera to verify that there was no obstruction at the fuel tank connection to the filler neck. i could see all the way into the tank and also see the fuel canister/pump. i also verified that there was no obstructions in the filler neck

now it gets fun....i go to the gas station to fill up and within 2 seconds of starting to fill the nozzle clicks off and gas actually came out of the top of my filler neck.

being that there is no obstruction in the filler neck or tank connection i must assume that it is somewhere in the vent system. Breaking the small check valve now allows gas to flow in at such a high rate that without proper venting the fuel/air bubbles come blasting back out the filler neck.

i will add i can fill the car with a five gallon container and funnel. but the high pressure of the gas pump station nozzle will not allow filling.


on we go..........

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Ugh... Hope you find out what the issue is. Keep us posted! Good luck!
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I've been fighting with the gas fill issue on my 2014 and FINALLY figured out what works for me. Instead of keeping the gas pump handle straight up and down while refueling I push the bottom to the LEFT (apx. the 7 o'clock position) and it doesn't "click" off.

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I have an 07 compass and have the same problem. I wonder if there has been anyone that has taken the tank off and inspected it to see if it has a fix? I had a quote of $1000 for the tank and labor.
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I have an 07 compass and have the same problem. I wonder if there has been anyone that has taken the tank off and inspected it to see if it has a fix? I had a quote of $1000 for the tank and labor.
That's crazy high! Who quoted that and what year model you got?
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That's crazy high! Who quoted that and what year model you got?
Its a 07 and it was our local jeep dealer. They said 700 for the tank plus labor, which puts it right at a thousand
I also contacted jeep h.q. and they said they weren' t going to help $ wise.

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Its a 07 and it was our local jeep dealer. They said 700 for the tank plus labor, which puts it right at a thousand
I also contacted jeep h.q. and they said they weren' t going to help $ wise.
Last 3 times putting gas in,,...........no problem, makes me wonder if its the cold weather we have had? Beats me......
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I have an 07 compass and have the same problem. I wonder if there has been anyone that has taken the tank off and inspected it to see if it has a fix? I had a quote of $1000 for the tank and labor.
that sound cheap to the local dealer quoting me $1700 tank + labor

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Last 3 times putting gas in,,...........no problem, makes me wonder if its the cold weather we have had? Beats me......
my wifes 07 had teh same thing happen, on really hot days it filled up fine at the pump but below 70* starts getting funny and now being that it is between 30-50 degrees every day here i have to fill it with 5 gal containers and a funnel and even then the fuel will still burp up out of the neck if i go too fast.

all of this while i have the tank "free venting" (removed the vent line temporarily at the back of the tank) im lost

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Smile Fuel fill problem

Hi guys...i have the same problem with my compass 2011 limited...i filled it up today and discovered that if you put the pump nozzle in as far as it will go, then RAISE THE NOZZLE UP, it fills without any issue.
During filling, i lowered the nozzle and it started to cut out again, as a lot of you have experienced...i raise it again, and all is fine.

Try this method...hope it works for you to.
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Raising the pump nozzle may have lifted the venturi pipe out of whatever was blocking it originally. Did the nozzle shut off appropriately with this method?
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Hi wheelin...yes my friend..the pump nozzle shut of when the tank was full, as it should do.
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hi again wheelin...i was just thinking a little more of this venturi pipe you mentioned....maybe it as it should be?...maybe its a feature of the fuel tank in this model. a "deliberate sealing plug", of sorts, but not mentioned in the stats of the vehicle. what do you think?.
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The venturi pipe is a small pipe that run alongside the gas nozzle and it's not part of the car. Once the gas in the tank submerges the pipe, the gas flow shuts off. For some reason, the Compass is blocking it.
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I have a Compass 2010, this problem only started a couple years ago. No matter what position I hold the filler nozzle it trips off. I feed a plastic hose all the way down into the tank and felt no obstructions. I am ready to pull the tank myself, but don't know what to look for: is something plugged, broken, or worn out? I have not tried the 5 gallon can and funnel yet for "fill speed" as compared to the station filler "trip" nozzle; this is pretty frustrating but not yet worth the Dealers Quote of $700 to $1200 just to look with an "We don't know, we'll drop the tank and see" attitude. SOMETHING changed that cause a filling problem, Chrysler Engineers must have some idea?
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I have a Compass 2010, this problem only started a couple years ago. No matter what position I hold the filler nozzle it trips off. I feed a plastic hose all the way down into the tank and felt no obstructions. I am ready to pull the tank myself, but don't know what to look for: is something plugged, broken, or worn out? I have not tried the 5 gallon can and funnel yet for "fill speed" as compared to the station filler "trip" nozzle; this is pretty frustrating but not yet worth the Dealers Quote of $700 to $1200 just to look with an "We don't know, we'll drop the tank and see" attitude. SOMETHING changed that cause a filling problem, Chrysler Engineers must have some idea?
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My Compass is ten years old (2007) and the tank has failed. Replacing a canister has not helped. I'm getting a new tank ($1200). Having the gas pump nozzle cut off, cut off, cut off was driving me crazy.
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