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Old 11-15-2014, 12:53 AM
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Re: Fuel pump nozzle trapped in capless filler

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I guess a coat hanger could be probed into the neck and used to push the trapdoor free.
Great - now I need another accessory...

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Re: Fuel pump nozzle trapped in capless filler

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Me too. That would be a nightmare to have the trapdoor latch onto that spiral spring. I guess a coat hanger could be probed into the neck and used to push the trapdoor free.
I don't believe the spiral can be jammed down into the trapdoor itself... it's too large of a diameter for that. It can however hang up on the inside rim of the filler neck. When it does that the nozzle isn't going anywhere. LOL... it's a panicky feeling when that happens.

Slightly lifting up on the nozzle by the handle before attempting to remove it will usually release the hang up. It will also help straighten the alignment of the nozzle itself in relation to the trapdoor for a smoother removal.

Could they improve the design of the filler neck and trapdoor? Most definitely.
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Happened again at another station a few minutes ago. This time I reached in and pulled the spring back, which helped to pop it loose.

Wonder if there's something awry with my capless filler. Just another reason to wear the nitrile gloves while fueling, I guess.
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Re: Fuel pump nozzle trapped in capless filler

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Happened again at another station a few minutes ago. This time I reached in and pulled the spring back, which helped to pop it loose.
Which spring? The spring that spirals around the pump nozzle?
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Which spring? The spring that spirals around the pump nozzle?
Lifting up on the pump handle did not effect release. It was the nozzle spring that was the cause.

If (when) it happens again I will attempt to ascertain which point on the spring is causing the retention.
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Re: Fuel pump nozzle trapped in capless filler

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Today I filled up at a neighborhood BP and when the tank was filled I found I could not remove the pump nozzle.

I tried pulling with more force (the filler neck moved out), rotating it, pushing it further in, and dispensing a bit more fuel. None of these approaches worked. Finally, after several minutes of reenacting The Sword in the Stone, I pulled it loose without excessive force.

Has anyone else experienced this? If so, is there a certain trick I can use next time?
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Re: Fuel pump nozzle trapped in capless filler

This post is no longer relevant. Sorry for the noise.
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Re: Fuel pump nozzle trapped in capless filler

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That has nothing to do with the filler nozzle being trapped in the filler neck after fueling.

You have a very odd posting pattern for a new user... namely, you are constantly linking to eBay auctions of capless filler caps in multiple threads, even when it's unrelated to the topic at hand.

Do you get sales commissions?
Roadkill, I didn't mean to post in this thread (believe me or not) I just thought my original post didn't go through so I re posted... I thought I was on thread 2014 Capless Fuel Filler Cap.

No, I don't get commission. I am new to this forum and I like to get the opinion of other people before I buy something that looks like someones idea of a fix.

I'm sorry that was the first thing I posted and I won't put any more links.
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Okay, I have now experienced this in four out of the last five refueling operations, all at different locations. This last time I checked the nozzle and it was all one continuous piece of metal without a perceptible seam/two piece nozzle element. I now believe the system is damaged, perhaps during the first time it was trapped.

I guess I will have to schedule a dealer appointment for warranty repair sometime.
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