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Old 12-13-2003, 06:03 AM   #21  
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Ha--the other day I couldn't get my handle to stay in--I even went as far as to go up to the attendent as I was so ____ed off, I thought it was the pump...hahahaha.

I really think it's the pump--I don't remember where I had it happen to me, I think it was at an Arco...but see, i've filled up at other arcos, a chevron and a USA gas...but I only had it happen to me one time.

I tried really hard to get it to stay, but when I tried to lock it in, it would release...it got me so ____ed off. Finally, the attendant told me to make sure it was in all the way...so i shoved it down as far as it would go, and it finally stayed. But...i've never had that problem with any other car in the past...it seems extra hard to make the nozzle "stay down" in the xB.
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Old 12-13-2003, 06:08 AM   #22  
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I have the same problem, mine was worst though. I actually spilled about 5 gallons or more of gas all over the gas station. The overflow didn't quit!
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Old 12-13-2003, 07:58 AM   #23  
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i have this problem too...
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Old 12-13-2003, 09:43 AM   #24  
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I'm having the same problem
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Old 12-14-2003, 12:43 AM   #25  
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Does anyone have problem at gas pump? Everytime I squeeze the trigger all the way and lock it, anti-overflow on nozzle kicks in and stops pumping just after a sec...
You can see the problem by squatting down and looking just over the rear wheel. The fuel filler pipe is about an inch in diameter and wanders all over the place before reaching the tank. I very surprised at how well the gas flows, considering that it all has to go through that little tube!

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Old 12-14-2003, 03:53 AM   #26  
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go to your dealer.
its the charcoal canister that is causing the problem, it will be covered under warranty
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Old 12-14-2003, 04:46 AM   #27  
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Go to your Dealer. It's the charcoal canister that is causing the problem, it will be covered under warranty
I've only been working on motors since i was 5 (first time I rebuilt a carb ... and have the pics to prove it :D ) and sure as hell haven't seen it all, but the charcoal canister causing the problem?????
The charcoal canister filters the gas fumes from the intake manifold not sent into the combustion chamber (at least on every car I've ever worked on)

BTW.... I've never had an issue with the xB .... but my toy pup has that issue at certain stations so i think it's a combo of Toyota's filler design and pump nozzle design ... Just my 2 cents :twisted:

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Old 12-14-2003, 01:35 PM   #28  
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Well, I've come across a Solara and an Avalon with the same problem and it was the charcoal canister that fixed it.
That might not be the solution but if you guys seriously believe that this is a problem with only this car and a combination of gas pumps then......yeah
Go to the Dealer, it's not a problem with the gas stations, I assure you.

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Old 12-14-2003, 09:58 PM   #30  
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Just trying to help out.

Oh yeah, I'll be getting my xB in March as a graduation present to me
I've driven it a lot and love it, much better than the Echo

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Old 12-15-2003, 11:18 AM   #31  
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Wow! didn't realize how many people had the same problem. I just wanted to ramble about my frustration here. If there is a way to fix it, I'd love to get it fixed, but by so many people responding on this thread, it seems this problem is a COMMON thing for the xB. I'm guessing Toyota wouldn't consider any recalls or take my problem seriously at first, unless most would consider this a problem. At least I won't have to make constant trips to gas station as much as other cars. Is anyone consider this a BIG deal? If so, would you consider having this problem fixed?
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Old 12-15-2003, 12:33 PM   #32  
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Yeah, certain stations and that air lock that is certain for me to spill gas all over my xB. It can be a pain sometimes.

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Old 12-15-2003, 02:53 PM   #33  
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it only happens to me when the tank is completely empty....then when i try to fill it from empty, it takes a few tries before i can open up the gas nozzle full throttle. but if i'm just fillin it up from 1/4 tank or so, i don't hav any probs.
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Old 12-15-2003, 08:07 PM   #34  
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it only happens to me when the tank is completely empty....then when i try to fill it from empty, it takes a few tries before i can open up the gas nozzle full throttle. but if i'm just fillin it up from 1/4 tank or so, i don't hav any probs.

then i guess you know whats causing it for you :D
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Old 12-15-2003, 08:48 PM   #35  
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The same thing has been happening to me but only at certain stations. Thanks for the info guys
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Old 12-19-2003, 11:52 PM   #36  
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I have no problems at 76 or Chevron gas stations, but every Shell station I've been to does it. Shell sucks.

And you might as well ____ in your tank if you fill up at Arco.....
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This is what we have to look forward to here in the east? As for filling it, ill let the gas station attendant do it, they pump fuel here in NJ. And, regular is going for about $1.29 here too ..... LOL .... alot more then you guys are paying to pump YOUR OWN fuel there in sunny Cali.
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Old 12-20-2003, 12:53 AM   #38  
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$1.29????

Wow. That's insane.

How come in CA, we pay more taxes, have higher costs of living, and everything still sucks? Our roads, our politics, you name it.
At least the surfing is good, and there's no smoking in bars!!!
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Old 12-20-2003, 12:53 AM   #39  
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I find myself tilting the pump upward thus making the nozzle tilt downward to be a solution.

Still it sorta defeats the purpose of having those thingamajgs in the first place since you gotta stand there and keep your hand on the pump.
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But you guys get the first look and tast of the Scion line, so we get cheaper fuel, and some one to pump it for us!
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