Prius not accepting gas? Maybe this is why.

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by cheers2Lizzie, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. cheers2Lizzie

    cheers2Lizzie Junior Member

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    Some time ago, my darling 2008 Prius decided to stop accepting gas. Every time I would stop by the pump, the pump would click off and tank would sometimes overflow. I had to figure out clever maneuvers to feed her and it would never be just a quick stop at the pump. It started a little bit after I ran out of gas and had to walk my happy nice person to the gas station to fill up a reserve container.

    I did a lot of PriusChat and Google investigations about my issue and everything pointed to pricey fixes (collapsed gas tank bladder, mostly). Since I was a little broke at the time, I waited until I had saved up some moola to take it in and braced myself for the worst news.

    What do you know!?! That reserve gas tank I used...a piece of the nozzle broke off and lodged itself into the entry point of my tank. Cost me about $150 to get it removed (included diagnostics), while I was bracing myself for a $600 job. Whew!! Perhaps this will find someone who is having a similar problem.
     
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  2. VFerdman

    VFerdman Senior Member

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    Glad you got off so easily. These bladder tanks really are not making any fans. Mine is okay, but the inconsistency of how much fuel it will take from fill-up to fill-up is a bit annoying. Still love the car as for the most part a joy to own and drive.
     
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  3. bisco

    bisco cookie crumbler

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    this is probably a common issue which may have saved a lot of people tremendous grief over the years, if only we had known sooner. thanks!(y)
     
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