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Hello everyone,

I have a 2009 Dodge Challenger SE (3.5L V6). The last 2 times I pumped gas, the pump would shut off every 4 gallons. This is while having it on the fastest pump speed on auto. However, if I hold the nozzle and manually pump at a medium speed, I can sometimes get it to fill up without stopping. Has anyone ever experienced this before? (Last 2 times I pumped at Fred Meyer/Kroger station)

Also, I noticed this weird dent inside my trunk (driver side) when I got it back from the dealership a couple weeks ago. I tried to find a diagram that displayed where the fuel tank was located, but to no avail. Does anyone know if this dent could have damaged the fuel tank? I'm assuming it's just the rear wheel well behind there..

Thanks for your help (as always)!

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Thanks for the tip, David!

I will try manually pumping at medium speed tomorrow.

While I was looking underneath my rear seat I noticed this loose rubber seal. Could it have anything to do w the pump stopping?


I pushed it back into place as best as I could, but I'm afraid it may pop back out

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UPDATE:

Pumped 89 octane at Chevron today. Pump nozzle 3/4 of the way in & MED pump speed, wouldn't let me pump with nozzle 1/2 way in. Pump shut off around 10 gal (6 gal from full). Heard a little gas or vapor coming back out from fuel nozzle vapor seal. Pump wouldn't go anymore, so I pulled it out. Re-inserted 3/4 of the way in and pumped MED speed for remaining 6 gal.

Seems like some vapor building up in tank that has no where else to escape but back outside of filler tube?

Pump shuts off twice as fast if I pump at full speed (4-5 gal at a time)

Next time I'm going to try pumping with the nozzle upside down (hose up)
 

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UPDATE:


TUE 12/31:
Pumped gas at a 3rd Chevron. Turned nozzle upside down (hose up). Put nozzle all the way in. Pumped manually at MED speed. Pumped 14 gallons without stopping (full tank).


TUE 1/7:
Pumped gas at 3rd Chevron again. This time tried putting nozzle in right side up. 3/4 of the way in filler tube. Pumped manually at MED speed. Filled tank without stopping (14gal).


Next time I’ll try this 3rd Chevron again and try pumping manually at full speed to see if it will stop on me.


Also going to take a pic of pump nozzle. It looks a little different from the pumps I’ve been using (no vapor seal?)
 

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UPDATE:

Pumped gas at 3rd Chevron again (WED 1/15). Put nozzle in all the way, right-side up. Pumped manually full speed. Filled to full with no stoppage (14gal). No problems at all at this station. Here is what the pump looks like, maybe there's no vapor shut off?

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