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FX45 Gas station pump trigger lock doesn't stay locked

Discussion in 'FX (03-08) - Engine & Drivetrain' started by money042, May 17, 2017.

  1. money042

    money042 Member

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    Recently, when I'm pumping gas, I can't get the trigger to stay locked. The gas will pump for a few gallons and the trigger lock will pop like it's full. I'll squeeze it again and it'll pop again after a few seconds of pumping. I have to hold it just right, or else the trigger will pop and stop pumping. I only get gas at Costco (on my commute and least expensive of all stations around me). I haven't tried any other gas stations yet. Anyone know why this may be happening? (I don't have any issues with my Nissan Quest at Costco or other stations)

    on a side note, my FX has an issue with reporting fuel level. I can pump it all the way full, and when I start the car, the fuel gauge will not show 100% full, more like 5/6 or 7/8. This has been going on for years, I've learned to live with it. Not sure if the two are connected.
     

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    The pumping gas issue is pretty common with the FX and G/Z. I think there was a recall years ago on this, something to do with the fuel filler. When it happens, I just turn the pump sideways and it will keep going. Some have to turn the nozzle upside down.
     
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    Don't put it in all the way and fill it at a tilt. I had the same problem with my fx.

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    I find some pumps are more finicky than others... If I use the far left pump at my nearest COSTCO gas station, it doesn't stay locked... The farthest to the right has absolutely no problems... And I rarely ever have the problem at any gas stations other than COSTCO...
     
  5. g0ldm4g3

    g0ldm4g3 Would ya just look at it iS VIP

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    Weird.. Same thing at my Costco lol

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    [on a side note, my FX has an issue with reporting fuel level. I can pump it all the way full, and when I start the car, the fuel gauge will not show 100% full, more like 5/6 or 7/8. This has been going on for years, I've learned to live with it. Not sure if the two are connected.[/QUOTE]


    My 2003 had the same issue. I just lived with it. It started about the same time as when ethanol got added to all gas, 10% ethanol = 10% worse gas mileage on an '03.

    I just reset the odometer when I'd fill up, that seemed to be pretty consistent.™
     
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