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sean2857
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sean2857 Mar 14, 7:53pm - #416300 
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problem when fillin up the gas tank

for some reason, whenever i go to put gas in my car, it takes FOREVER...i dont know why but as soon as the gas starts going in, the pump will shut off and i have to keep releasing the handle and squeezing it to get the gas to go in...does anyone know what could be the problem? i'm tired of waiting 30 mins to fill my tank angry
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GTS2003BLK Mar 14, 8:03pm - #416301 

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If I remember correctly there was a Toyota recall for problems with the early Celica gas tanks. I'll try to find the link.
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jonnyess Mar 14, 8:32pm - #416302 

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I've had this happen a few times, especially with pumps that are 'high output'.

I find if I remove the nozzle just a couple inches outward, the problem is rectified. thumbsup

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GTS2003BLK
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GTS2003BLK Mar 14, 8:32pm - #416303 

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According to this link the recall was for 02 and 03, your profile says you have an 01, but definately get it checked out by a good mechanic, a faulty fuel system is not something you want to be riding around on, under the right circumstances it could get real ugly:

NHTSA Recall History
2002-03: Faulty fuel-tank check valves were installed on certain vehicles, resulting in possible fire. Dealer will inspect and replace all affected parts.

http://auto.consumerguide.com/Auto/Used/reviews/full/index.cfm/id/2402/act/usedcarreviewreliability/

Make: TOYOTA
Model: CELICA
Type: PASSENGER CAR
Year: 2002
Recall Number: 03V074000
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FUEL TANK CHECK VALVE, LOCATED IN THE FUEL TANK INLET PIPE, MAY BECOME SEPARATED FROM THE INLET PIPE AND FALL INTO THE FUEL TANK. IF THE CHECK VALVE FALLS INTO THE TANK, FUEL MAY SPILL FROM THE FUEL INLET PIPE WHEN THE FUEL PUMP AUTOMATICALLY SHUTS OFF DURING FUELING.
Consequence:
THIS CONDITION MAY RESULT A FIRE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPAIR THE FUEL TANK CHECK VALVE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN APRIL 4, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
Notes:
TOYOTA RECALL NO. SSC 30B. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/recalls/results.cfm
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sean2857 Mar 14, 9:49pm - #416304 
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thanks for the help guys...i'm gonna have them look at it when i get it inspected next week:-D!
thanks fot the help
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Jughead Mar 15, 11:33am - #416305 

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In 30min the price of gas could increase. grin
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Celica2k Mar 15, 6:51pm - #416306 

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mine has done that a couple times and i have a 2000 gt. i did the same thing just held the it up a little higher
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ground_zro_xr Mar 16, 3:21am - #416307 

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i have the same problem let me know what they say when you get it inspected... i have a 01 also

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sean2857 Mar 16, 8:20am - #416308 
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ok i put gas in my car today and it didnt do it confused confused maybe the cold weather up here had something to do with the check valve sticking or something...everything seems fine tho...i'm still gonna have the dealer take a look at it tho...just in case:)
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