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Old 02-26-2014, 04:47 PM
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over filled tank?

Hey everyone, I just filled up the rear tank on my truck and after driving about 15 miles I stopped at the store to pick up some groceries. As I was coming back to my truck I noticed what looked like a water fall coming from the fuel door. I switched the tank to the front one then drove it back home. When I got home I switched it back to the rear while the motor was running and opened the cap real fast to let loose all the pressure that was making the fuel leak. I drove the truck around the neighborhood and checked it again and it was not leaking anymore. Could I have just over filled the tank? I did notice the needle was quite a bit passed full. Thanks for any input guys!
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Old 02-27-2014, 02:08 PM
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Anyone? I really need the help, I'm thinking it's just the vent but would it shoot out the filler cap like that? Maybe I just need a new cap?
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Probably to full and expansion forced fuel out of the cap. You may need a new cap as well.
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Thanks I think that's what the problem is too and I'll go ahead and buy a new cap as well.
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if it keeps acting up sometimes the tank switch can get jacked which causes one tank to fill the other to the point of overflowing.

It sounds like you have it taken care of though.
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I just filled it up again but just the rear and it hasn't done it. If it were the switch how do u fix it
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Turns out my front tank is feeding the rear because I was running the rear awhile and noticed the needle getting higher, switched to the front and it was at 1/2 when before it was at 3/4 so I guess it is the switch. How is it fixed?
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Turns out my front tank is feeding the rear because I was running the rear awhile and noticed the needle getting higher, switched to the front and it was at 1/2 when before it was at 3/4 so I guess it is the switch. How is it fixed?
check out this thread from FTE:
Fill Up Front Tank Goes To Back Tank Fill Both Gas Comes Out While Driving - Page 4 - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

Also check out ford recalls: 93S68 and 00S57
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THen it is probably the switch valve on the frame that when bad. check the connections for corrosion be for u do anything, so u don`t spend any money. this winter has been a *****, all though i don`t no where you are from.
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Old 03-04-2014, 04:33 PM
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I'm from south Texas and it has been cold but nowhere like up north. When you say check the connections do you mean fuel lines or electrical? About how many mpgs are common with a truck like mine because I figured at maybe 15mpg with a 19 gallon tank will give me 285 miles a tank. Hell that ain't too bad running with just the rear because that's about the same as my mustang lol.
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