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Old 03-01-2011, 02:20 PM   #61 (permalink)
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yes u r right... midnight mdx. replacing gas tank is almost $1000
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Old 03-01-2011, 05:02 PM   #62 (permalink)
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If Acura wont cover it from what you tried, might as well find a regular repair shop to do it or sell it.
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:28 PM   #63 (permalink)
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any updates on this?? I am still having this issue?
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Old 09-22-2011, 12:41 AM   #64 (permalink)
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I have this problem on my '01, as well. I am just very careful when filling. Let it fill fast up until around 12-13 gallons, slow it down to a crawl until it clicks. Works every time.
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:19 AM   #65 (permalink)
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so you have problem now or not? as for last 2 yrs i am having problem every 0.2 - 0.3 gallons pump shuts off so I have ti fill gas manually.
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Old 09-24-2011, 12:48 AM   #66 (permalink)
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I have only experienced that problem one time. My main problem is that when I let the pump click to turn off, it doesn't do so and I end up with 1/2 a gallon of gas on the ground. It's manageable, though, by the method I listed.
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:49 AM   #67 (permalink)
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Gas Filling Problem Easy Fix

My 2004 Acura MDX isnít taking gas. I must have typed that in google search 100 times. I had the same issue as many others who would try to fill up the car, but the pump would click off right away. You try again and the same thing!!! You literally cannot put more than 50 cents a pop into the tank without the nozzle clicking off. It would usually take 15 minutes or more to fill up the tank. I tried holding the nozzles at all different angles and there was no difference. All the local Acura and Honda service centers hadnít heard of an issue like this before and there were a lot of dead end ideas online. Then after dozens of hours online trying to find a solution that didnít require any sort of major overhaul, (dropping the gas tank, replacing the charcoal canister etc) I found a Ďone linerí post somewhere about a small amount of gas mysteriously ending up in the vent line upon filling the tank. On the Acura MDX (& Honda Pilots), there are two vent lines that follow the fuel filler neck down the back driver side of the vehicle behind the tire that take a 90 degree turn at some sort of elbow coupling. Just like the other guy recommended, I removed the larger of the two vent tubes from the 90 degree elbow, and sure enough, about a Ĺ cup of gas spilled out onto the floor. Once the tube was empty, I put it back on the 90 degree elbow, put the clamp back on and took off to the gas station. It filled up like a charm. Before you take the car into the shop or to the dealer, you really should spend the 15 minutes it takes to take off the back tire and pull this tube to make sure there isnít any gas in there. Very easy to do!

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Old 11-28-2012, 09:01 AM   #68 (permalink)
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Interesting situatio

Interestingly enough, I have the exact same problem on my 2004 Honda Pilot. I was searching google and found this thread. The schematic on page 3 of the Acura fuel tank is exactly the same as on my pilot, right down to part numbers.

I know this is a very old thread, but was hoping someone who had a fix done can confirm whether it is still fixed.

I saw 2 possible solutions.
First was canister shut valve being replaced
Second was anti siphon flap in fuel tank

Did either fix or both, solve problem? It is driving me crazy to have to spend 15 minutes refueling. On another note, Honda USA took no ownership of issue. Claimed no one has reported it.

Thanks.
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Old 12-24-2013, 04:54 AM   #69 (permalink)
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My 2004 Acura MDX isnít taking gas. I must have typed that in google search 100 times. I had the same issue as many others who would try to fill up the car, but the pump would click off right away. You try again and the same thing!!! You literally cannot put more than 50 cents a pop into the tank without the nozzle clicking off. It would usually take 15 minutes or more to fill up the tank. I tried holding the nozzles at all different angles and there was no difference. All the local Acura and Honda service centers hadnít heard of an issue like this before and there were a lot of dead end ideas online. Then after dozens of hours online trying to find a solution that didnít require any sort of major overhaul, (dropping the gas tank, replacing the charcoal canister etc) I found a Ďone linerí post somewhere about a small amount of gas mysteriously ending up in the vent line upon filling the tank. On the Acura MDX (& Honda Pilots), there are two vent lines that follow the fuel filler neck down the back driver side of the vehicle behind the tire that take a 90 degree turn at some sort of elbow coupling. Just like the other guy recommended, I removed the larger of the two vent tubes from the 90 degree elbow, and sure enough, about a Ĺ cup of gas spilled out onto the floor. Once the tube was empty, I put it back on the 90 degree elbow, put the clamp back on and took off to the gas station. It filled up like a charm. Before you take the car into the shop or to the dealer, you really should spend the 15 minutes it takes to take off the back tire and pull this tube to make sure there isnít any gas in there. Very easy to do!

This method worked perfectly. Had this problem for the last 3 years, and it finally stopped (at least for the last four fill-ups). Thanks Devonskis.
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Actually, the above method worked for the next time I filled. However, it is back to its old ways. Anyone find a solution?? This sucks...
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Have you tried devonskis method again? If it worked for several refills, there must be something allowing the liquid fuel to again be forced into the vent line.

Are you perhaps overfilling by repeated injections of gas after first cut-off? That's about only way to get liquid fuel into the vent.

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Old 11-17-2014, 06:55 PM   #72 (permalink)
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Have you tried devonskis method again? If it worked for several refills, there must be something allowing the liquid fuel to again be forced into the vent line.

Are you perhaps overfilling by repeated injections of gas after first cut-off? That's about only way to get liquid fuel into the vent.

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I have tried that method several times. I keep a pair of bent needle-nose pliers in the MDX. The other day, I was in Vegas at Sam's Club getting gas, and it would not fill pay $.20 worth. I had to manually fill at a crawl. Got fed up and only put in $10. When I got back to the house, I pulled the tube and about a cup full of gas spilled out. About an hour later I tried to fill up again before heading back to Cali, and it wouldn't allow more than $.20 at a time. This only started when I moved West. When I lived in NY / NJ, I never had this problem. I think it has something to do with the sleeve the gas station puts over the pump valve. I drove to AZ last year, and they don't have the sleeve. I had no issues at all filling up in AZ. To be honest, I was a little nervous filling up in AZ. I stood behind the car when I put the nozzle in to auto fill. I was afraid it would splash back out, but nothing. It filled the whole tank, and stopped automatically once it was full. I did this several times in AZ.
I thought there might be something clogging the gas intake stem, so I even stuck in one of those cameras contractors use to look inside walls. I did put duct tape around the metal for fear I might cause a spark, but it still made me nervous. I didn't see anything. So my conclusion would be that it is caused by that sleeve.
Is anyone else out there that is having the problem also using gas stations that require a sleeve over the nozzle? Maybe we can narrow it down to a specific cause.
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