Join Date: May 2010
Location: Hoffman Estates, IL
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Fuel slow to fill (P0496 code)
I've seen a lot of posts regarding the P0496 diagnostic code (EVAP system issue), most of them relating to the gas cap not being fully tightened. That's what I assumed my problem was also for a while, so I ignored my CEL, until I started having trouble filling my fuel tank.
It takes fuel very slow. The gas pump keeps shutting off as if the tank is full, yet it's almost empty. I can only put about 0.3 gallons at a time, having to wait about ten seconds after each time the pump shuts off. It takes me 15 minutes to fill my tank!
Has anyone else had this problem, or heard of someone who has?
If so, is this something that I can fix, or do I have to go to a dealership?