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Old 12-21-2013, 05:31 PM
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my 96 dodge van runs fine till it gets below 1/2 tank, after that it runs like it has vapor lock, backfires,looses power.it only gets worse from there.after after 5-10 min check engine light comes on.fill it up it`s fine. my beast is a 96 /v6/200k/auto. i can accept it`s probably in the tank...but i mean 1/2 tank? if any of you good folks have any thoughts, i`d really love to hear them. there could be a knight hood in it .(probably in the form of a thanks and bragging rights)

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when that happened to my last vehicle I had a hole in the tank... when it was full it leaked a small amount of gas... do you smell gas after filing up?
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this may seem goofy but check the fuel filler cap.
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this may seem goofy but check the fuel filler cap.
^I was thinking the same thing^

Is there a sucking noise when you remove the fuel cap?

I would think that the half tank issue is probably a coincidence. It might just be the fuel pump or a problem with the sock. The pump picks up from the bottom of the tank and the lines inside are metal. I've never seen one with a hole in the lines inside the tank, but then again, there's a first time for everything.

(well almost everything I got to thinking on that comment)

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