2007 Ford Focus

Dear Doctor: I own a 2007 Ford Focus with 80,000 miles. Recently, I’m having a very hard time putting gas in the tank. The gas pump keeps shutting off. The shop pulled out the gas tank and fill tube, but could not find any problems. Do you have any ideas? Ann

Dear Ann: Yes, I see this problem often. The first time I ran across this problem I checked the Identifix web site and followed the testing to a faulty canister vent solenoid. The local Ford dealership had a few in stock. When removed for checking, the solenoid should be open. If the solenoid is in the closed position, then it is bad.

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