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Old 06-27-2007, 05:25 PM   #1
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When filling the gas tank on my 2000 Monaco La Palma the gas pump will shut off at a little over 3/4 of a tank. If I want a full tank I have to pump the gas at a very slow rate or else the pump will shut off.

What may be related, is a 'Service engine soon' light that can be reset by disconnecting the chassis battery but after a short time driving, the light comes back on.

Any one have this type of problem? Where do I start checking?

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When filling the gas tank on my 2000 Monaco La Palma the gas pump will shut off at a little over 3/4 of a tank. If I want a full tank I have to pump the gas at a very slow rate or else the pump will shut off.

What may be related, is a 'Service engine soon' light that can be reset by disconnecting the chassis battery but after a short time driving, the light comes back on.

Any one have this type of problem? Where do I start checking?

Thanks.
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Old 06-27-2007, 06:06 PM   #3
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I am not sure of the service engine light on your coach. How many miles on it?

The fuel filling problem is a fill or vent line slopped the wrong way. from the filler cap, the lines should be a down hill run to the tank.

One trick I used on a Minnie Winnie was to use the levelers and lift the left rear corner of the coach a few inches. This got things headed down hill again.

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The check engine light probably has nothing to do with the fuel fill. The on-board computer has detected a problem with the engine or systems. Only way to know what is, is with a code reader. Could be something as simple as a sensor defective.
Disconnecting the battery is how the codes are reset, after repairs have been made.
The last time I had a code, the catylic converter was bad on my toad, cost about $400.00 to replace.
You need to get it checked as the problem could effect other systems. Wouldn't want to find the problem while traveling down the road.
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many gas systems depend on a tight gas cap on the filler tube. On my cars, if I neglect to tighten the cap the check engine light will come on.

Solution: tighten the cap and usually in a couple of days the light will go out. If not have a dealer check the fuel system, but try the simple one first.

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Does the light say ...check engine or service engine soon? The chassis owners manual may shed some light on why it would trigger "service"

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Old 06-28-2007, 06:39 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone. I'll get the scan done then go from there. Maybe it's time for me to get a scan tool and software for the laptop.

I'll also get underneath and check the fuel vent for kinks damage etc..
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Regarding the problem filling the gas tank: we have had this problem from day #1. Our dealer was unable to locate any uphill run, in the hoses. One trick that I have learned: put the nozzle into the filler hole, UPSIDE DOWN. Seems to work for us.
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Newbie to this forum here. I had the same problem on my MOHO. I had to reroute the breather tube from the tank going back up to the filler. There was a spot down at the bottom where the breather tube was lower than the filler hose. I got it back up above the filler hose and so far I haven't had any more trouble filling up. I don't know if your check engine light is from this problem or not. I can say that if I over fill my Ford AeroStar, the check engine light will come on after about 50 miles of driving. Don't know why. It just does. Let us know when you get the code read.
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Possible gas fill problem. I had the same problem on mine. My filler is about 4' to the front of where it enters the tank. The vent line runs almost parallel to it. All I did was raise the vent line in the rear about 1".
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Tom have you replaced the gas filter recently? May have nothing to do with the fill issue but could relate to the engine light.

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Don, I'll check this. A little more info about where you physically raised the vent line. Near the tank or near the gas cap end. Thanks.
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Steve, where is the filter located, I meant to change this because I have no idea when it was last replaced and the odometer is at 48064 mi.
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Engine light alluminated on my fathers motorhome.

I googled " engine light " Most of what I read pointed to the fuel filter as being the culprit.

He replaced filter and light went out for good.

Perhaps someone else could help you with location of filter.

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