fuel fill clicking off constantly (solution)
I have came across a lot of threads of people complaining about hot difficult it is to fill an fj cruiser with fuel because the pumps click off always.
I got tired of mine. it was really bad. so bad that even at 1/4 speed, it would click off. I was ready to sell my vehicle before it got frozen out. My friend with a low mileage 07 has the same issue but not as bad. He, and all the threads i found online said it was a filler neck design flaw.
It is not! (at least as far as i am concerned. maybe with really fast gas pumps it could be)
I had Evap system codes. I pulled out the canister, blew it out while lightly tapping a hammer to it. Then i checked the operation of the valve and the vacuum pump. It was clean and working perfect.
I then noticed on the driver side beside the EVAP canister, a line running out of the canister to a tank breather. Turns out it is a filter. one that was very plugged. I took it out and blew it out while again, tapping it with a hammer. Over a pound of dust came out. No more codes and i can fill my fj at max speed and it will not click off anymore.