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Is there a way to use a 5 gallon gas can to add gas to the Pacifica?


I cannot get the plastic nozzle to operate the flapper.
 

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Maybe try using a funnel? I find the gas station nozzle to be a tight fit. Once it wasn't in far enough and gas came out all around it, quite forcefully I might add.
 

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Randytj - By plastic nozzle, are you referring to the plastic nozzle of your 5 gallon gas can or the "special" plastic funnel that came with your Pacifica for this specific purpose. On my Limited the plastic funnel is white and hidden in the back driverside compartment where the vacuum bin or spare tire goes. I have the vacuum option, so my funnel is in the upper compartment behind my air pump. I've tried the Pacifica funnel and it opened the gas flapper valve just fine on my van.
 
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I meant the plastic spout on the gas can.......I have a Touring L do you know if and where my funnel is located?
 

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I meant the plastic spout on the gas can.......I have a Touring L do you know if and where my funnel is located?

Okay, you'll like the little Pacifica emergency funnel then. Look in the back around (or hidden behind) the spare tire.
 

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Looking at my emergency funnel, I don't see anything "magical" about it except the tip's outside diameter is precisely the same diameter as a gas station nozzle so it presses outwardly just right on the Cap-Less fuel flapper door to make it release. In an emergency if you cannot find the funnel that came with your Pacifica, I have a hunch that any cheap plastic funnel that is tapered could be cut at just the right location such that the cut end is the same diameter as a gas pump nozzle and that might work too.
 

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I know the Pacifica isn't a Honda but the cap-less fuel filler design may be similar. After watching this it looks like NOT using the funnel could cause some $$ problems (o-ring dropped in tank).

 

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It's a white plastic funnel that's back by where the tire inflator gizmo is (air compressor with sealant shmoo). The same thing is in the trunk of all other FCA fuel capless cars. If yours is missing I'm sure the dealer could probably scare one up.
 

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I know the Pacifica isn't a Honda but the cap-less fuel filler design may be similar. After watching this it looks like NOT using the funnel could cause some $$ problems (o-ring dropped in tank).
Thanks for that post, Hawkfan. I had no idea about this aspect of a cap-less tank.

I still wish I could siphon gas out of my tank to fill my lawn mower.
 

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I have a touring L plus. I need gas. I can't find the funnel next to the air compressor. Anyone knows where it will be?
My funnel is white and attaches to the wall behind the air compressor. Loosen the strap holding the air compressor in place and remove it to see funnel.

There isn't anything special about that white funnel except the end of it is exactly the same diameter as a standard gas pump nozzle so as you insert in in the fuel door it presses radially outward in several directions as you press in. Any tapered funnel should work if you cut it off at the right place to make it the same diameter as a standard gas pump nozzle.

I've also used just my fingers to open that little metal fuel door flapper. Again, you have to press radially outward in two or three directions while also gently pressing in. Fiddle with it and it should open for you.
 

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A bit more help with how to fill your van using a gas can

This was the only thread I could find on the matter so I thought I would add to it. I could not find the special funnel anywhere on my 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. There was no mention on it in the user's manual. Calling Chrysler and a dealership got me nowhere. So you need a funnel that is wide enough to push down on both sides and the bottom of the intake valve. You also need one long enough to fully open the metal door. Look down the funnel and if you still see the metal door blocking the gas flow you need to stick something long like a screwdriver or stick down the opening to help open that door. This is what I needed to do. During this whole process I also discovered that I have a "tire repair kit" instead of a spare or run flat tires. Geez I feel like what we gain in safety and performance we lose in basic operations. Hope this helps someone.
 

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My funnel is hidden behind the tire repair kit. The plastic nubs sticking out on the side of the funnel press into holes that hold it in place so it doesn't rattle around back there.
 

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Funnel diameter where it enters fuel flap ... 21mm (or ~0.83 in) ... same outside diameter as a gas station fill nozzle.
 

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I could not find the special funnel anywhere on my 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. There was no mention on it in the user's manual.
I didn't look in the 2017 User's Manual, but in the 2018 one it's mentioned in a few places. The main one is on page 498:

REFUELING IN EMERGENCY
The funnel for the Cap-Less Fuel System is located with the spare tire (if equipped) or in the upper storage bin. If your vehicle is out of fuel and an auxiliary fuel can is needed, insert the funnel into the filler neck and proceed to fill the vehicle.
 

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That is great information, @BrettP. It looks like this is the exact one:

https://www.amazon.com/Charger-Chry...1510324130&sr=1-7&keywords=fuel+filler+funnel

Although it looks like a cheaper alternative may also work:

https://www.amazon.com/FloTool-1071...coding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=NRRJYS2HDBA740JR4WZ6
Both of those look right to me. The only difference I see is that the more expensive MOPAR funnel has the nubs sticking out the side that allow it to attach to the wall behind the tire repair kit...a minor advantage for the price
 

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The funnel was supposed to come with your van though. I'd make your dealer give you one.
 
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