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Can't fill the petrol tank!

Man my clio seems to be having it's fair share of problems this year. It has only done 38, 000 miles and now the latest hassle is that I cannot fill it with petrol. First the petrol gauge wouldn't register the amount and then when I went to the gas station it kept clicking off as if it was full.
I have had the breather lines checked, the sender unit checked, the petrol funnel part? replaced and the whole tank taken off and checked yet it still won't let me fill it up. I did get lucky after the petrol tank had been put back and it let me put £20 in which let the gauge go up to around 3/4 tank. When I thought I would double check and fill it up the rest of the way it wouldn't let me at all.

So......could it be the gauge is wrong and it was full after all.....or is there a blockage somewhere. Could it be something to do with the metal flap like the one near the petrol cap sticking? One thing I did notice is that every time I have tried to fill up with petrol the gauge immediately drops down to empty and takes ages to register the correct amount, but then I don't trust the gauge anymore but the mechanic said that he had tested that and it registered fine. Please please help because this guy is really doing me a lot of favours to avoid me having to go and pay for an expensive diagnostic test at renault, which I just can't afford right now but I am having no luck!!!

Thanks for taking the time to read this and WAKE UP!!!
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