Question about 2004 Kia Optima
I have a 6 cylinder kia optima 2003,recall was never done,but i dont think it is related as i have driven so far 160,000 trouble free miles,anyway when i stop the car to fill up at the gas station,(vehicle is off)when i go to start the car after the fillup is complete i experience a very tough start,engine cranks fine but it is almost like there is no gas,to start it i have to push down on the gas peddle and rev the engine for several moments before the engine will stay running,no check engine lights have appeared,and this only happens at fillup,i thought i would outsmart the car by leaving it running,while filling up,but alas,the car was smarter than i,as soon as i started filling the car up while it was running,it started to rough idle and then quit running,so i went back in after the fillup and same thing,if i hold the gas pedal down a bit until the engine starts and then rev it a bit,till it stays running on its own,the car runs perfectly all day long each and every day of the week,except for when it is time to gas it up again, this fillup situation is getting me worried any ideas?thanks
I had the same problem along with a rough idle and found out it was my EVAP canister.
Posted on Oct 07, 2010
EVAP Canister Purge solenoid
Posted on Nov 12, 2013
Try looking into the purge control valve..
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
Its surprising how Kia has no idea what the problem is since alot of people seem to having the same problem.. 2003 and 2004 Kia Optima have this same issue from what I have gathered from the forums. Mine is a 2004 and after 130000 it developed this problem..and OMG its time to put gas in it again :( headed to Tires Plus today to see what they find. giving them list of things to check that I have found in the fourms.. let ya know how it goes..
Posted on Nov 11, 2011
Might want to look into the fuel pump/sending unit and the fuel filter on this.
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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