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Malibu does not like gas fill up

99 3.1L V-6 auto. When gas tank is newly filled, engine sputters like it is out of gas. Occasionally also stalls at stops signs, seems like no fuel. Most of the time it now runs like a champ. Same problem with 2 different engines, bad head gasket, go figure. One of the many shade tree mechanics who has looked at it says there is a vacuum line hanging loose over the fuel tank from some past owner's fuel pump replacement but he could not figure where it was supposed to attach either.

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Its vapor locking,remove fuel cap and drill 1/8 hole in it or replace cap

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