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I have a 2004 santa fe and every time you fill it up it doesnt want to start. you have to push the peddle all the way to the floor before it finaly stars. My son is a chrysler mechanic and he changed the canister and filters in it and as soon as he filled it up with gas it didnt want to start. any help would be appreceated. Thank You Phil Brown

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  • maandpabrown Jul 17, 2009

    Well im not sure yet but its worth a try, I asked my sun about the fuel pump and he seemed to think if it was i would have more problems than what i do.
    Thank You
    Phil Brown



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I think in the end you will find the fuel pump is defective.

Posted on Jul 17, 2009

  • John W. McCoy Dec 27, 2011

    It's not the fuel pump or the canister. It' the purge valve next to the vapor canister under the car in front of the gas tank.
    When you turn off the car the purge valve shuts not letting gas into the canister as you fill up the car. When you turn the key on the purge valve opens allowing vapors to be recirculated through the canister and pcv valve.
    When the purge valve fails or does not shut all the way gas goes into the vapor canister causing a very rich mixture of fuel to the engine and it will not start.
    So replace the valve or pump the accelerator as you start it and let it rev up to about 1000rpm until it will idle on its own.



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