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1997 VR6 Jetta won't start intermittently on hot days.

I have recently begun having a problem with my Jetta and starting when it's hot outside. It will start fine in the morning or evening but during the day with outside temps of 90+ it will sometimes not start after stopping/shutting off (like a stop for shopping and such) for a bit. Letting it sit for a while seems to work though. After 20 - 30 minutes it will start again. Anyone have an idea where to start in diagnosis of this odd issue?

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Just a thought , maybe change your fuel cap. may not be regulating tank pressure properly.

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