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Car is hard to start after adding fuel!

The car a 1998 Kia Saphia.The problem is that everytine I put gas in the car it doesn't want to stert,Ihave to keep cranking the engine till it starts.The car acts like there is no feul pressure once I put gas in,after that first statr the car is fine.

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It could be the EVAP purge solenoid is bad and stuck open. I had the same problem on a 98 Beetle.

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