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I have a 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe, the last few times I put gas in my suv, it will start and then die right away. After it starts, if I push on the gas (before it dies) and rev the engine up to about 3 or 4 rpm's 5 or 6 times it will stay running. I was told it might be my gas cap, so I took the cap off waited a few minutes put it back on and it started fine.

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It is happen when the fuel pressure detect thev insufficient fuel pressures, turn off engine while filling.

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  • bawillis31 Sep 13, 2010

    I always turn off my car while fueling.

  • jts141 Jan 11, 2011

    2004 Hyundai Santa Fe, hard to start after sitting fo 20 minutes or more; no code lights..

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    Jeffrey gogue Sep 20, 2015

    Replace ur purge valve.


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First sign of pump going bad when it is being filled fuel swirls the dirt around in the tank and when you go to start it it is hard. after the pump is running it runs fine til the next time.

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