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OK try this one on for size I have a 2006 hhr with 198000 miles. About a year ago the check engine light came on. The car started and ran fine so we didnt take it in. Then a check fuel cap came up and it got hard to start after you remove the gas cap . We replaced the cap with an after market and factory cap and same problem. I had a mechanic hook it to diagnostic and a code saying large evap leak. We found a valve down behind tank had got water in and froze and broke. Replaced that and same thing. It s wierd cause it only happens after removing cap but cranks for a long time starta and dies only way to keep running is to hold throttle down some and put into gear. Once started once it starts fine till you remove cap again.

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    Was there water in the canister and did it clear it up?

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The charcoal canister is most likely full of water as well. Detatch the lines to the cansiter, remove the canister, and shake... it should have no real heavyness to it and there should be no water, as it is filled with carbon pellets inside.. OK try this one on - consistant_1.gif

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