STARTING AFTER FUELING

2002 Hyundai Santa Fe

Tiny

hi5Santafe

October, 30, 2010 AT 4:27 AM

Engine Mechanical problem
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 107500 miles

History-July 02,2010 I had a trans axle baring repaired and something else I can't remember, I'm not near the paper work at this time, but anyway paid about $2,000 OK fine. I needed It fix because I was going on a road trip to Naperville IL from Milwaukee WI. Drove all the way down there on the Holiday weekend once I parked I tried to restart the car 15 minutes later it would not go forwards or backwards. I started fine.
I had my son chek the oil and there was not a drop in the car. The dealership did not replace the oil because it was not listed on the bill of repairs. I got it towed back to the dealership they fixed it and never told me what was wrong. All they said was when they fixed the leak on the tran pan may they may have dropped a screw in there, but they fixed it. OK October 23,2010 I got a tune up with new spark spugs because they said I still had the originals on there, go an oil change etc. Now everytime I filled it with gas and it won't start, it takes at lease 4 or 5 trys. I just paid 500 + dollars to get this car tuned up I do my regular maintenance and oil changes the car has never done me wrong. So whats wrong now, Can you help me?

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4 Answers

Tiny

Service Writer

October, 30, 2010 AT 7:01 AM

You probably have a bad purge valve. It is a very common problem, the valve sticks open and draws raw fuel into the purge line, thus flooding the engine and causing stalls. There will never be any codes related with this problem.

Tiny

hi5Santafe

October, 30, 2010 AT 9:40 AM

Is it possible that this was damaged after getting the new spark plugs and wires, or is it time for it to retire. This has never happened before.

Tiny

Service Writer

October, 30, 2010 AT 9:54 AM

No relation.

Retire it?
Not in my book...lots o life left in that baby!
http://www.2carpros.com/topics/fuel-system/evap-purge-solenoid

Tiny

hi5Santafe

November, 13, 2010 AT 1:24 PM

I replaced my purge valve and my truck still havent trouble starting after fueling

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