2004 Toyota Camry flooding

Tiny
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  • 2004 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 89,000 MILES
Why does my camry get flooded and not start ONLY when I refuel? Runs and starts fine the rest of the time. Please help!
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Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 AT 12:38 PM

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Tiny
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It sounds like an EVAP problem. Has the check engine light come on?
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Monday, October 5th, 2009 AT 7:09 AM
Tiny
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Yes the check engine light has been on, took it in to dealership, they couldn't find anything and turned it off, now has been back on for a few weeks. Starts and runs fine except after refueling.
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Monday, October 5th, 2009 AT 9:43 AM
Tiny
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Take the car to a nationally recognized parts store and have them scan the computer for codes. Most will do it for free. Let me know what the code it they find. It will most likely be an EVAP code, but I need to know.
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Monday, October 5th, 2009 AT 10:31 AM
Tiny
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Yes, I took it to autozone and it was an evap code, they thought it might be something with the gas cap.
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Monday, October 5th, 2009 AT 2:03 PM
Tiny
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As soon as they see an EVAP code, they say it's the cap. Chances are there is a leak in the system but not the cap. If I had to guess, I would say there is a vent that is plugged and not allowing fuel to enter the tank without forcing it to the engine or charcoal canister thus causing it to flood.

To find the problem, I need to know exactly what code they found. EVAP is a very generic code. The computer can be more specific because there are several codes that pertain to the EVAP system.

I know this sounds confusing, but it needs scanned again and I need to know the exact code they are getting. Otherwise you'll need to take it to a shop where they recognize the different codes related to the EVAP system. It could be many things within that system. I assure you, it isn't the fuel cap.

I hope this helps and doesn't confuse you. Let me know if you have other questions.

Joe
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Monday, October 5th, 2009 AT 8:51 PM

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