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#18 of 43 Hyundai Sonata Engine Starting Issues
Nov 12, 2007 (4:59 pm)
I have a 2002 V6 GLS Sonata. Just recently the car requires numerous attempts to start after I fill up. Once the car has been started the problem disappears until the next refill. I usually fill up at 3/4 empty. Is this fault a poor fitting gas cap or as I have read a Purge Control Valve. The garage "fixed" my car by replacing plug leads and spark plugs as part of an engine tune up. Needless to say the fault reappeared as soon as the next fill up. The garage is now saying it could be a "weak: fuel pump and maybe it needs replacing. In order not to rack up costs on unrequired replacement parts I would appreciate some advice. Thank you.
#19 of 43 Re: Hyundai Sonata Engine Starting Issues [askerritt]
Nov 13, 2007 (7:53 am)
it probably is the purge control valve - have you ever overfilled with gas? topping off? that could damage the evap controls... there is a component that catches gas vapors - if you overfill by topping off - you could get raw fuel into that section that should only be getting vapors - this will set off all kinds of related svc eng light codes...
#20 of 43 It is a stuck valve covered by the general warranty
Feb 14, 2008 (10:10 am)
I had this same problem on my 2004 Santa Fe. The valve is covered by the 6 year/60,000 warranty, but not the longer powertrain warranty.
Unfortunately, my Santa Fe has over 60,000 so the repair was 250 dollars. The part is only 36 dollars - the rest labor.
I urge everyone to go get their valve replaced now while their car is under warranty.
#21 of 43 Re: It is a stuck valve covered by the general warranty [rkthunder]
Feb 14, 2008 (1:00 pm)
everyone should try to get a decarb or fuel system cleaning at intervals to keep from getting problems with clogged valvs and injectors.... every 15k miles is good...
#22 of 43 using to much gas
Apr 18, 2008 (2:56 pm)
I have a 2006 santa fe and I sem to be using a 1/4 tank on a five mile drive. I have noticed that my rpms shoot up as if extra fuel is being used and then it levels off. I do have an odor of gas at times when parking after driving or starting. When the rpms shoot up and then down the car bucks. Also My check engine light comes on sometimes but not every time. Any suggestions
#23 of 43 Re: using to much gas [dk3724]
Apr 24, 2008 (3:39 pm)
Park it in a garage with newspapers on the floor. See if you have a leak. Have you brought it into your dealership?
#24 of 43 gas dashboard light
May 13, 2008 (2:16 pm)
filled up with gas, made 1 stop. gas gauge reads empty, gas light on as if it is empty.
#25 of 43 Re: gas dashboard light [miamica]
May 14, 2008 (9:45 am)
Sounds like a sticking gas float in the gas tank. If the tank is full and the guage reads empty then it must be the guage float/sensor in the tank that is remaining in postion and not moving when the tank is filled. The dealer will probably have to remove the tank with the fuel pump inside and fix it or replace it. Or, it may unstick itself going over a big bump.
#26 of 43 Re: Hard to start car after gas fill up. [creis10]
Oct 01, 2008 (5:31 am)
I had my car at the dealer yesterday for a state inspection and asked about the hard starting. They recommended changing the purge valve, quoted me $125. I didnt have it done yet as I wanted to research...and by reading these notes it seems the correct solution. I have topped off before so probably that's what caused it. I also mentioned the car bucks or "skips" when I start out...it always does it four times (4 skips)...as if the transmission slips...and he said there's a bulletin out to replace transfer case module....haven't researched that and it's the first time I've heard of such a bulletin...they quoted me $350 for that. I thought bulletins usually meant there's a flaw with a part and it's replaced for free. I need to find that bulletin.
#27 of 43 Re: Hard to start car after gas fill up. [steve112]
Oct 18, 2008 (2:39 pm)
I started having the same problem only after fuel fill ups. My santa fe (02) hesitates
when restarting. My mechanic turned up clueless after witnessing it for himself. I did notice that after pulling over and trying to duplicate the problem by removing the gas cap and shutting the car off, you are able to here the gas gurgling which I never noticed before in this car or my other car. An other suggestions other than a gas cap which I will try this weekend?