Car shuts off when gas cap on correctly
I just got a 94 Corolla and everything runs
great, except when I fill the tank and click
the gas cap shut and drive off, the car won't
start back up again later. However, if I pump
gas and don't click it shut, just basically
tighten slightly but not all the way, the car is
fine. Ideas to what might cause this?
Sounds like a problem with the EVAP System. One of the hoses is likely collapsed or clogged. This will create a vacuum in the gas tank and the fuel pump won't be able to pump gas to the engine. Believe it or not I had a friend with a '74 Chevy that did the same thing. HTH. - Jim
Thanks Jim!!! I'll check that out! :)
You're welcome. Glad to help. Thank you for the best answer click. -Jim
Far be it for me to even chime in on this- Jim knows more than I do. I agree that it is an EVAP issue, but if the purge valve for the charcoal canister has failed, stuck closed, same result.
That's correct as well, Fordnut. Thanks for mentioning that! -Jim
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