Car shuts off when gas cap on correctly

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Asked by Sep 29, 2015 at 11:48 PM about the 1994 Toyota Corolla DX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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?

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61,455

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

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Thanks Jim!!! I'll check that out! :)

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61,455

You're welcome. Glad to help. Thank you for the best answer click. -Jim

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149,045

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.

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61,455

That's correct as well, Fordnut. Thanks for mentioning that! -Jim

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