Car won't accelerate or move at all after filling the gasoline tank.

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Asked by Oct 08, 2012 at 06:41 PM about the 1999 Buick Century Custom

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

After filling up my gas tank, my 1999 buick century starts but wont move when  I press the accelerator.  AFter waiting a few minutes, it runs fine.  This has happened the last 3 times I filled up.  The check engine light was on the first time and I had a new PCV valve replaced.  Now it's doing it again.

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The check engine light is not on now, but the problem continues

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1 do you turn the vehicle off when filling it up. 2 what exactly is happening, nothing, engine revs, engine trys to rev but stumbles?

5 out of 5 people think this is helpful.
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The engine is turned off when fillin up. The engine starts but the accelerator is stuck and cannot be pressed until I l et the car sit for several minutes.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
33,375

Like the pedal wont go down when pushed? The throttle body is carboned up

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
20

thats a cable issue. easy fix

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