gas tank issue

Asked by Oct 10, 2014 at 12:58 PM about the 2007 Kia Spectra EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have an 07 kia spectra with180k miles. I cannot fill the tank with gas all the way because if I do the car tends to hesitate a lot. Do you know what would be causing this? And I've tried with different gas stations too.

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Your EVAP charcoal canister may not be being purged properly and is saturated with liquid gasoline, and when the intake vacuum tries to purge it, it's running way rich. So: Do you have any black smoke from tailpipe upon startup, and is your CEL on? Maybe the EVAP purge valve

no black smoke, the only code i get is P420 for my catalyst converter, which im just going to clean first.

My evalve has a hole in it how can i get it fixed order that part evap flow of my gas fuel when I put gas in it doesn't crank what can I do

It's a KIA design flaw, I changed my charcoal canister and It still happened. Looked into it further and found out its a factory design flaw and no recall has been issued. I have an a2007 SX so I don't fill all the way.

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