Car doesn't start immediately after getting gas?

Asked by Nov 17, 2016 at 11:01 AM about the 2009 Kia Rio5 SX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi. My 2009 Kia Rio won't start right after I get gas.  On the second or third try it starts but I have to floor it to get it to stay on. Then it's fine for the most part until I get gas again? Occasionally I get fumes while driving or the first start in the morning. Also the last time I filled my tank gas came back out like a waterfall after the gas pump had shut itself off but before I took it out??? Would this be the purge control??

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I think you have a problem with the EVAP system and the tank is not venting properly.

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evap purge valve and a gas cap

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Purge valve replacement and gas cap is what was wrong with my 09 kia rio sx. Id get gas or try to fill up and just wouldn't start. Took about 15 to 20 minutes of trying to turn over. My check gas cap light would come on and it made more sense after diagnosis.

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