will not let gas pump steady instead i have to pump it slowly to pump gas what is my solution

20

Asked by Jan 16, 2014 at 06:45 PM about the 2003 Kia Optima SE V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

7 Answers

okay the vapor vent valve ain't workin' https://www.google.com/#q=2003+Kia+Optima+SE+V6+vapor+vent+valve&t bm=shop&spd=1988718735190947557

5 people found this helpful.
Best Answer Mark helpful

the ole VVV~

3 people found this helpful.

look underneath to where the gas fill is...near the tank...will have an electrical connection and several vacuum connections to it...check to make sure it's plugged in~

4 people found this helpful.
20

thank you

2 people found this helpful.
22,155

Good call judge

1 people found this helpful.

the thing that makes the valve turn off or on still puzzles me....like when you close the cap and vacuum is now controlling the emission supposed to store that fuel laden fumes into the charcoal canister (that's what it does)...then when you remove the cap....there should be a "sucking" sound as the emissions control system has everything under control....when you release the cap...the solenoid should vent to the canister...if it does not do that....you're in that situation now~ the damned thing ain't opening up to the canister~ sounds like an electrical problem~

1 people found this helpful.
10

Location of Vapor vent valve on 204 Kia optima

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

Optima

Looking for a Used Optima in your area?

CarGurus has 30,245 nationwide Optima listings starting at $2,295.

ZIP:

Kia Optima Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,150
  • #2
    kc07kia
    Reputation
    480
  • #3
    James Warner
    Reputation
    460
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Hyundai Sonata
387 Great Deals out of 47,831 listings starting at $1,900
Used Honda Accord
566 Great Deals out of 103,985 listings starting at $950
Used Toyota Camry
759 Great Deals out of 73,416 listings starting at $1,195
Used Nissan Altima
745 Great Deals out of 66,933 listings starting at $1,625
Used Chevrolet Malibu
489 Great Deals out of 51,744 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Civic
376 Great Deals out of 49,269 listings starting at $1,499
Used Nissan Maxima
211 Great Deals out of 16,570 listings starting at $1,650
Used Hyundai Elantra
468 Great Deals out of 48,599 listings starting at $1,700
Used Mazda MAZDA6
176 Great Deals out of 13,195 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Impala
384 Great Deals out of 25,757 listings starting at $950
Used Kia Sorento
388 Great Deals out of 31,629 listings starting at $2,250
Used Toyota Corolla
623 Great Deals out of 66,697 listings starting at $900

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Kia Optima For Sale
22 Great Deals out of 16,342 listings starting at $13,995
2017 Kia Optima For Sale
74 Great Deals out of 2,589 listings starting at $11,900
2016 Kia Optima For Sale
43 Great Deals out of 1,959 listings starting at $9,390
2015 Kia Optima For Sale
127 Great Deals out of 4,792 listings starting at $7,991
2014 Kia Optima For Sale
34 Great Deals out of 1,251 listings starting at $7,432

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.