Problem starting after fueling have to give it to start
Every time I pump gas I have problems starting my 2010 traverse I have to give it gas and keep it over 1000 rpm for almost a minute in order to get my truck going and not cutting off on me and now sometimes just parked sounds like if it wants to cut of.I took it to get check engine light check and they told me it was a sensor above the gas tank
My car has 130000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.
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Hello. All modern cars are equipped with an Evaporative Emission Control (EVAP) system. The EVAP system prevents fuel vapors from the fuel tank from escaping into the atmosphere. The EVAP system collects and temporarily stores the fuel vapors in the charcoal canister. The charcoal canister is filled with activated carbon pellets that can absorb the fuel vapors.
When the engine is running, the fuel vapors are purged from the canister and burned in the engine. The vent control valve (solenoid) controls the flow of outside air in and out of the charcoal canister. One side of the vent valve is connected to the charcoal canister. The other side is connected to the vent hose that has a filter or screen at the end and is attached to the car body or frame. In some cars, the vent valve is attached to the canister. In others, it’s installed separately near the canister.
The vent valve is controlled by the engine computer (PCM). Normally the vent valve is open. It closes when the engine computer tests the EVAP system for leaks. If a leak in the EVAP system is detected, the Check Engine light will illuminate on the dash and the trouble code related to the problem will be stored in the engine computer. A professional from YourMechanic can check the code and pinpoint the correct repairs for the hard starting issue.
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Error code P0496 simply indicates high purge flow. This means that more air is flowing into the charcoal canister, which triggers an increase in fuel vapor channeled to the engine.
Another symptom commonly associated with a bad vapor canister purge solenoid is difficulty starting the car. Again, if a vacuum leak is created as a result of any problem with the canister purge solenoid, that may cause the vehicle to have difficulty starting reliably.
Hello, typically, an evaporative emission system vapor leak will not prevent the vehicle from starting. It may cause a check engine light — but many things can cause a check engine light to illuminate.
This code, which is one of the many OBD-II codes that can trigger the Check Engine Light, may not present any driving issues and won`t affect the safety of your vehicle, but it can result in engine damage if left unchecked.
A difficult start could be due to a number of things, from a dying battery to a faulty starter. But if your vehicle has a hard time starting after sitting for just a few hours, it can cause an extra layer of confusion. When this happens, one of the most common causes is low fuel pressure.
The most common causes for EVAP leaks include bad seals and O-rings, a failing purge valve, a damaged hose or vent, or a defective leak detection pump. As you might have guessed, there`s no real way to prevent one of those components from failing unless you`d like to regularly replace components of your fuel system.
P0443 is a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) defined as “Evaporative Emission Control System Purge Control Valve Circuit Malfunction.”
If you see a P0442 evaporative emission system leak detected code, you may be able to resolve the problem without much effort. The easiest solution may be to remove and reaffix the gas cap. Once you do, clear the code on the OBD-II diagnostic scanner and drive for a few days.
Symptoms of Bad Gas
If you`ve already inspected the gas cap, the problems you are having may be due to contaminated gasoline. If the car, truck, or SUV has difficulty starting, will not accelerate, or just isn`t running right, then you might just have contaminated gas.
The main cause is a faulty purge valve. Other common causes include a disconnected or clogged purge line, circuit issues like loose connections or damaged wires, or problems with the control module. Other problems with the EVAP system could also cause issues with the purge flow.
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Hi there, thanks for writing in. Several early 80’s Ford’s swapped from carburetor to fuel injected engines; including your ’84 Ford Escort. However, there were two different fuel systems available that year. If your Escort has the fuel injected engine, one item I’d check is the EGR valve or clean the throttle body.
Both systems impact fuel delivery into the engine and if they are dirty or clogged with excessive carbon build up, can starve the engine to create this type of issue. If it’s the carburetor version, the carburetor might need to be rebuilt, or may be an issue with float bowls inside the carb.
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It sounds like you may have an air leak present in your EVAP system. When an air leak is present in the EVAP system, the MAP (Manifold Absolute Pressure) sensor will not be able to determine the air density, and the MAF sensor will not be able to determine the volume of air, entering the engine correctly. This will lead to an over fueling situation or an under fueling situation depending on the size of the air leak and engine operating speeds and load. This may eventually lead to catalytic converter problems as well as misfiring problems. As you may know, if the MAP sensor is not working properly, depending on the severity of the air leak (and the related adjustments the MAP sensor is making to try and compensate for this), this may in fact cause the motor not to start. I would recommend having an expert from Your Mechanic come to your location to diagnose and inspect your vehicle.
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A fuel pressure test would be a good idea to verify correct pressure and so that you’d be able to eliminate that possibility. It should be 58psi on your Magnum.
I also recommend getting your battery tested (I know, it’s new, have it tested anyway) and be sure it’s charged to at least 75%. And yes, loose battery cable connections can result in electrical problems.
If you need some assistance with this, consider enlisting a certified mechanic who can perform the checks I’ve mentioned and diagnose your starting issue firsthand. The mechanic can then perform the necessary repairs once the problem has been isolated. Good luck.
Engine does not start after fueling
It sounds like your car’s evaporative emissions system may have some problems. The EVAP system prevents fuel vapors from the fuel tank from escaping into the atmosphere as you are fueling your car and while the fuel just sits in the tank. The EVAP system collects and temporarily stores the fuel vapors in the charcoal canister. The charcoal canister is filled with activated carbon pellets that can absorb the fuel vapors. When the engine is running, the fuel vapors are purged from the canister and burned in the engine. The vent control valve (solenoid) controls the flow of outside air in and out of the charcoal canister. When this is not working properly, you may experience the gas pump shutting off prematurely causing it to take a very long time to fill up your fuel tank. This is due to the excess fuel vapor that is present when the purge solenoid is not working properly by releasing these vapors. The gas pumps at the fuel station have automatic sensors on them (for safety reasons) that shut off automatically when too much fuel vapor is present. I would recommend having an expert from Your Mechanic come to your home to take a look at your car to diagnose your EVAP purge solenoid.
My car stutter starts, but only after driving it for a few minutes.
Hey there. This may also be caused by what is called the fuel pressure regulator. This is a unit that helps to maintain the fuel pressure at the proper level. When this is not working properly, the fuel pump may be pumping properly, but the fuel may not arrive at the fuel injectors at the proper psi. When this happens, this can cause a lean fuel condition which may cause the car to hesitate, misfire, or stall. If you would like to have an expert pinpoint the issue, a certified professional from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to inspect the hard start problem and confirm which repairs are needed.