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Thread: Pumps Gas, starts car, rough idle, Dead!!!

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    Pumps Gas, starts car, rough idle, Dead!!!

    Alright so what the heck is going on here???

    My girlfriend drives a 2000 Toyota Celica with the 5 speed manual, and every time she puts gas in it(doesn't matter how much) and goes to start it, it idles rough then dies:confused:

    This only happens at the station. Once she starts driving its fine until shes back at the pumps!!!!!
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    sounds like the either the in tank filter is pluged or the pick up screen is messed up. Drive the car till tank is empty, drop tank and inspect.
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    ahhhh

    i was hoping i wouldnt have to drop that tank!!! oh welll

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    Purge solenoid is stuck open and is 'flooding' the intake when you fill up. Once the flood clears, the engine runs fine.
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    Checked for TSB's, nothing. I like the theory about the purge staying open, but as I recall the vent tubes are mounted to the top of the tank,and go through the charcoal canister before being plumbed to the intake. You could pinch the evap line off (unless it's that stupid hard plastic stuff) next time you fill up and see if it stalls again.

    Just to be clear - it only happens after refilling? Or is that the only time she's restarting it hot? Perhaps test it; Full run to work, shut down, wait 2-3 minutes and restart it.

    The only other thing I can think of is some vehicles monitor the fuel level when shut down, and check again when started back up. If there's a measured increase in fuel level, the system does a vacuum test on the evaporative system (tank, lines, cans...) to make sure the cap is on tight. If there's a problem with this test, then the engine may be getting unmetered air in THROUGH the evap system. This should set a code in any event and you have not mentioned the Check Engine light being on.
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    thanks for all the info guys!!! very helpfull indeed!


    And yes only happens after refueling(doesnt have to be a full tank either)

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