Hello Scotty, First I wanted to say I've never tried to directly ask for help because you post so…

Sam_aka_hoodmonsa

Hello Scotty, First I wanted to say I've never tried to directly ask for help because you post so many videos that all I've had to do I watch and leave a thank you with a thumbs up. Unfourtanly I've came across an issue that has baffled all our local shops and eventually the dealership as well. I have an issue with a 2004 KIA Optima. The car has been well decent, but a couple years after buying an issue came up with the fuel system (or possible some type of sensor in the fill neck?) it's the strangest thing i've came across. If the car is taken to a gas station and you put any amount of fuel in it it will not start untill the battery is disconnected for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour. Supposedly kia said it could be a sensor issue and put it on a dianogstic tool and claims that there were no trouble codes. Now if we take and fill up a plastic gast can with a long plastic fill on it the car will start right back up after doing this. (we originally assumed it would do as it did at the gas station so we figured why not just grab a can and save the trouble of sitting on a gas station lot. Surprisingly after using the can just out of curiousity I tried to start it back up and it did with out any issues. Now several times we decided to try getting fuel at a station again thinking "well it must be some isolated issue" however it did the same thing and has several times with no one being able to answer why we can use a can at home or on a lot but not the actual gas pump. We've even tried it with different and newer systems thinking again there must be sometime glitching or shorting that they dealer shop missed. I've worked on cars all of my adult life and have never not been able to track down an issue (especially after I discovered you and subscribed many moons ago so to speak) I'm just baffled trying to track down what it could be and now since our every day car is disabled we've had to depend souly on this car and this is like a decade of research and asking other "Professsionals" but due to being dependant on this car now its become a grave issue trying to keep gas in it by filling cans and carrying them around. I am desperate and I truly hope this will find you and maybe you have some insight (as normally you know about everything) Please help I'm mentally wore out trying to get it resolved on my own and I need your expertise to even give me a possible answer. I would be in your debt forever or anyone that may see this...please help.. if anyone has any ideas my personal email is Samhood76@gmail.com and I'm willing to give a phone number if someone or you need to directly speak to me. I live as far south in Illinois where the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers meet so basically I live in a town called Cairo,Illinois which is in real decline...I know thats now really realivant but if I didn't need the car so bad right now there is a good chance the mighty Mississippi would wind up shipping it to New Orleans or the Gulf of Mexico..LOL Thank your for your time sincerely Sam Hood.. (Please Please Help me...anyone)

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ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

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putting gas in activates the evap anti pollution system. SO, it has to be a problem in that, like a bad evap vent valve or other problem in that system. But really, over time, kia makes poor vehicles and does not stand behind them at their dealerships here in t he US.

Sam_aka_hoodmonsa
Sam_aka_hoodmonsa

Seriously, Soctty if you don't have time to answer, I'm literally begging in front of the full public for answers...anyone help if it works I'm willing to make a paypal or any of the other donation options to you or someone , anyone that helps me solve this issue that's so old I should have had some answers in the past decade. So anyone that wants to contact me or comment I'm very open minded...thank you to anyone reading this.