Shaking 2003 Kia Sorento

Shaking engine, a strong vapor smell and having a hard time to start my 2003 Kia Sorento.

Hi Scotty! Thank you so much for your work! I have a 2003 Kia Sorento. These cars suffer from a few things, one of them is the charcoal canister, which I changed along with the vent solenoid and purge valve. Since then I've been experiencing a shaking in the engine, a strong vapor smell and i'm having a hard time to start the engine; the gas milleage has dropped considerably and I feel that the car has lost power. When it doesn't start I have to press the gas pedal and that way I can make it start! I disconnected the hose that returns to the tank from the charcoal canister because my theory is that at the end of that hose is some kind of filter (Vent Valve Image) that must be filled with some loose charcoal pellets...!?! If it has nothing to do with the charcoal canister/vapor system, what else I should be focusing on?!

Thanks a lot!


yea, those pellets often break loose and then serious cleaning and parts replacement is needed. Check that first