2006 Explorer hard starting after filling up fuel tank
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    Junior Member se93's Avatar
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    2006 Explorer hard starting after filling up fuel tank

    Greetings and Happy 2019 to all

    My 2006 Ford Explorer 4.0L V6 recently had the gas cap icon light up on the dash. After doing some research i went ahead and purchased a brand new motorcraft gas cap. After almost a month and removing the battery terminales to erase the error code, it stays on but strangely after filling up the fuel tank every time, when i try to start the engine, it studders and will not turn on. I need to start it up 4-5 times until it finally starts normally.

    What can be causing this?


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    Junior Member RobLew's Avatar
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    Looks like you're not getting much input. My 2004 doesn't have a problem starting after a fill, but it is a total pain to fuel it up! Sort of like spoon feeding the beast! It's a Flex-Fuel vehicle and when I had it on the hoist, I was amazed to see that the fill pipe is not very much larger than the fuel dispenser fill nozzle! I'm looking for any ideas about improving this situation. Hope you were able to find out what's going on. Have you read codes, if any? Sounds like an EVAP situation to me.

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