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Can't Put Gas in Car [Jul. 1st, 2015|04:51 pm]
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I realize this community has been inactive since 2013, but I'm hoping some of the members may still be watching and can answer.

I apologize if this is unclear, I know very little about cars. We have a 2003 Hyundai Elantra. A couple months ago it had a fuel leak. The repair shop replaced a line, the canister, and a valve. The car ran great and everything seemed fine until we noticed the check engine light had come on. The repair shop told us the sensor just needed to be reset. Okay... but then the fuel tank was running low and my husband went to fill the tank. The gas poured right back out and wouldn't go in the tank. Back to the repair shop. They told us that they put the valve on wrong, simple fix, and we thought we were good to go again. This time the car seemed fine for a week or two. We were able to fill the tank once. And then the same problem popped up... the check engine light came back on and the fuel would pour right back out when we tried to put any in the tank. Back to the repair shop again. This time they replaced the valve. And again the car was doing great for a couple weeks. We filled the tank a couple times without a problem. But once again, the check engine light came on and we were no longer able to put gas in the tank.

We plan on taking the car to a different shop to get a second opinion, but in the meantime... does anyone here have any ideas what could be going on here? Could the repair shop have caused this problem? It didn't start until we took it in for the fuel leak. We'd like to get them to fix it because their work is warrantied, but if this is over their heads we'll have to take it to a different shop.

Thank you in advance for any suggestions or ideas.