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S2000 2005 20,000 miles. Runs perfect except... when I fill…

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S2000 2005 20,000 miles. Runs perfect except... when I fill it full of gas it initially wants to stall/sputter/die. This goes on for about 20-30 seconds after starting it two three times and then runs great again until if put gas in it. Auto zone checked through the OBD port and said there is a vacuum issue. Any ideas?

Mechanic's Assistant: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?

Runs perfect- starts fine after initial fill up start issue

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your S2000 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Would like to have someone say "it's the ____ you need to replace it" and yes I would do it myself

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Pretty much that simple....

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Mechanic for Honda: Honda-Man, Honda Mechanic replied 11 months ago

Without going through a complicated diagnosis with special tools I would say replace the purge solenoid. It can cause a vacuum leak and your problem. It's what allows the fuel vapor to enter the intake manifold. It is meant to be open only when controlled by the ECM. If it's stuck open it can allow vapors causing a over rich condition. My manual does not have instructions for replacing it. It's really easy just one connector, and the hose fittings. It pulls out of the rubber grommet. Click HERE for the parts information. This is the best advice without diagnosing.

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