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My 2009 enclave works great with one exception, each time I fuel up the car has trouble starting. The car will crank and crank but not turn over. It takes a couple attempts to get it to fire up. Has anyone else had this problem?
 

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It's the purge valve. There are 100's of threads on this. 10 minute fix, $20 to $25 part.

This thread talks about it, as a video at the end of how to do it.


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It's almost certainly in stock at your local parts store for a little more money if you don't want to wait for shipping. Well, normally it would be in stock. Who knows now with this economy. There's definitely one sitting in a shipping container on a ship outside a port in LA. ;)
 

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I didn’t read the other threads, but I replaced a few purge valves under the same condition. Someone finally told me how sensitive it is. DO NOT “top off” or “round up” when filling your tank. When the pump stops, do not add another cent’s worth! I’ve had my ‘08 for 8 years, but I didn’t know about this until about 5 years ago. After replacing 4 valves in 3 years, I haven’t had anymore issues.
 
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