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Hi there - I have been searching the threads, but I did not find a similar situation. I have no problems pumping gas in, but the entire car cabin smells very strongly of gas after filling up. It seems to come from the area of the charcoal canister. No dripping of gas, no puddles... Did a smoke test, no leaks showed up anywhere (according to the mechanic). I do not want to start throwing parts at this to fix it - where should I start, and in what order should I throw parts? Thanks in advance! 03 elantra GT sedan, 70k
 

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good to see you're not into throwing parts at it :) way too much of that going on.

its likely that the charcoal canister has become saturated with liquid fuel and needs to be replaced. there may be liquid fuel in the system causing it to not function correctly.

the single largest cause of this failure is 'topping off' the tank after the pump clicks off. owner's manual states to never do this. the added fuel can enter the EVAP system soaking into the charcoal canister.
 
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