Sonata Fuel Tank Air Filter

Discussion in 'Hyundai Sonata' started by Marc, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. Marc

    Marc Guest

    I've got a 2006 Sonata LX approaching 30,000 miles. Both the Hyundai
    web site and owners manual say to change the "Fuel Tank Air Filter".
    I've never heard of this type of part. I've tried to google it and
    nothing comes up. Anybody have any ideas of what it is and does it
    really have to be changed?
    Marc, Apr 28, 2007
  2. Marc

    hyundaitech Guest

    I'm pretty sure they're talking about the canister air filter. If it gets
    clogged, your tank won't be able to properly vent fuel vapors through the
    charcoal canister. When this occurs, you may have difficulty filling the
    tank, or the check engine lamp may come on, or both. I've only seen
    three cars that had canister filter failures. I think the common theme
    driving in dirty and dusty areas.
    hyundaitech, Apr 28, 2007
  3. Marc

    deck1 Guest

    and where is the cannister and where can I get new filter?
    deck1, Apr 28, 2007
  4. Marc

    hyundaitech Guest

    The location of the canister varies by model. On many, it's at the left
    rear corner of the vehicle. I'd suspect the canister filter will be a
    dealer only item.
    hyundaitech, Apr 30, 2007
  5. Marc

    PMDR Guest

    That may be correct for the Sonata. There was a thread on one of the
    message boards about insulating the fuel filler tube to minimize the
    sloshing noise. Apparently getting at that tube involves removing the
    left-rear wheel well liner. It was mentioned that removing that liner
    also gives access to the mysterious fuel tank air filter. ymmv.
    PMDR, May 1, 2007
  6. Marc

    Deck Guest

    The thread started about filter on 06 sonata V6, this is what the question
    alludes to! Is it on the left rear corner of that car?
    Deck, May 2, 2007
  7. Yes, near the filler. If you go to they show a diagram
    Edwin Pawlowski, May 2, 2007
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