About 2 months ago my engine light came on, went off, came on, went off and now stays on continually. I also get a message to "tighten fuel cap" and no one has messed with it for a few days. Also...my lighter ports are not working? Any ideas?
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Re: Engine Light/tighten fuel cap
Sounds like your fuel cap needs to be replaced, there is a rubber seal in there to which keeps fuel pressure up, when this seal goes bad you get a drop in pressure and your engine light will come on. Replace the cap with a new one. As far as your lighter ports that is probably due to a blown fuse and unrelated to the fuel cap issue.
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If you refueled your vehicle with the engine running, this is what caused the light to come on. Otherwise, your fuel cap may not be on correctly. Check your fuel cap and make sure it is installed correctly. Be sure that it "Clicks" when you tighten it. Then drive the car for a couple days and the light should go out on its own. If it does not go off in 2 or 3 days, then you need to have your evaporative emissions (fuel tank) system checked for leaks.
If the Service Engine Soon Light is on continuously there is a serious problem with one of the systems of your engine. Have it checked as soon as possible. Unfortunately, it could leave you stranded which will be very inconvenient.
I had check engine light and TRAC OFF. OBD-II MIL code was P1133 which is Air Fuel Ratio Sensor Response Malfunction and scanned by AutoZone. After disconnecting the battery for 10-15 minutes, the lights went off. I cleaned the gas cap and tightened it firmly. For the last 400 miles, the lights have not come back. When scanning using Snap-on one, no code was detected. I think gas cap was the reason for the lights.
You'll first need to obtain the trouble codes that are stored. Once you get the codes you'll be able to determine what the exact problem is and formulate a solution. Any auto parts store will be able to connect an OBDII scanner if you can't get one yourself.
take pos.battery cable loose from battery for 10 seconds and put it back, clears all computer codes, if it comes on again, go to auto zone for a free computer check, they will tell you what it is and how to fix it, hope this is some help to you,
This is a common problem with Malibu's. It is due to cheap metal in the fuel gage that corrodes. Chevrolet knows about this but they refuse to issue a fix. The check engine light staying on and the faulty fuel gage are related. This is a defect and they need to recall this part! Raise hell with the dealership!
Sorry your going to have to change the gas cap. You can try spraying WD-40 to the rubber seal on the gas cap to get you some more months out of it, the seals get hard and don't seal any more. Good luck