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Re: check engine light
Please advise what was done to justify the $1,000 charge. What exactly was done, and do you have the current codes for why the light is back on? If not, go an AutoZone & they will scan if for you. Get this info back to me so that I may assist you better.
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Your problem is most likely coming from your gas cap. Your vehicle's gas cap may seem tight, but the rubber washer around the inner edge of the gas cap may be defective. Go purchase another gas cap for your car at one of the nearest auto part's location's nearest you. Change the gas cap and reset your vehicle's computer by taking the positive terminal off for a minute and replace the battery cable back on the vehicle. This method reset's your vehicle's computer. If the gas cap is the main problem, your check engine light won't come back on and your problem is solved. Gas is highly combustible and dangerous. always use precaution's when doing any work on your vehicle that require's working with any part's associated with any part's of the gas emission's system including the gas tank, gas cap, purge solenoid, charcoal canister, fuel filter, fuel pump, etc., etc. the gas smell can also be coming from a broken or faulty rubber gas line or the metal clamp's connected to the rubber hose's located between the gas tank fill valve and the gas tank itself. there are several black rubber gas hose's associated with the gas tank. have a qualified technician check the gas emission's system for any and all leak's gas also evaporate's fast, do to the combustibility again always use caution when attempting any and all repair's requiring checking the gas or emission's evaporation system. Sincerely Crystopper.
i had the same problem, replaced several components spending a few hundred dollars. no luck. finally put in a four dollar bottle of 108 octane booster and a half tank of premium gas, disconnected the battery for two minutes to turn off engine light, drove it 60 miles, light stayed off, passed emissions test easily. still no light, problem solved.
The infamous 'Check Engine' light turns on for any of several reasons. Some are incredibly simple to fix and should be checked before you spend anything going to a dealer or mechanic. Most newer vehicles have a gas tank pressure sensing monitor which will give an inaccurate error and turn on the light if your gas cap is not replaced properly. Unscrew the gas cap completely and replace, making sure to tighten it securely. Start the car and check the light again.
Other things to check yourself are the fluid levels making sure that filler caps are properly secured.
If after trying all the DIY fixes the light remains on you'll need to take it a mechanic. With any luck, one of the DIY fixes will work and save you $$$
The most common cause of this is the gas cap not being tightened completely after re-fueling or a worn rubber gasket on the cap.Remove the gas cap and turn it over and check the gasket if it looks like it's not worn put the gas cap back on and then tighten it until it clicks several times, then it make take a little while before the check engine light goes off. If this still happens shortly after tightening the gas cap have the check engine code read at an Automotive Parts store. Some stores have the code readers and they'll get what the code means and advise you at that point.
first change the gas cap. and no,spewing gas doesn't cause this problem. pumping gas with the car running can. you could have a leak in one of the lines, so listen for a air leak before you start spending unnessesary money
I posted a solution for another person with an Impala that had a problem with the car intermittently not starting. If you can find that post and follow those instructions that will solve your not starting problem. As far as the check engine light coming on the other persons are correct. It is much better to go to an Autozone and have them pull the trouble codes. Once you have those and can post them then one of us can give you some advice as to how to solve the problem. You can also take it to a professional garage and they can check it out and give you more detailed one on one professional advice as to what the problem is. If you just guess at these things you can spend a lot of time, money, and frustration for nothing. Good luck!