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Bought locking gas cap and now check engine light comes on.

With the price of gas I bought a locking gas cap and cut (the plastic strap) the old one out and threw it away. Now after driving for about 5 miles the check engine light comes on-never came on before. I would love to buy a Bronco Gas Cap but cannot find one searching the web.

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I've alwayz been told by service repairmen at local dealerships, that the error code stems from an improper seal of the gas tank. The engine's computers sense it is not sealed completely, therefore giving you engine check codes. You might try visiting a local dealer to see if the manufacturer offers a lock cap specific to your car

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Well i dont think that would have anything to do with the gas cap and is a total coincidence. i would take the truck to advance auto parts or auto zone and have them scan the computer for codes

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