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My check engine light came on and i took it to auto zone who ran the testing.. 1) EVAP leak 2) blocked purge line 3) faulty purge 4) line leakage 5) fuel cap do i take it to dealership? and/or how long can i drive w/out having it fixed?

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  • David Melrose May 11, 2010

    check your fuel cap o-ring seal. It is a black rubber looking seal that seals between the threaded portion of the cap and the top of the gas tank fill inlet. If the seal is cracked or missing, the tank won't pressurize properly (it will leak air through the bad seal) and your check engine light will come on. If the seal looks okay, make sure you are tightening the fuel cap properly after filling with gas. It should be tightened until you hear at least 3 "clicks". This ensures the o-ring seal is compressed enough to seal properly. You can probably drive your vehicle for some time in this condition but you will not be able to pass an emissions test unless you have the code erased. It usually takes two driving trips (at least) to reset the code so if you erase the code and have it immediately tested, you might just pass.



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The dealer will be the only one with the ability to scan it properly. it is an enviromental issue, and is checked when you go to renew you plate sticker, at an e-test. so if you don't need an e-test anytime soon, it won't effect the running of the car.but it will have to be fixed befor your next e-test

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