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I have a 2008 pacifice touring the engine light come on went it get on a 1/2 tank of gas

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Try tightening the gas cap until it clicks 3 or 4 times

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SOURCE: doesnt always start, but lights, radio, AC/heat does come on.

First place to check is the battery. Old ones can push your lights , radio, etc, but the starter is the real load. . Can verify this by using jumper cables to a running vehicle and watch your machine fire right up! The reason mornings are the worst, is the battery has had the most time to discharge, and it is probably cooler outside.

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SOURCE: when i went to get gas, after i filled my tank,

the sending unit in the gas tank has failed, pull the gas tank and replace it.

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SOURCE: gas gauge malfunction and engine light stays on

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!

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SOURCE: I accidently put premuim gas in ny 02Protege (only

you have no reson to worry when you start putting regular gas in the computer sould reset after 3 tripsif that is why your check engine mil is on.

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SOURCE: 1/4 tank full of gas...hesitation symptoms in drive

tune up

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I would replace the cap first.
The code means the computer can not vent the fuel tank to the vapor canister because there is a leak somewhere. The most common spot is the gas cap.
If a new cap does not fix the problem, you would need to have someone check all of the hoses and valves for a leak, including the gasket on top of the gas tank.
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There is a TSB for this issue ( TSB 08-2-9 ).

The problem is high sulfur content fuel will cause a problem with the fuel level sending unit, and cause it to read incorrectly.

The 2 times I had this happen, I was not at my normal brand fuel ( had it happen with Shell fuel both times ).

I fueled at 1/2 tank with my normal brand, and then after another 1/2 tank fueled again, and the problem went away.

If you want, the TSB lists new revision fuel level senders, that you can drop the fuel tank, and replace your exiting one with to cure the problem.

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