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Filled gas tank up then forced about 25 cent more gas into tank.

Filled gas tank up then forced about 25 cents more gas into tank then drove car about 2 miles then engine shut off and check engine light came on. did i force to much gas into tank? if so how do i correct problem?

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First step, make sure the gas cap is tight,do this and let me know if this works, then we will proceed with troubleshooting

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