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Would evaporation leak cause check engine light to come on and what is an evaporation leak and how to repair it

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It's not easy to find on your own you have to have a smoke machine to run through the system so better leave that up to a shop. BUT try to tighten your gas cap first if you just filled up when the light came on this will set a light!

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