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Do you mean the switch that opens the gas flap???

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Car periodically dies and there is a gurgling sound when take gas cap off. Then either immediately or soon after the car starts. Put new fuel pump, gas cap and relay switch.

Maybe taking the gas cap off releases pressure on vacuum in the gas tank. I'd have to check your evap system. I'm just thinking out loud. Might be other issues?

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How to fix a stuck 2002 volkswagon gas cap

There is a second emergency release inside the trunk near the filler neck it has a wedge shaped plastic handle on a thin steel cable. Once open clean and lubricate the latch for the gas door.

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My 2001 catera out of the blue stopped running. I changed the crank shaft position sensor . I have been told it could be the gas cap preventing it from starting. the code P0455 comes up

P0450 Evap Emission Ctrl Sys Pres Sensor Error
P0451- Evap Emission Ctrl Sys Pres Sensor Range/Perf
P0452- Evap Emission Ctrl Sys Pres Sensor Lo Input
P0453- Evap Emission Ctrl Sys Pres Sensor Hi Input
P0454 Evap Emission Ctrl Sys Pres Sensor Interm
P0455- Evap Emission Ctrl Sys Gross Leak Detected
P0456- Evap Emission Ctrl Sys Very Small LeakDetected)
P0457 Evap Emission Ctrl Sys Leak (fuel cap loose/off)
P0458 Evaporative Emission Sys Purge Ctrl Valve Circ Low
P0459 Evaporative Emission Sys Purge Ctrl Valve CircHigh
P0460- Fuel Tank Level Indicator Circ Error
P0461- Fuel Level Sensor Circ Range/Per

P2408 Fuel Cap Sensor/Switch Circ
P2409 Fuel Cap Sensor/Switch Circ Range/Perf
P2410 Fuel Cap Sensor/Switch Circ Low
P2411 Fuel Cap Sensor/Switch Circ High
P2412 Fuel Cap Sensor/Switch Circ Interm/Erratic

Sep 17, 2012 | 2000 Cadillac Catera

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Canister and switching valve sticking toyota camry 2003

Then the gas cap was not the problem. Who told you top replace the gas cap? Will they take it back?

Jun 12, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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Code p0457...could you tell me what it is Sebring 2006 Chrysler

The PCM records the fuel level when the ignition key is turned off and then again when the ignition key is turn back on. This is done to monitor for fuel level increase. If a fuel level increase is detected and the EVAP Leak monitor is run and fails, the Loose Gas Cap DTC will set and the GAS CAP indicator will displayed in odometer to inform the vehicle operator that the cap is off of loose.
  • When Monitored:
  • Ignition on. Ambient Temperature between 4°C and 32°C (39°F and 89°F) Close Loop fuel system. Test runs after the medium leak test is inconclusive and the PCM has senses a fuel increase.
  • Set Condition: The PCM activates the EVAP Purge Solenoid to pull the EVAP system into a vacuum to close the NVLD switch. Once the NVLD switch is closed, the PCM turns the EVAP Purge Solenoid off to seal the EVAP system. If the NVLD switch reopens before the calibrated amount of time after a fuel tank fill, an error is detected. Two Trip Fault. Three good trips to turn off the MIL.
Possible Causes: LOOSE OR MISSING FUEL CAP bad gas cap or no gas cap merry christmas

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1989 Ford F150 Lariat Dual tanks...rear tank is dumping fuel out of the gas cap. Both tanks work, when ran off the rear with switch on the rear, gas started pumping out through the cap. Cap is...

Thet don't have a switching valve,the switch just turns on one pump or the other.
Ford dealer has a fix ,a short piece of line with a one way valve,just snaps on to both lines .simple install,just buy the part,they will know what you are talking about at the parts counter,

Nov 19, 2010 | 1989 Ford F 150

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Engine light


If you have a look underneath the fuel cap flap area, you should see a little black button. This switch is faulty and may need to be replaced.



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Own 2003 Infiniti G 35. No switch on inside car

well i have a g35 coupe, i dont know wich one you have if the sedan or coupe. The coupe doesnt have a switch, you just press it on corner of the gas cap and will open...

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Check gas cap light stays on, then off for a while, then on again

replace gas cap first, if not you have a vacuum leak, the sensor works on a negative pressure switch, you may have to remove the tank and have it checked for leaks

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