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How do I reset the check engine light on a 2004 dodge stratus. It was caused by a loose gas cap.

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Remove the battery connectors for 10 minutes.

That should do the trick.

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Most auto parts stores offer free reading and resets of engine lights. Just call a local parts store and see is they have the capabilities and they will tell you what turned the light on. Premium gas should not cause a check engine light but not tightening the gas cap enough will.

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I have a 2000 dodge dakota quad cab (4.7L / V*). My check engine light kept coming on after tightening the loose gas cap. I purchases a new gas cap specifically for my truck and the light came on again...

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