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2005 Ford Tarus Check fuel cap light

I bought my 2005 tarus yesterday and nothing was wrong, but then all of a sudden the check fuel cap light came on. well i filled the tank and i put the cap on tight and still the light remains. I did notice that the gray cover the the cap goes over has a crack on the side. mabey that might be it but dont know what to do. Please advise.

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  • ckmodele Aug 10, 2008

    my fuel light and brake light came on. It is random when these lights are on. I took it to Advance Auto Parts and they ran their machine to determine what the codes mean. I was told that I should probably replace the fuel cap and then see what happens. The lights did not come on after I had gassed up my car, it was the nex day or days later. I plan to replace the fuel cap next week and hopefully that will alleviate the issue.



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I don't think this will help but I'm willing to share my experience. My gas cap light stays on all the time. I was told to buy a new gas cap. (from different stores I bought 5). Everytime I would replace the cap the light would go away for a day or 2 but returned and is still on. The Dealership said it has been happening but nothing to worry about. I have had no troubles because of it, just annoying.

Posted on Aug 09, 2009


Did you have the car running when put gas in it if so have the light turn off by shop

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