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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-22-2011, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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Gas Cap/Engine Light

So everytime I fill up my car I do the whole click click click thing with the gas cap. But after a certain amount of time the CEL comes on. So whenever it comes on feel the gas cap and its on there all the way then I click a few more times. And then after that it goes off after about 20 miles. What the hell is happening...



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Your blinker fluid is low... haha jk



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Hey do you still have your stock headlights? And if you do do you want to sell them



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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-23-2011, 07:48 AM
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Get a new gas cap. Sometimes the seal goes. If it still happens, get an OBD2 reader and check the codes.

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I'm having the same trouble but I've put on a new gas cap and it still pops up from time to time.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-08-2011, 11:11 AM
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My balt has done that to me already but doesnt throw a CEL it just says CHECK GAS CAP on the information center . Bought a new cap from the local dealer for $21.00 and it hasnt done it since.. also I dont think your cap should click more than once when you turn it . if it does you have forced on and are grinding away the plastic teeth that lock your cap making it more loose .
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Also make sure the lip of your filler neck hasn't started to rust. If it has stick a rag in hole and run a fine steel wool on lip until nice and smooth then dab a little grease on lip and gas cap seal.

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