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1998 Nissan Sentra Question: Slow fueling (nozzle trips often), noticed "service engine" light on

 

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Alfee, San Bruno, CA, July 11, 2011, 18:26
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Fueling nozzle trips during refuel, at the same time, the "Service Engine Light" came up. Not coincidental. Did not see air leak in fuel tank though because when I removed the fuel cap after parking the car overnight (with car use the day before), the sucking sound lasts 10-15 seconds, so it doesn't sound like a gasket leak in the fuel tank. What is the best approach to solving the problem?

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    Visitor, July 11, 2011, 18:56

    The sucking sound is normal. It's actually vacuum/or vapor from tank. The service engine light might or not be related with the issue, Evaporation system problems. You need to bring in to a shop to have it look at.
    You can contact us at brakeplusinc.com

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    Alfee, July 12, 2011, 17:40
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    Are you located in the Bay area? What is the cost for repair in the worst case scenario? Or the best case?

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    mastertech6371 July 11, 2011, 18:58
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    it sounds like a failed vent solenoid. it is supposed to be open when the motor is off for fueling. you need a shop with a scan tool and a smoke machine to verify.

    Roy

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    Alfee, July 12, 2011, 17:43
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    Hi Roy,

    Thanks for the answer! What's the worst and best case scenario cost wise for diagnoise and repair? Do you know of a shop in the Bay area I can have it check?

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    mastertech6371, July 12, 2011, 17:46
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    unfortunately, i am from the phila. pa area. worst case would be the canister with the solenoid. best case is just a bad solenoid. dont have the prices here now for the parts but it is a little pricy.

    Roy

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