The gas cap indicator came on frequently. Then the check engine light came on. There was an emission issue code, so I cleared the error and replaced the gas cap. It happened again the next day. Gas cap indicator until eventually the check engine light came on again. What's the issue. I've been told it is a simple system and it's probably a loose hose. What's my next step? I really don't have the money to take it into a shop.
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2007 Buick LaCrosse
Question: Why does the check engine light stay on after replacing the gas cap?
Answer #1mastertech6371 September 20, 2011, 19:38Master
it is not a simple system. it is complicated. you have a large leak in the evap system and you need a shop with a smoke machine and a scanner. do not clear the code as the tech will need to see the saved freeze frame data to help with the diag.
Answer #2chinasinoy September 20, 2011, 20:25Journeyman
you need to check out the code first, then you can narrow the car problem, you can go to the auto zone, they check for free.