Problem Description and Possible Solution
Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.
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Average mileage: 100,612 (18,000–197,000)
11 model years affected: 1998
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80 people reported this problem
So the tighten fuel cap warning came on in the window where the odometer usually reads, went off in a few minutes. The next day this happened again and then the engine light came on later. Test at the dealership showed leak, recapped the gas tank, dealership cleared the code and it was fine. Until two days later the light came on again and the same dealership tested it and found an EVAP code again and the fix would be to replace the purge valve because it was staying open. $200 later and the engine light is on again. Ugh! Tired of putting so much cash into this 8 year old car...
Check engine light comes on had a check ran on it and it came back that it was the gas cap I replaced gas cap but problem still occurs
check engine light is on all the time
Check engine light comes on had it checked twice and the reading says EVAP system Malfunction and small system EVAP LEAK DETECTED.
NEW GAS CAP AND DISCONECT THE NEG CABLE ON THE BATTERY TO GET THE LITE OFF
Check engine light keeps coming on has been checked at dealership. Mechanic said gas cap is causing problem. So off to get a new cap.
My engine light was on and I checked the gas cap. It was not screwing on prperly and would pull right off. The engine light turned off as soon as I replaced it and started to drive off.
The check engine light started coming on and I had heard that it could be a problem with the fuel cap. I tried tightening it up when I fueled up and this helped for awhile. Now it stays loose and the light stays on, guess it is the firt vehicle that I've ever owned that had a sensor in the gas cap or a gas cap that didn't fit right. I also found out that this will cause the fuel gauge to work crazy, too.
BAD FAN CLUTCH! I've had this problem twice. First time at around 60,000 miles. Now again at 228,000 miles. I realize that at 228,000 miles things are going to need replaced or repaired from time to time, but it seems that all of the repairs that I have had to make are repeats of things that I have already repaired peviously. The fan clutch, rotors, linkage, tail-lights & I'm on my third new gas cap. Not to mention that Ozzy Osbourne has been held hostage in the CD player for the last three years! LOL! Actually, I feel like I can't complain too much because given all the miles I've put on my car for the most part it has been a very reliable car. It's never left me stranded anywhere **fingers crossed** and has never felt the cold cruel hook of a tow truck. I will drive it until it falls apart around me because I LOVE IT!
Loose cap. Now cap harder to open and shut. Light can still cime on
Check engine light on for a long time. Replace the fuel cap and it's been off ever since with the exception of a few times when I let the fuel run very low.
my check engine light came on ,checked gas cap
ive found that the wiring harnes to the vapor caister is too short and breaks wire connection
engine keeps coming on onstar say check fuel cap did took it to mechanic stayed off for a couple of days but back on again.
Check engine light has been on for a long time because of the gas cap. It has been replaced now three times and still shows up on a scan. I think I'm going to try and disconnect the negative from the battery while the ignition is in the on position as others have suggested.
Filler pipe broke away from the tank . General Motors replaced the tank and filler neck . ( AT NO COST TO ME ) thank you GM
Service engine light due to problem with fuel vapors
Engin light is on gas cap cap is tight
What to do
service engine soon light comes on. seems to be from gas cap coming loose. replaced gas cap twice still comes loose looking for solution to stop gas cap from coming loose light goes off when second gas cap is tightened
Check engine light comes on and off. I have changed the gas cap, and that works for a while then starts up again, cap becomes loose.