Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue on Chevrolet S10

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Illumination of the Check Engine Light may be the result of a loose or worn gas cap.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 93,131 (47,000–200,000)
9 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
47 people reported this problem
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"service engine soon" code-303 (missfire on no three cylinder)- light keeps comeing on and after I drive it for a few days it goes off then the same again in a few days. I've changed vaccum line;s under the hood. putnew spark plugs & wireing, new coil, & new GM gas cap,- the only thing I haven't checked is the vaccum lines to canister and canister
check engine light came on, got the code ran..came to be emissions code...put a new cap on a never seen the light again
check engine lights comes on. Vacuum trouble with gas cap. Changed three times. still can not open gas cap, sometimes I have to shut off car, and wait four hours until vacuum is reduced to open gas cap. ( All gas caps purchased in Auto parts store, after checking book for the correct cap. Still having problems. Two caps had to be broken off to finally get them off.
Since I purchased this vehicle used in 2004, I have had to replace the gas cap four (4) times! The first was at 50000 and I don't remember mileage on others except this last one at 101000. I think I need to replace again soon! This should have been recall and Chevrolet needs to figure out how to prevent this problem! I have owned over 10 vehicles in my life and never had this problem
Check engine light came on just before the inspection was due. Had the code read. The guy at the parts place recommended replacing the gas cap first. It did the trick.
Service engine light came on at 204,000 miles. Mechanic inspected vehicle and discovered leaky seal on gas cap. Since it comes on intermittently, I have not
replaced it yet.
Check Engine light on- replaced gas caps many times, Mine is the air line on the gas tank filler tube , the clamp goes bad and the check engine light comes on. Leaks a few drops of fuel when I fill it up that's how I found it.