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Old 06-29-2009, 07:56 PM   #21
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Layoira, I had a similar problem. I was smelling a bit of gas vapor and every 4000-5000km (at 36,000km) the check engine light would pop on and OnStar would diagnose it as the fuel cap. Saturn checked and they concluded there was a small leak in the Evap Canister and replaced it.
My problem never did resurface. Im not sure what it was to be honest. I have a later build astra after the fuel filler correction (may 08), so that wasnt it I dont think, and I didnt get a check engine or anything like that. I never did find the problem, could have been temporary whatever it was. If it happens again I'll ask about it. Ive kept it in the back of my head to keep an eye or nose lol out for it anyways, but im pretty receptive to sounds and smells so I doubt I'll miss it if it happens again. Thanks for posting your problem tho!

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Old 12-11-2014, 09:57 AM   #22
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My check engine light is on/off for the last couple of weeks. I believe it's this fuel cap/fuel filler issue.
I can retighten the cap and sometimes the light will go out, but then it will come back on later on.
It's almost seems to be temperature related. When its cold, it's more likely for the light to come on.
I know there is a TSB on this issue, my question is, am I still covered for this even after my warranty is over? I called the dealer to make an appt. to get it checked out and he quoted me $120 just to diagnose the issue.

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Old 12-11-2014, 10:36 AM   #23
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My check engine light is on/off for the last couple of weeks. I believe it's this fuel cap/fuel filler issue.
I can retighten the cap and sometimes the light will go out, but then it will come back on later on.
It's almost seems to be temperature related. When its cold, it's more likely for the light to come on.
I know there is a TSB on this issue, my question is, am I still covered for this even after my warranty is over? I called the dealer to make an appt. to get it checked out and he quoted me $120 just to diagnose the issue.
Go online or to a local auto store and pick up a cheap bluetooth OBDII reader you can use with your smartphone. Once you have the code you will have a better idea what you are actually dealing with and may find help here.

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Old 12-15-2014, 03:39 PM   #24
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I replaced my gas cap on my XE with the newer "with the disc and hang on the door" style. Would this make the CEL light come on, showing the generic code P0498?

The CEL came on right after I did this along with a faint smell of gas. I reinstalled the original one but the light has yet to go off. Will possibly driving the car make the CEL go back off? Any suggestions?

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Old 12-16-2014, 01:17 PM   #25
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Go online or to a local auto store and pick up a cheap bluetooth OBDII reader you can use with your smartphone. Once you have the code you will have a better idea what you are actually dealing with and may find help here.

Thanks for the idea.
I went to Autozone to get the code. P1101.
The light went out the next day and has been off for 3 days now.
So my initial guess was wrong. I cancelled by apt and will wait to see if it comes on again.

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Old 12-17-2014, 12:06 AM   #26
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That code would be the MAF sensor out of range due to dirty filter or a Pod filter

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Old 12-17-2014, 08:56 PM   #27
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Go online or to a local auto store and pick up a cheap bluetooth OBDII reader you can use with your smartphone. Once you have the code you will have a better idea what you are actually dealing with and may find help here.
This may sound like a silly question but... Will a cheap Bluetooth reader, as in the ELM327 V1.5 OBDII OBD2 CAN-BUS Auto Car Diagnostic Scanner do the job on Saturn Astra? I guess that there is an app that goes along with it (one is free or, I can pay for a better one) that will go on my Adroid Moto G smart phone. I am looking at the diagnostic scanners that are around 8 dollars. Please let me know, since this would be a good investment for a vehicle that I drive that shows a new code every five months.

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Old 12-18-2014, 09:49 AM   #28
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This may sound like a silly question but... Will a cheap Bluetooth reader, as in the ELM327 V1.5 OBDII OBD2 CAN-BUS Auto Car Diagnostic Scanner do the job on Saturn Astra? I guess that there is an app that goes along with it (one is free or, I can pay for a better one) that will go on my Adroid Moto G smart phone. I am looking at the diagnostic scanners that are around 8 dollars. Please let me know, since this would be a good investment for a vehicle that I drive that shows a new code every five months.

It worked for me, yes. There are a variety of free apps in the app store to choose from that will work with the bluetooth scanners. The one I use on my S5 is OBD Car Doctor. Handy to have so even if you need to take the car into get repairs you have some idea what is wrong so you don't get shafted.

I use it on my wife's car as well (Saturn Outlook). From the diagnostic code and some quick Internet searching I learned the fix was a simple part replacement I could DIY.

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Old 12-18-2014, 01:19 PM   #29
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I had the P1101 error, and cleaning and replacing the MAF didn't clear it, it would always come back every 2-3 weeks. What ended up resolving mine was cleaning the throttle body. It was easy enough to do. I just cleaned it with throttle body cleaner and a microfiber towel. It wasn't really that dirty, but I haven't had the code reappear in the 6 months since I cleaned it.

And yes, the OBD bluetooth reader with the Torque app is great. It's paid for itself many times over. I leave mine plugged in my car all the time. I have the BAFX Products one from Amazon (around $24). It's been powered and working non-stop for over a year in my Astra. I think Torque only works with Android.

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Old 12-18-2014, 02:29 PM   #30
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I had the P1101 error, and cleaning and replacing the MAF didn't clear it, it would always come back every 2-3 weeks. What ended up resolving mine was cleaning the throttle body. It was easy enough to do. I just cleaned it with throttle body cleaner and a microfiber towel. It wasn't really that dirty, but I haven't had the code reappear in the 6 months since I cleaned it.

And yes, the OBD bluetooth reader with the Torque app is great. It's paid for itself many times over. I leave mine plugged in my car all the time. I have the BAFX Products one from Amazon (around $24). It's been powered and working non-stop for over a year in my Astra. I think Torque only works with Android.
Thanks emg77 and Saturn4Ever. You have given me some good options. I will look into the BAFX Products version even if it the price is more. The Torque app is only around $5. I will let you know how it turns out.

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Update:

I had check engine P1101 code:
I cleaned my MAF sensor with CRC MAF Cleaner and the throttle body with some gumout about two weeks ago and the Check Engine light has not come back on.
I also threw in a bottle of Techron Fuel System cleaner into the fuel tank.

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I had check engine P1101 code:
I cleaned my MAF sensor with CRC MAF Cleaner and the throttle body with some gumout about two weeks ago and the Check Engine light has not come back on.
I also threw in a bottle of Techron Fuel System cleaner into the fuel tank.
Did you have a scanner to clear the code? Or did it reset and clear by it's self?

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Old 01-21-2015, 06:39 PM   #33
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Did you have a scanner to clear the code? Or did it reset and clear by it's self?
The Check Engine Light went away by itself after I cleaned the MAF and throttle body.
Tonight, I hooked up a scanner and the code was stored. I cleared it and the code didn't come back.

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