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Old 04-08-2009, 12:43 PM   #1
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Default Fuel Filler Neck/Cap

Anyone know offhand the TSB# for the fuel filler neck/cap issue? Is there more than one?

Can someone with access kindly search it up for me please, and better yet, tell me the chasis # (VIN) breakdown for this repair.

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Old 04-08-2009, 12:50 PM   #2
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08-06-04-024B: Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL)/Check Engine Light On, DTCs P0442, P0455, P0456 Set (Diagnose and Replace Fuel Fill Cap and Filler Pipe, If Necessary) - (Sep 15, 2008)


Subject: Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL)/Check Engine Light On, DTCs P0442, P0455, P0456 Set (Diagnose and Replace Fuel Fill Cap and Filler Pipe, if Necessary)


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Old 04-08-2009, 12:54 PM   #3
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Default Re: Fuel Filler Neck/Cap

layoira, supposedly my car's vin did not fall into those affected, yet I needed the repair. Oh, and I got that nifty new gas cap with the widget that allows me to hook my cap to the filler door. Cool.

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Old 04-08-2009, 12:55 PM   #4
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08-06-04-024B: Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL)/Check Engine Light On, DTCs P0442, P0455, P0456 Set (Diagnose and Replace Fuel Fill Cap and Filler Pipe, If Necessary) - (Sep 15, 2008)


Subject: Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL)/Check Engine Light On, DTCs P0442, P0455, P0456 Set (Diagnose and Replace Fuel Fill Cap and Filler Pipe, if Necessary)


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Old 04-08-2009, 01:30 PM   #5
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layoira, supposedly my car's vin did not fall into those affected, yet I needed the repair. Oh, and I got that nifty new gas cap with the widget that allows me to hook my cap to the filler door. Cool.
Thanks for that. My VIN is also out of the breakpoint. Im thinking I might have the problem too, from what I have been experiencing, but mine is minor so far cause Im not getting the check engine light and its not always persistant. My car has almost 14000 KMS on it right now, and still no light, so I just wanted to see the info on the bulletin. I doubt tho my dealership will do anything to it until that light comes on unfortunately.

In a weird way I kind of wish it would hurry up and come on, if thats the problem I am noticing with the smell of gas so I can get it fixed.

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Old 04-08-2009, 01:46 PM   #6
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layoira, supposedly my car's vin did not fall into those affected, yet I needed the repair. Oh, and I got that nifty new gas cap with the widget that allows me to hook my cap to the filler door. Cool.
Really? Now I'm hoping mine is defective!

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Old 04-08-2009, 02:44 PM   #7
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layoira, supposedly my car's vin did not fall into those affected, yet I needed the repair. Oh, and I got that nifty new gas cap with the widget that allows me to hook my cap to the filler door. Cool.
Can you post a photo of your new cap and widget? I'm not sure if I have a widget or a doohickey, but I do have something there that I hook my cap onto. It looks more like a vertically oriented pen holder than a gas cap holder.

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Old 04-08-2009, 03:15 PM   #8
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Can you post a photo of your new cap and widget? I'm not sure if I have a widget or a doohickey, but I do have something there that I hook my cap onto. It looks more like a vertically oriented pen holder than a gas cap holder.
That pen holder thing is for the tire vave cap remover tool lol which some of the earlier astras here got, most didnt as it had an opel logo on it and Saturn took it out. You can buy them for like 50 cents haha if you really want one. I have one cause I had to order other stuff and figured what the hell. It just sits there most of the time altho I did use it once when I didnt want to get my hands dirty

I can hook my gas cap to the fuel door now. I do it all the time. I didnt know some of you couldnt do that??? I thought they all had that.

Seems that TSB came out in September so that somewhat satisfys my answer as to wether this work was maybe done on my car before taking ownership, but I bought new back in August, and my vehicle wasnt sitting on the lot long (about a week before I signed my papers) so chances are it wasnt done. I wish I knew someone with GMVIS to run my vin for me. I no longer have access to this anymore but wish I did cause asking the dealer is like talking to a wall sometimes.

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Old 04-08-2009, 03:23 PM   #9
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Default Re: Fuel Filler Neck/Cap

I just checked mine (had the repair done yesterday), and there is a disc at the bottom of the gas cap that allows me to hang it on the fuel door. I don't know if that's new or not, since I haven't filled up my car yet (only 2XX miles!).

The bottom of the gas cap says "Gerdes", and I did notice that this seems to fit quite a bit tighter than the old one.

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Old 04-08-2009, 03:32 PM   #10
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I just checked mine (had the repair done yesterday), and there is a disc at the bottom of the gas cap that allows me to hang it on the fuel door. I don't know if that's new or not, since I haven't filled up my car yet (only 2XX miles!).

The bottom of the gas cap says "Gerdes", and I did notice that this seems to fit quite a bit tighter than the old one.
Yeah thats what mine looks like now. While pumping gas you can just hook that part into the rectangular slot if you wanna call it on the fuel door. Fits nice. I dont know the name on the gas cap though will take a look when Im out to the car in a bit and see what I have.

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Old 04-08-2009, 06:02 PM   #11
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Default Re: Fuel Filler Neck/Cap

There's some more on the cap in this thread

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=131712

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Old 04-08-2009, 08:03 PM   #12
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There's some more on the cap in this thread

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=131712
Looks like my car was built after they figured a problem, and changed the gas caps and filler necks. I have had the "new" gas cap that hooks on the fuel door (saw in your pics from that thread) from the start, so Im guessing this TSB deffinately doesnt apply to me now, and my gas smelling fumes must be related somewhere else. Good to know I can pretty much eliminate this TSB as the problem. Thanks for linking that thread I didnt know there was some useful info in there towards the end. I got tired of reading it when everyone was complaining over the guys fuel door getting covered under warranty

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Old 04-09-2009, 06:21 AM   #13
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No gas cap hook thingy for me...

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Old 04-09-2009, 06:31 AM   #14
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No gas cap hook thingy for me...
Up until now I have been hanging my cap over the valve cap remover holder when I fill up. I think the tether on the new cap is shorter now.

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Old 04-09-2009, 08:05 AM   #15
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Up until now I have been hanging my cap over the valve cap remover holder when I fill up. I think the tether on the new cap is shorter now.
I usually use my left hand to open the door and unscrew the cap then I hold it and after I put the nozzle in I lay the gas cap across it.

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Old 04-09-2009, 11:49 AM   #16
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Old 06-29-2009, 08:30 AM   #17
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Default Re: Fuel Filler Neck/Cap

Just thought I'd update here went into my dealer for something unrelated and was informed there was a recall on my car to replace the filler neck and the fuel cap

I never had a cel for the issue and never received a notice from the dealer. I made the appointment though and they replaced the parts OH Well


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I usually use my left hand to open the door and unscrew the cap then I hold it and after I put the nozzle in I lay the gas cap across it.
Whereas I just let the cap dangle there and let gravity do all the work, I'm actually curious as to why people do these 'odd' things with their gas caps. It's not like any paint is getting scratched by it.

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I hate whe the cap bounces off the side of my cars scratch or not. I cut the strap on the EVO and the Astra

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Default Re: Fuel Filler Neck/Cap

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.

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