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Old 05-02-2012, 02:13 PM   #1
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What do I do now?

I replaced the gas cap with authentic part and still the engine light comes on. The original one the spring had sprung. New one works fine but the light went off for a day and came back on. Now what? Thanks in advance...

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Old 05-02-2012, 02:24 PM   #2
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What do I do now?

I replaced the gas cap with authentic part and still the engine light comes on. The original one the spring had sprung. New one works fine but the light went off for a day and came back on. Now what? Thanks in advance...
In your fuse box look for the pcm1 fuse pull out for couple minutes this will reset your engine light.

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Old 05-02-2012, 05:53 PM   #3
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What do I do now?

I replaced the gas cap with authentic part and still the engine light comes on. The original one the spring had sprung. New one works fine but the light went off for a day and came back on. Now what? Thanks in advance...
Which light is it? There's one with the outline of an engine (Service Engine Soon) and one that's an outline of a car with a wrench inside (Service Vehicle Soon).

Did you replace the gas cap because it was worn out?

Did you get the new cap from a GM dealer? They should have asked you if the flap inside the fill opening is metal or plastic.

I replaced the one on my '04 because it wasn't clicking anymore (no lights). I bought one from Autozone. Both lights started coming on the next day. After buying one from a GM dealer, both lights eventually went out, and they haven't been back on since. The code was P0455 - large evaporative leak. The Service Vehicle Soon light can only be read by an advanced code reader, such as the GM Tech II at a dealer.

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Old 05-02-2012, 08:13 PM   #4
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What do I do now?

I replaced the gas cap with authentic part and still the engine light comes on. The original one the spring had sprung. New one works fine but the light went off for a day and came back on. Now what? Thanks in advance...
Make sure the its the check-engine-light (see post # 2).

You can also click on thumbnails below to see how many GM vehicles were suffering from gas-cap problems between 2005 and 2008.

I find no evidence GM documented resolving the problem but RedGeminiPA has first-hand knowledge regarding the fill flap material.

The GM replacement cap is best way to go but if you've tried - and still have an EVAP code - you may have a split hose or perhaps a bad vent or purge valve.

The words no one wants to hear - the dealer has the tool to determine which code(s) is / are being set.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:40 AM   #5
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I'm not sure if there's a difference, but inside the original cap on my '05 is white, and the replacement from the dealer on my '04 is black. They look be be about the same design, except the tether strap is different.

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