Is it true that if the check engine light is on its because of the gas cap

Asked by Feb 01, 2015 at 03:54 PM about the 2010 Chrysler Sebring

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the check engine light is on and the light is saying gas cap

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Yes the check engine light will come on because of improper gas cap fit.

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Matter of fact that's the #1 reason a CEL will light up. But , it's not the ONLY reason that will light it

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Have the computer scanned. Most auto parts stores will do it for free. Post the trouble codes here and we can help further. HTH. -Jim

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Good suggestion Jim. I agree, could prevent something from getting worse = more expensive

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How the heck does Chrysler pin-point gas cap, when it's a leak in the EVAP somewhere, but what about, say, a hole in the vapor recovery tube?

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Hi Fordnut, don't know about Chryslers but my '08 Grand Marquis has a specific "gas cap light" on the dash. If the cap isn't on properly the light will come on. Maybe Chrysler has that too? -Jim

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