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Old 18 May 2008, 02:34 pm
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Default Engine Light Comes On/Gas Needle Drops

I hope I am posting in the correct area, please direct me to the correct site if not...I have a 2003 PT Cruiser...on occasion when I place gas in the car...ride for some miles...the engine light comes on...when we place it on the meter to retrieve the code...it comes back as a sensor relating to the gas tank...can you help me with this?
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Old 18 May 2008, 02:50 pm
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Default Re: Engine Light Comes On/Gas Needle Drops

Gretta,
This is the place for feedback to the web site folks.
Please post on a particular forum below.
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Old 18 May 2008, 03:21 pm
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Default Re: Engine Light Comes On/Gas Needle Drops

Gretta,

Welcome to the forum. I moved your post to the TECH section so more people can see it.

My guess is that your not tightening the gas cap after fueling the PT. More people have a problem (including me with the wife's new KIA) with having the engine light come on after stopping for gas. Make sure you turn/click the gas cap at least three times to be sure it's on properly. If this IS the problem, the light will go out in about a day and not come back on. To get rid of the codes stored in the computer, the negative battery cable must be taken off for about 5 minutes.
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Old 18 May 2008, 05:51 pm
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Default Re: Engine Light Comes On/Gas Needle Drops

agree with cruzin. gas cap not tightened.
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