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Old 18 May 2011, 09:28 pm
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Default A bit of a puzzle

My 2004 PT GT, Auto with 98k Miles has a bit of an odd problem... seems that every time I fill up my tank (Premium Fuel, from a Shell, Exxon BP or other name brand station) within 5-8 miles, my Check Engine light will pop on and blink, the car will get really anemic and drop power.

Checking the Codes gives me a P0171 or a P0172 (As in, it is one or the other every time, with no rhyme or reason) However, after about 15 seconds, the performance is back where it should be and all seems well again, the light switches to Solid, then at next start there is no light and all is well except my radio display will not illuminate until the next time I start my car.

This stated a few weeks ago, my Mechanic is puzzled, and before I have him start pulling injectors, I figured I would pop on here and ask what you all think.

Any ideas?

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Old 18 May 2011, 10:15 pm
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Default Re: A bit of a puzzle

just my .02 but it sounds like you might have a bad gas cap, since it only happens after you fill up. as pressure increases in your tank, the cap might seat itself, hence, no more problem until the next fill up.

don't have a clue about the radio tho.
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