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Old 05-28-2011, 11:22 AM   #1
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Resetting the check engine light?

Two days ago my check engine light came on. I checked the code and it was for a "gross evap leak". I put a locking gas cap on a few weeks ago so it might be that. Last night I put my old cap back on.

My question is will the light reset if I corrected the fault? If not how can I reset it so that I can check to see if its fixed.

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Yes it will reset itself if the gas cap fixed the leak. Probably a day or two at the most. It is common for locking gas caps to leak enough air to cause the CEL.

To immediately turn off the CEL, if everything is leak free now, you can also either disconnect the battery for two miinutes or disconnect the three connectors on the PCM for two minutes. Doing the latter instead of disco'ing the battery will preserve your radio's clock setting and station presets.

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Thank you Jerry. As always, you are the best!
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