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Old 02-08-2013, 11:35 AM   #10
Tiger-Heli
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This will seem odd, but I wanted to share it to help others out.

My car (2002, 125,000 miles) was showing this code a several months ago. (I didn't get a CEL, but I have an Ultragauge and it came up as a pending code). I tightened the gas cap a few clicks and it stopped a few days later. Then it came back and I again tightened the cap and it did not go away. This time, I took the cap off and noticed a lot of grime and dirt on the filler neck where it meets the cap. Wiped that and the sealing O-ring on the cap off with a paper towel, and put the original cap back on and so far I haven't seen the code again.

UPDATE: The above turned out to be short-lived. I'm getting the pending code again, but it doesn't happen consistently, so it's a pain to track down - I'll probably replace the fuel cap first.

UPDATE: 31Mar2013 - New fuel cap fixed it for me ... so far, at least!!!

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