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Old 12-05-2013, 07:39 PM   #1
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CEL after filling up

Hey guys, just filled up the 12 Focus, and maybe 10 seconds later the CEL came on. Range was at 19 miles before empty. I was in the middle of no where. What do you guys think is the issue. Never had a problem with gas in the past.

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Old 12-05-2013, 08:14 PM   #2
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Did you top-off?
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:10 PM   #3
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You may have triggered a low fuel code. I would drive it for a few days. Usually after a certain amount of start ups or a certain amount of miles, the computer will do a self test and if it's okay, itll clear the light. If its still on after a week, I would have the dealer check it out.
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I almost asked you if you gas cap were closed properly
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My bad
Sometimes it's just a bad gas, maybe water on it, try to run a fuel injector cleaner just in case
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I doubt it would be a low fuel code. I've been down to 11 miles to empty, fuel light and warning are different that CEL, come on at 30 miles left IIRC.
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I've seen it before. Work in a Ford Service Department. Not out of the question. But, it could be something else.


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I almost asked you if you gas cap were closed properly
Hahaha
My bad
Could be though, maybe the cap less valve didn't seal properly.
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:17 PM   #10
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Hey guys, thanks for the tips. I drive a '12 Focus, so the gas cap isn't an issue. Turns out it was turning out some code for de-energized performance. Whatever the hell that means. The end result was solved simply by driving it.

I actually let it go to 15 miles before empty which is something I rarely do. I thought that was the problem. I'm glad it was nothing after all.

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