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Old 06-08-2010, 02:11 AM
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Check Engine Indication came on. A quick research in the xD manual revealed the best bet answer: loose fuel filler cap. Sure enough, it was. While re-fueling I had been interrupted briefly. I apparently did not give it the final twist for a click. The indicator went out after about 5 restarts.
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pretty common on any vehicle produced around 1995 and up.
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It's good to see someone figure that one out on their own instead of coming here to complain.
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nothing against ya, but that's pretty common knowledge. at least in cars produced since the late 90's.
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i did not know that
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Originally Posted by Aseries View Post
Check Engine Indication came on. A quick research in the xD manual revealed the best bet answer: loose fuel filler cap. Sure enough, it was. While re-fueling I had been interrupted briefly. I apparently did not give it the final twist for a click. The indicator went out after about 5 restarts.


now that i re-read this... perhaps it wasn't your fuel cap.

5 restarts sounds like something else. when you fix the gas cap, the light should go out immediately if that was the problem, or on the next start-up if it was on already.

i'd get an inspection just in case.
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If you want to check it out, most large auto supply stores (Pep Boys, Auto Zone, etc.) will check and clear your codes for free. You can also buy a code reader for about $50. A dealership will usually charge $90 to check your codes.
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It's October. No more Check Engine repeats. The cap was actually loose. Guys at Toyota/Scion said it can happen. I have a code reader if I need to check it again.
My TPMS was going off every 30-60 days - Left rear. They found a nail. All is well.
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