2003 FORD EXPLORER CHECK FUEL CAP?

  • Tiny
  • Mariannet
  • 2003 Ford Explorer
  • 116,000 miles

I replaced the gas cap but the check fuel cap light is still on.

Friday, March 23rd, 2012 AT 4:36 PM

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  • Tiny
  • caradiodoc
  • Expert
  • 24,890 posts

The gas cap is just one of many things that can leak. Hose clamps rust off. Vacuum hoses dry-rot. Valves leak. The easiest way to find leaks in this system is with a smoke machine. It injects a white non-toxic smoke at 2 psi, then you search for where it's seeping out. You might be able to borrow one from an auto parts store that rents or borrows tools.

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Friday, March 23rd, 2012 AT 4:49 PM

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