2007 Dodge Caliber check engine light

Tiny
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2007 Dodge Caliber 6 cyl Automatic 49000 miles

my 2007 caliber about 2 months ago had a new alternator, brake pads, and some kind of tire rod or something like that replaced, they said it was unusual for the alternator to have to be replaced but couldn't find any reason it went bad, nevertheless, the check engine light has come on again and I checked the gas cap as that was a problem in the past when the light came on, however the light is still on, I did the key in the ignition check to see if codes would come up, but nothing did. I have put more money into this car then I care to mention since I have purchased it, I really do not want to put any more money into this caliber. I am over due for an oil change could this be the cause of the light to come on? If the gas cap is the cause will I need to go to a shop to get the light reset or should it go off after I have checked and replaced the gas cap?
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Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 AT 1:11 PM

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Tiny
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First, the car is still under 100% emissions warranty. Anything dealing with an emissions problem (which could be any sensor, EVAP / fuel system.). Take the car to a nationally recognized part store and have them scan the computer for codes. Let me know what they find and I can tell you if it is emissions related.

NOTE: Emissions warranty is 5 years or 50K, so you're getting close.
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Monday, May 17th, 2010 AT 12:07 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the reply, I went to Autozone and they said it was the fuel cap, so I checked it and they erased the code (they said they are really not suppose to erase the code but since it was just the fuel cap they asked if I would allow it, so I did), I went for a while with no more problems, well the light just came back on the other day, I went to AutoZone again, this time it was a manager that checked the code and it was the same thing, but he took me in to look it up the computer, it was P0441,

Since he was a manager he did not erase the code and just told me to check the gas cap. I think I just went over 50K so looks like I will just have to get it checked out and pay for it.
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Monday, May 17th, 2010 AT 12:21 PM
Tiny
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Every time there is an EVAP leak, they recommend replacing the gas cap. Here is what to do. First, contact a dealer and see if you can get any help from Chrysler since it started before the warranty was up. If not, then you need to have the system fogged. What they do is actually pump fog into the EVAP system. After that, you will see the fog come out where the leak is located and then it can be repaired.

I would give Chrysler a try. Since it is so close, they may cover it if you tell them you have been dealing with it for some time.

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 AT 6:36 AM

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