Fuel cap

Tiny
LOU20
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  • 2008 KIA RIO
  • 100,000 MILES
My check engine light came on I went get the diagnostic code. The code was stating to check the fuel cap. I got a new fuel cap but the check engine light is still on.
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Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 AT 6:02 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

There are two ways to clear the Malfunction Indicator Lamp[MIL] or "check engine" light. The first, and preferred method, is to clear the MIL with a scan tool, the same one used to pull the code from the Data Link Connector[DLC]. The second, and less approved method because it wipes out the Keep Alive Memory[KAM] and your vehicle will have to relearn some things[through normal driving], is to disconnect your vehicle's negative battery clamp from the negative battery terminal for at least 5 minutes, then connect it back to the terminal. Both of these techniques work, but, again, the former is preferred to the latter. I hope this helps.

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Alex
2CarPros
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Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 AT 1:40 AM

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