Service engine soon light

Tiny
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  • 2002 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE
Four cylinder two wheel drive automatic 55,565 miles.

My service engine light came on yesterday. I had checked all of the fluids earlier in the day and filled up with gas. But the engine light did not come on until later when I went some where. Some one told me to take it to AutoZone and let them put the tester on it and check it, which they did and the said it was due to the gas lid, which we had already taken out and put back on. So we did it again, and the light still did not or is not going off. Does it need to be reset, or can you reset it? Any suggestions?

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Tuesday, April 1st, 2008 AT 7:44 PM

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Tiny
MASTERTECHTIM
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Unfortunately, if the light came back on then you have a leak in the EVAP system of your car and needs to be checked out. Your car will not run any different but it will not pass emissions test if your state requires one.
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Tuesday, April 1st, 2008 AT 7:47 PM
Tiny
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Mastertechtim,

The light never went off, even after taking the gas cap off and re-tightening it, the light stayed on and has not gone off. Do you think starting the engine while pumping the gas would have anything to do to mess up the evac, because we did that on accident? So can the button be reset?

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Tuesday, April 1st, 2008 AT 9:20 PM
Tiny
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No, I do not think you caused it by starting it. Why did Autozone not shut the light off for you? You need that scan tool they have to turn it off.
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Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 AT 5:13 PM
Tiny
NATUREBOY
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A lot of Autozone employees are rookies anyway and do not know what they are doing anyway. To re-set the check engine light, take off the battery cable press the brakes three times and put the cable back on. It will reset the light.
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Sunday, June 22nd, 2008 AT 9:52 AM
Tiny
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I have never heard of that method.
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Wednesday, June 25th, 2008 AT 6:43 AM
Tiny
OCTAV
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Please let me know if you found the root cause of the service engine light on and what would be the solution to fix the problem because I deal with a similar issue.
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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 AT 9:49 AM

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