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2006 silverado 1500: check engine light..gas cap..the fuel tank..leaks

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The "Tighten fuel cap" warning came on then "check engine light" came on for a 2006 Silverado1500? I replaced the gas cap with an OEM gas cap and I had the fuel tank checked for leaks. There were none. Reset the check engine light and it came back on after a week.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Ron Z. replied 3 years ago.

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On this vehicle, the "Tighten Fuel Cap" is just a "general" warning light that there is a problem in the EVAP (emissions) system. The Check Engine light will hold the answers to what you are looking for. There are literally dozens of parts/sensors in the EVAP system that when faulty, will set both of these lights. You will need to have the "p-codes" read from the on-board computer. Once you have these p-codes you can more accurately and efficiently diagnose the problem and see which part/sensor (or possibly even a broken vacuum line!) is at fault and then make the repair. You can have these p-codes read for FREE at any local "big chain" parts stores (ie. AutoZone). If you need more help with the diagnosis of the problem, you can bring those p-codes here and any of our Techs can walk you through the diagnosis and even the repair procedure.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
The p-code said it was a gross leak in the fuel tank/EVAP system. The tank was pressurized with smoke and no leak was found. The check engine light was reset and stayed off for about 5 days then came back on
Expert:  Ron Z. replied 3 years ago.

Ok- so you have a P0455?

 

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I do not know. The machanic that checked it out did not give me the code. He only said it was a gross leak and they smoked checked it and found no leaks. They reset the computer and light came back on 5 days later
Expert:  Ron Z. replied 3 years ago.

ok- the description "gross leak" is consistant with a P0455. Make sure you double check, but if it's P0455, P0442, P0446 or P0449 then there is a Technical Service Bulletin issued by GM that states that the EVAP canister vent solenoid is the root of the problem and they have made an "updated" version of the solenoid, along with a "kit" that re-positions this solenoid. The kit number is: 2004-2007 Model Year (Use Service Kit P/N 19152349). There will be directions included in the kit that will show you how to re-position it.

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