Broken Gas Cap Signs

broken gas cap signs

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The 1st symptom of faulty gas caps is probably a gas cap that is loose or a gas cap that will not completely tighten. This might not seem important right away, but without an air-tight seal, the fuel system can be exposed to grime and dirt. If the gas cap isn’t closing properly, try checking the rubber gasket to be sure it isn’t brittle or missing. If you have an old vehicle, be sure the metal gas cap is not damaged or bent. Both a bad seal or bent gas cap can contribute to the gas cap problems and may require buying a replacement from the original manufacturer.


What are Symptoms of Gas Cap Check Engine Light?

Diagnosing the Gas Cap Check Engine Light

What concerns can an ill-fitting gas cap cause, well a check engine light for starters? A non-secure gas cap will not only let fuel vapors escape the gas tank, but it can also let in dirt and grime. These vapors could produce an error in the emissions system, which could light up the check engine light. Dirt and Grime that gets into the fuel tank may also damage the fuel injectors. Perhaps the biggest sign of a faulty gas cap is the smell of gasoline in your vehicle.

Can You Drive Without a Gas Cap?

No Gas Cap on New Cars?

These days you might see no gas cap on new cars, but if your car, truck, or SUV was not made with a capless gas tank, it’s not recommended that you drive without a gas cap. If your vehicle is older, there is a possibility that fuel could escape from the tank during aggressive cornering or spirited driving. Driving without a gas cap can lead to diminished fuel economy because the gasoline may evaporate without a fully-sealed fuel filler. The smell is the fuel evaporating from your tank, which causes reduced fuel economy.

Symptoms of Bad Gas

Signs of Bad Gas

If you’ve checked out the gas cap, the problems you’re having might be due to bad fuel. If a car has problems starting, will not accelerate, or just is not running smoothly, then it’s possible you just have a bad tank of gas.
If your car, truck, or SUV doesn’t feel right and you are not sure if it’s bad gas or a bad gas cap, bring it here, and our trained service techs will figure out the problem and give you options for fixing the problem.



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