Ongoing Gas Cap Problems Aug 22, 2017 10:54:10 GMT -6
Post by 01rubyrora on Aug 22, 2017 10:54:10 GMT -6
Hi everybody, I believe this is my first post, so I'll try to do my best to keep it short while providing as much detail as possible. I drive a 2nd Gen 4.0 and love it, but since I purchased the vehicle, I have had problems with the gas cap. First, the check gas cap light came on. Okay, that is normal, I thought to myself. Just replace the cap, no big deal. I picked up an ACDelco cap from some auto parts store (can't remember which one at the moment), and after clearing the engine code and a couple dozen miles, the check gas cap returned, along with a check engine light. Okay, maybe a bad cap I thought. So, I picked up a different cap. This is where things got interesting. It fit INCREDIBLY tightly. As in, I had to put my weight into pushing the thing on every time I filled the tank. And don't get me started about pulling it off. Well, that fixed the gas cap and engine light for a while. Then, one glorious day, the gas cap got stuck to the filler neck. And I mean S-T-U-C-K. It was a huge debacle, but I ended up driving to Belle Tire where they pretty much just snapped it off with pliers since that was all that would work. Re-installed the factory cap since it was all I had left, and obviously the DIC message and engine light came back on. Well, I just replaced the gas cap with a NEW OEM cap from RockAuto, as well as a new vent purge solenoid, which I hope will keep the check engine light at bay. I'll have to wait a couple weeks to tell for sure, but here is my current dilemma, along with a few questions: The brand-new cap is still difficult to put on (not quite as difficult as the one that got stuck, but it is still unpleasant), still difficult to screw to a click once it is on, and isn't friendly to pull off. Do I have a warped filler neck? If so, does it HAVE to be replaced? If I have to replace it, what is the most cost-effective way to do that? I'm a novice at auto repair, but I can do some basic things (brake pads/rotors and rear shocks are my biggest accomplishments on my 'Rora). Thanks for the help!!!