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Old 01-08-2016, 07:48 AM   #1
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Check engine light

I'm currently returning home from a trip to Florida... back to PA. I have a 2015 3010DS. The check engine light just popped on. What are the potential causes for that? I'm over mileage for an oil change... could that do it? I hit my 3k miles in Florida and didn't want to change oil in the rv park. Hope that's it. Only 13k miles on this baby!
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Old 01-08-2016, 07:55 AM   #2
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Check your gas cap and make sure it is tight.
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Old 01-08-2016, 07:58 AM   #3
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Lol. Ok. Maybe I should've given more info. I lost my gas cap during the trip and bought some after market cap at Walmart. It "fits" but it ain't the same. So the gas cap light is also on. So the two are most likely connected?
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Old 01-08-2016, 07:59 AM   #4
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#1 reason in gasoline engines for the MIL to illuminate is loose fuel cap.

Most local auto parts stores can read the codes if you want to know what it is.
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Old 01-08-2016, 08:28 AM   #5
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Loose gas cap is often the cause but go to a auto parts store that offers free code check......... Usually, if not that, it is something with the emissions system........ Depending what it is you can probably get it fixed when you get home but I did say probably..............

Now around here I thought they were supposed to be on one of our cars has been on for over two years............. But as I mentioned, depends on what it is.........


Good Luck..........
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That fixed it! You guys are the best... thx
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Old 01-08-2016, 11:40 AM   #7
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3k mile oil changes? Is that the recommended interval? I can't image that's correct.
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Old 01-08-2016, 12:24 PM   #8
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That's what the dealer said. The manual days the same. Why... what do you do?
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jjlavin, I bought a Scangauge for that very reason, as it has an OBDII code reader w/ erase feature It will give you the Check Engine trouble code and you can easily check the corresponding code problem online. Plus if you have the Ford chassis, there is a function for transmission temperature along with dozens of others.
Glad you resolved the issue without too much expense.
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Lol. Ok. Maybe I should've given more info. I lost my gas cap during the trip and bought some after market cap at Walmart. It "fits" but it ain't the same. So the gas cap light is also on. So the two are most likely connected?
Buy a OEM replacement gas cap. Buy a OBDII code reader w/ erase feature. Over the long run you will be ahead $ wise. I say that because a shop will charge upwards of $100 bucks just to reset, if it doesn't reset itself after going through the checking sequences during operation. Cheapest way out is buy the OEM gas cap and drive enough so the ECM can self reset.

Oops! Looks like it self corrected.
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