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Old 07-22-2012, 05:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Blinking low fuel light.

I have looked through forum and wanted to see what others thought. This all started after filling up and the gas pump not shutting off and overflowing I also have a P0442 code. From what I have read I think my charcoal canister might be full of gas and I should remove it and try and drain it.
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For that very reason I always stay with the handle until the pump shuts off. I learned my lesson with another car but all that happened then was I wasted some money. You seem to be on the right track with your proposed solution.
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Old 07-22-2012, 02:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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"Normaaly" from one overfill that light "should" clear itself off in about 3 - 4 weeks of daily driving or so. Nothing with that warning light is damnin.

So the experienced answer is "wait" - and can be helpful if you drive with no more than 3/4 tanks for awhile.

While you are focused back there - take that 110K gas cap rubber gasket, pull it and reverse it putting back/fresher side up..

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Old 07-22-2012, 06:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Cleared the code twice now. It has stayed off although I have not driven it much. But the blinking light came back on and it is very annoying. It does go back off after turning car off and restarting. Just reversed rubber seal and it was part wet. Also the tank is full right now
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If the code is staying off that is a good sign. I know it's annoying but drive the car more and what fabbrisd1 said is probably the easiest solution. If you feel that ambitious, go ahead and remove the canister and try to drain it.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:48 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks, the code did come back. I will at lest wait until this weekend
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:11 AM   #7 (permalink)
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If the tank is still full, you need to drive it. A lot. You're not going to be able to test any effects of anything you do while it's still full. After all, a full tank with probable gas in the canister isn't going to magically fix itself with a couple of trips to the grocery store...
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I had pretty similar issue, with code P0455.
New Purge valve with new hose and pair of clamps fixed this issue.
Originally, this hose was attached without clamps (I think this was an issue).


A0004703593 - purge valve
A1200780381 - out L pipe.
new rubber hose I bought in Advanced Auto parts store.
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Drive for 2-3 weeks running less than 3/4 tank which gives the cannister time to breath - and reverces the gas cap gasket to help - and you have 75%-80% chance to clear the deal for good... replace the purge valve, what-the-heck for since even if that was indicated at startup, cleaning normally takes care of that entirely a different issue in my mind..
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:51 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Well I have waited almost six weeks and still the same. What should I do next to fix this?
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