For those of you who've been around for a while, you might remember that
the Check Engine light on my 2001 Dakota has been on for a couple of
years, complaining of a small evaporative emissions leak. Replaced the
gas cap, to no avail, and ignored it until now.
Per another recent post, I had the truck in to replace a manifold
gasket, only to find that the exhaust manifold itself was warped. That
was machined and replaced, the 02 sensor also replaced, and in the same
area, the mechanic found my leak - a 1' section of hose that had
"cracked through". Must have been on the underside, 'cause I inspected
(with my non-mechanic eyes) that stuff a while back.
So now, for the first time in ages, the light is off. And, when I open
the gas cap, it goes phsssst! again.
Life is good. My truck is happy. I'm happy!
How pathetic is that?