In this video, I have a look at a 2010 Ford F150 that has a message on the instrument cluster saying, "check fuel fill inlet." A.K.A., the gas cap on this capless system. It also has the engine light on with a P0457 (EVAP Gross leak) code stored in it. Before you go throwing a smoke machine on it, make sure and have a look at the purge solenoid. -Enjoy!
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50 thoughts on “Ford f150: check fuel fill inlet message on dash”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars BORGES GARAGE says:

    I wonder if the o2 sensor code pops up because you just forced those fuel gases into the intake without the truck doing it itself. I wonder if it starts a sequence when it uses the evap system where it knows afr eill go to crap so ignore the sensor until it's done with the test. By doing it manually you're probably testing the solenoid itself and not commanding a check thus the truck reading rich rather than normal 14.7:1 or whatever it is for that truck on idle. Regardless, great video!! I like how people like you explain things so we can save time and money chasing gremlings! Keep it up bro!!!! Watching from PR!!!

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dwayne Medlin says:

    👍

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars No Name says:

    Would it be safe to assume that a malfunctioning purge solenoid would eventually lead to a plugged charcoal canister and therefore a vent issue? Having trouble getting gas in a 2011 F250 6.2 chassis cab.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars El Ñery , Tex-Mex says:

    Where you located boss man ?

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Doug King says:

    Very good info sir

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Danny Palmer says:

    Give it. Classic reacharound? 🤓😂

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MOSAD S says:

    EXCELLENT JOB WELL DONE 👏

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lee shooter Green Photography says:

    Thanks

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ☣️rashofbeatings💀 says:

    You said this is a 4.6L, but the box under your elbow there says 5.4L Triton

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars J P says:

    Same truck and engine as in the video, getting P0442…assuming it’s due to the capless fuel filler neck being dirty would the check engine light go off on its own or do I need to clear it with a scan tool? How often do you see emission hoses or elbows fail on these? Thank you

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Raymond Robbins says:

    is that purge valve in the same place on a 09 4.6L f150?

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Doug Kubash says:

    One of our 2014 F-150's with the 5.0 Coyote had the 'ck. fuel inlet' message come up. I didn't have the scan tool with and I was out on the road. For the hell of it I took a 1/2 " pipe nipple , cut the threads off one end , put a coating of oil on it and inserted it in the fuel fill. Didn't hear nothing from the driver for about 6 months and the message came back. It ended up being the gas fill neck.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Gary says:

    Fix Or Repair Daily

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tom Johannemann says:

    Ford F150: "Check Fuel Fill Inlet" Message On Dash – How did that ever get fixed? (I have the same problem- P0457 & P0130)

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dennis Trujillo says:

    This video saved me a lot of headache and money

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars michael fishkin says:

    i wouldn't buy tea from China due to Covid 19

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Crispr Talk says:

    I just had this show up on my f150 2010 with the crappy triton engine. fun times. Day later… mine was the problem as well, no vacuum. I was happy to see that my Blue Driver tool was able to tell me the vapor pressure and command numbers in live data. Thanks Eric!!

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Fabian jr Valencinana says:

    I replaced it and still no vacuum any idea what it could be

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Salvador Gutierrezr says:

    👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Karla De La Rosa says:

    How much is it for a Ford F-150 2005 to check the fuel cap in it? My dad’s dash board says that.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars shure46 says:

    I hate techy computer crap on cars ….. you'll never convince me this stuff makes operating or repairs "easier" and "better" ….. and Ford does seem to make the parts that break down in the hardest places to get to ….. I had a 1980 chevy straight 6 , was a breeze to diagnose and repair anything , NO computerized high tech crap …… My 2010 F-150 has been a great truck , but a pain in the ass when "it's not perfect" ….. and i am sick of those damn dashlights ….. Hell , I changed tires and my freakin "low tire light" has been on for years ….. what moron cannot tell when they have a low tire and needs these damn high tech sensors on EVERYTHING ….. Insurance companies are forcing all this BS on us ….. I do not need airbags , anti-lock brakes , traction control , tire sensors , or a truck that has "a mind of it's own" ….. screw all that crap , seatbelt is fine with me , I can pump my own brakes , I know when my tires are low , and I know how to drive in the rain or snow ….. $2000 worth of tech crap on every vehicle nowdays , JUST because the insurance companies are trying to save money forking out claims …. Trust me , this is not about your safety , they only give a damn about $$$$$$$$ and trying not to pay out claims , forcing US to fork out the money to protect THEIR WALLETS …… and yes I am ranting because I am trying to get my truck inspected and that "fuel inlet" bullshit is causing me problems …. I HOPE "a tap" fixes that crap or it's just a solenoid and i don't have to replace the damn fuel inlet assembly or tank just to get it inspected …. Everything works fine , but all my damn dash warning lights are on , all of them …. it's frickin BS ……. The truck runs just fine , everything works just fine , yet it won't pass inspection until I get those damn lights off

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 08 Street Glide says:

    My 2010 F-150 4.6 shows that cluster message every once and a while….I end up squirting some oil on the inlet spring (where the fuel nozzle goes) and using the manufacturers supplied funnel to operate (to work in the oil) (I could do this when I fill up and use the fuel nozzle to operate the door) and cleaning the door of debris (this helps seal the system)….clear the code with a scan tool and voila….I guess I've been lucky…..

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joshua Marshall says:

    Sounds like a diesel

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Charlie Clingan says:

    That 4.6 sounds like a diesel with all that ticking!

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars George Strickland says:

    sounds like a diesel,yep a 5.4 with quite a few miles

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stevie Athers. says:

    The magic of Eric O sweet 😀🇬🇧

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gary Fowler says:

    these purge valves are crap

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Forest says:

    Your pretty good at this fella.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pine Hollow Auto Diagnostics says:

    Nice quick diag Eric! Keith would be proud! Send me that used purge solenoid I'll rebuild it for ya 😉

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Felipe Vargas says:

    You are the best my friend

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ghetto Wagon says:

    I found out the vehicle comes with a special funnel or if its missing you need to BUY a special funnel to refill those stupid capless vehicles with a GAS CAN. Yea the funnel fits in perfect like the fuel nozzle at the gas station does. Ford gives you the funnel with the vehicle but now EVERYONE has one of these stupid caps I bet some cost cutters don't include them with the vehicle in the spare tire kit.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tim Wrenn says:

    lol!!! hit it with a hammer!!!

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars thefordmaniac says:

    Have you given your 4.6 a hug today? I need to give my 4.2 v6 one. She's been starting a little rough lately.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rick Higson says:

    O Chevys have steel pick up beds not like Fords! I bet Henry would shit at the junk his relatives are making in my opinion!

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rick Higson says:

    Trade it in for a Chevrolet!

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rick Higson says:

    God I cannot stand liberals and fords!

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars michael king says:

    Don't get the solenoid from doorman….

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MrGordozzzz says:

    Ah yes, one of your best go to moves…the classic reach around. Ha ha, pretty funny throwing shade Ivan's way.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Automotive Solutions says:

    Every tools got a hammer side! Nice video as always. 👍

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane & Dysteny Gagnon says:

    I could seriously watch this channel all day keep up the good work!

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars K Wils says:

    I didn't get the Ivan and WD dig but I'd like to, can anyone point me to the reason for the reference?

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nick White says:

    Love that Johnny Cash.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars racerxnk says:

    Hey Professor O' I want one of those SMA zipper hoodies:)

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars RAHRAH807 says:

    Almost time to come out with south main auto repair automotive DVDs with all of the videos you have created..everyone will want to buy them

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andrew Evanoff says:

    BFH (big hammer) to the rescue! LOL
    Thanks for the video.