2008 With P0496 and stabilitrak errors-help!
Hello all! New to the forum, and trying to get some answers. I have a 2008 Outlook with about 118.000 miles. About 6 months ago I got a check engine light, and also noticed that whenever I fueled up the car would just crank but not start. I found that if I held the gas down it would eventually start, so I just did that or didn't turn the car off. I found out the check engine code was the P0496 Evap code. The car started idling a little rough, and I would occasionally get the Service Stabilitrak or Traction Control or Parking assist off lights, then they would disappear. I had someone tell me that if I got the code cleared it may solve the issue so I went to O Riellys and got it cleared today. I live about 6 minutes from there, and three times on the way home the car downshifted roughly and the Stabilitrak and Traction lights came on. It went back and forth between driving normally and then shifting hard and the warning lights flashing. Needless to say I don't want to drive it, and don't really have much money to fix it. I have been reading different posts on this site about the same issues but don't know where to start to decide what to do and don't want to go to a dealer and have them try to charge a bunch of money. Any ideas?