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Yellow emission light

The light comes on between 45 and 90 miles .the code is 442 and the solution for a bad gas cap didn't work.But it seems to come on the next day after i get gas about 3 miles. 442 code for a small leak

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To find a leak in a vapor hose, you may need a leak detector that uses smoke and/or dye. A 0.020" hole is the size of a pin. it can be a pain to find .This is about the best alternative. You will probably need a mechanic for that. I responded to this on your other post.

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