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Emissions failed 2002 saturn sl was diagnosed in CT with evaporative emission system leak (small leak) What do you recommend. We know the gas cap should be replaced

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A small evap leak can be caused by many things, and correct in most of the time it is the gas cap. i would try replacing that, and having the cel cleared. but as i said if there is another leak somewhere in the system such as the filler neck or any of the multiple solenoids and vacum lines, that will need to be taken care of as well.

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Small EVAP leak
Missing or loose fuel cap
Incorrect fuel filler cap used
Fuel filler cap remains open or fails to close
Foreign matter caught in fuel filler cap
Evaporative Emission (EVAP) canister or fuel tank leaks
Evaporative Emission (EVAP) system hose leaking
Fuel tank leaking

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How to diagnose code p0456 on beetle


P0456 Volkswagen - EVAP System Very Small Leak Detected

- Missing or loose fuel cap
- Incorrect fuel filler cap used
- Fuel filler cap remains open or fails to close
- Foreign matter caught in fuel filler cap
- Evaporative Emission (EVAP) canister or fuel tank leaks
- Evaporative Emission (EVAP) system hose leaking
- Fuel tank leaking

Sep 30, 2015 | 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle

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Po442 check iight


p0442 means Evaporative Emission Control System Leak Detected (small leak)

What does that mean?
The vehicle's PCM (powertrain control module) tests the evaporative emissions (EVAP) system for large and small leaks among other conditions. In the case of this DTC, it indicates a fuel vapor leak in the EVAP control system. It means a very small leak has been detected. In fact, the leak can be from a hole as small as 0.04" in diameter. The (EVAP) emission control system prevents the escape of fuel vapors from a vehicle's fuel system. Fuel vapors are routed by hoses to a charcoal canister for storage. Later, when the engine is running a purge control valve opens allowing intake vacuum to siphon the fuel vapors into the engine.
Symptoms
The only thing you will notice is the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) a.k.a. Check Engine Light will be illuminated. You likely won't notice any drivability problems although sometimes a fuel odor may be noticed.
Causes
A code P0442 most likely means one or more of the following has happened: A loose or improperly affixed gas cap A non-conforming gas cap (i.e. not factory/original brand) A small leak/hole in a fuel vapor hose/tube Other small leak in EVAP system Faulty vent o-ring seal Defective vent valve Defective purge valve Defective leak detection pump
Possible Solutions
With a P0442, the most common repair is to: Remove and reinstall the gas cap, clear the codes, and drive for a day and see if the codes come back. Otherwise, replace the gas cap (we recommend an OEM not aftermarket part), or Inspect the EVAP system for cuts/holes in tubes/hoses More advanced troubleshooting steps include: Using an advanced scan tool, perform an EVAP leak test Verify operation of the EVAP purge solenoid / valve Perform a smoke test to see where the leak is

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P0442 2002 saturn sc2 1.9l


This needs to go to a dealer for testing. there is no magic fix for this very difficult to diagnose fault.

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Hi I have a Dodge Neon 2003 with engine codes P0456 and P0440. What do these mean and how do I fix them


P0456....Evaporative Emission Control System Leak Detected (very small leak)


P0440....Evaporative Emission Control System

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What does po440 on a 2003 saturn vue mean with a service engine soon light on


That is a problem in the evaporative emission control system.
Could be anything causing it
Clogged filter in the charcoal canister
A leak in one of the vacuum lines
The purge valve not working,,,etc.
The best thing is to take it and have it checked out, they might have to do a smoke test to find the problem.
All they do is inject smoke into the system, if there is a leak the smoke will come out of it. All it takes is a pin hole in these emission systems to screw it all up.

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I checked the codes and one comes up its po446. i dont under stand what it mean so i cant fix it to get the light to go out.


P0446 Evaporative Emission System Vent Control Circuit.
The following are descriptions of all Evaporative possible codes:

P0441 Evaporative Emission System Incorrect Purge Flow
P0442 Evaporative Emission System Leak Detected (small leak)
P0443 Evaporative Emission System Purge Control Valve Circuit
P0444 Evaporative Emission System Purge Control Valve Circuit Open
P0445 Evaporative Emission System Purge Control Valve Circuit Shorted
P0446 Evaporative Emission System Vent Control Circuit
P0447 Evaporative Emission System Vent Control Circuit Open
P0448 Evaporative Emission System Vent Control Circuit Shorted
P0449 Evaporative Emission System Vent Valve/Solenoid Circuit
P0450 Evaporative Emission System Pressure Sensor/Switch
P0451 Evaporative Emission System Pressure Sensor/Switch Range/Performance
P0452 Evaporative Emission System Pressure Sensor/Switch Low
P0453 Evaporative Emission System Pressure Sensor/Switch High
P0454 Evaporative Emission System Pressure Sensor/Switch Intermittent
P0455 Evaporative Emission System Leak Detected (large leak)
P0456 Evaporative Emission System Leak Detected (very small leak)
P0457 Evaporative Emission System Leak Detected (fuel cap loose/off)
P0458 Evaporative Emission System Purge Control Valve Circuit Low
P0459 Evaporative Emission System Purge Control Valve Circuit High
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At least the cap isn't loose for the gas tank.

I would clear the code with an OBD-II Scanner 'erase code' button, and see how long it takes for it to come back.

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I have a 2002 Ford Taurus, and an engine sign showed up. However, I pulled out the code which is P0442. what is the problem, how much would that cost me and when do I need to fix it, can I wait for the...


P0442 code relating to the EVAP (Evaporative Emission System).a small emissions leak. also check the gas cap .Try cleaning the seals first and then try putting a little vaseline on the seals before getting a new gas cap. -------------
Code P0442-Evaporative emission control system. Canister Purge system failed the monitor test indicating a large leak (over 0.040”). Enabling conditions: Engine running after a 6 to 8 hour engine off period called a cold soak. The test runs when engine load is between 15 to 45% and inlet air temperature between 40 and 130°F. Blocking Action: This code can block the following monitors: Fuel Control, O2 monitor, Catalyst Monitor, misfire monitor. Testing: Check the purge hoses for leaks, leaking vapor management valve or loose gas cap.

This simply indicates that there was no flow from the evap system when the purge valve was energized. This could be cause of a few different reasons. First, check for leaks by visually looking at all evap lines for cranks rips or any tears. Basically, anywhere that fuel vapors can escape.
----------- Here is the test that will smoke the system for leaks with a smoke machine.

Evaporative Emission System Leak Test

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CAUTION: The evaporative emission system must not be pressurized to more than 3.48 kPa (14 inches H2O)or damage to the evaporative emission system may occur.
  1. Connect the Evaporative Emission System Leak Tester to the evaporative emission test port.
  2. Close the canister vent solenoid.
  3. Pressurize the evaporative emission system to 3.48 kPa (14 inches H2O) .
  4. Monitor the system for two minutes . The system fails the leak test if the pressure falls below 2.0 kPa (8 inches H2O) .
  5. Repair any leaks as necessary.
  6. Repeat the leak test until the system remains above 2.0 kPa (8 inches H2O) after the two-minute test period.
---------- get it repaired ASAP because if you drive the car in same condition the emisson system can get damaged.and code will be p0445 ,now the code is p0442 its for leak in the emisson system. ---------------- This will help. Thanks please keep updated.please do rate the solution positively .thank you for using fixya.

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OBD codes 442 & 455


Check all of your EVAP lines and the charcoal canister. Also check the lines and overflow line from the gas cap to the gas tank.

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