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Code p0442 evaporative emission system leak

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Hi there:
This 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.

Keep in mind that the P0442 is many times caused by a bad or loose fuel cap or fueling while the engine is running. If the cap does not fix the problem there is a machine that needs to be connected to the vehicle to help find the leak by pumping inert smoke into the system.

Hope this helps.

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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
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P0453 Evaporative Emission System Pressure Sensor/Switch High
P0454 Evaporative Emission System Pressure Sensor/Switch Intermittent
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P0456 Evaporative Emission System Leak Detected (very small leak)
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P0458 Evaporative Emission System Purge Control Valve Circuit Low
P0459 Evaporative Emission System Purge Control Valve Circuit High
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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.

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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.
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  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.
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