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I have a 2002 kia spectra throwing a P0442 code. Also when trying to pump gas into tank I must hold lever to pump extremely slow or the gas pump clicks off. Takes forever! Any ideas?

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According to my book. the 0442 code means you have a small leak in your Evaporative Emission Control system. As to the fuel fill issue. Some cars have an anti-siphon screen further up the fill spout than others. Also, for some reason some stations feel they have to have their pumps double as fire hoses. Repair or diagnosis of the Evaporative Emission Control system is one of those things that shouldn't be attempted by the do-it-yourself mechanic.

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SOURCE: Hyundai Accent 2003 - gas pump clicks off when tank isn't full.

possible cause could be evap canister full of gas causing back up

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SOURCE: Gas pump nozzle shuts off off repeatedly when refilling fuel tank

Replace the filler neck that goes to the tank.

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SOURCE: Check Engine Light

check all hoses on vehicle especially around canister and make sure u have a factory gas cap
The canister purge solenoid is part of the evaporative emissions system. When it is commanded "open" by the PCM (computer), it allows fuel vapors in the fuel system to enter the engine. This solenoid basically acts as a valve regulating fuel vapor flow to the air intake system. By burning these vapors in the combustion process, the evaporation system helps to lower overall vehicle emissions. The solenoid circuit refers to the wiring used to control the function of this solenoid, and usually runs between the solenoid and the vehicles PCM.
any defect in the above mentioned canister working will cause your problem to happen

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SOURCE: 2002 Kia Spectra stuck gear shift

Sounds like you need a new shifter assembly, or the brake switch. Most likely will be the shifter though if you can move it out of park with the override.

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SOURCE: Cannot fill gas tank on 2002 Kia sedona. Even when

I have a Kia Sedona 2005 and I can't fill it up with gas without the pump kicking off and I have tried several gas stations. Sometimes I can get a few gallons in with no problem but then it kicks off again and I have to spend twenty minutes dripping fuel into it until I loose patience. Help me!

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P0442 Means you have a leak in your EVAP system.
The EVAP system prevents gas vapors from entering the air .
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Most common reason is If you did not put your gas cap on all the way.
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