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The diagnostic is reading emissions evaporation leak. How do I fix? What do I look for?

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First check gas cap for proper seal. If OK, trace evaporation hose starting at fuel tank and going to evaporation cannister. Check hose for cracks and loose fitting. Check cannister for cracks and also hose from cannister to intake manifold. If no hose leaks or cracks, suspect leaky purge valve.
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I have code p0441 i topped off the tank once what will fix it


code p0441 refers to evaporative emission (EVAP) system--incorrect flow detected====causes -hose connections ---intake leak---EVAP canister purge valve. Check for vacuum leaks including vacuum controls for the vents or replace the purge valve.

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Codes351/420/442/455 what do they mean


(M) Check Engine Light ("Malfunction Indicator Light" or "Check Engine") will illuminate during engine operation if this Diagnostic Trouble Code was recorded (depending if required by CARB and/or EPA). MIL is displayed as an engine icon on the instrument cluster.

P0351 (M)
Ignition Coil A Primary/Secondary Circuit
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P0420 (M)
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P0442 (M)
Evaporative Emission Control System Leak Detected (medium leak)
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P0455 (M)
Evaporative Emission Control System Leak Detected (large leak)
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Code p1443


without knowing your make or model:

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    EGR Valve Position Sensor Signal Too Low
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    The purge valve not working,,,etc.
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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.
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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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    P0447 Evaporative Emission System Vent Control Circuit Open
    P0448 Evaporative Emission System Vent Control Circuit Shorted
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    P0451 Evaporative Emission System Pressure Sensor/Switch Range/Performance
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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)
    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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    Evaporative Emission Control System Leak Detected (large leak)
    A large leak has been detected in the evaporative system. See TSB 25-001-02. Also, possible faulty or loose gas cap. Note: The respective Powertrain Diagnostic Procedures Manual will direct the technician to determine if the vehicle evaporative system has an external system leak. Examples of some external system leaks are: a loose gas cap, a disconnected evaporative system hose, or a loose hose connection. Remember that the evaporative system may also have an internal system leak. This internal leak may be caused by an intermittent or permanently stuck open Duty Cycle Purge (DCP) valve. This leak source is considered to be internal because any escaping emissions enter into the engine system and not directly into the atmosphere, unlike an external leak. An internal leak may cause one of the above DTC?s. Possible causes of a stuck open (intermittent or permanent) DCP valve are: 1. Corrosion due to system moisture or possible water intrusion into the system.

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