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I got an P0442 emission control system leak (small leak) error code on my 2008 mountaineer. but it come gas capless....what could it be?

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Not sure if you mean you do not have a gas cap or not. But if you do not have a gas cap, that is why you have the P0442 code and the check engine light on. The gas cap is part of the emissions system, it has to hold a vacuum. If it does not that is your "small Leak"...

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  • franchuk_vla Nov 13, 2010

    i mean the car comes without a gas cap. it says capless on the nozzle.

  • Thermo King
    Thermo King Nov 13, 2010

    I have not seen this set up yet. Hunt for a loose vacuum hose in the engine compartment. Or try and repost. Give more info if you can.

  • Thermo King
    Thermo King Nov 13, 2010

    You can check the door.
    it has a seal that must seal. Make sure the door to the fuel tank is shutting proper. Thats all i can offer.

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