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Small ECS leak code p0442 how do i find leak - 1997 Buick Century

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    small ECS leak code p0442 how do i find leak? 2003 buick century

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    i have 03 buick century & have the p0442 code of evap leak - small & was wondering where to start looking or the most common places that this code is coming from.

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It will have to be smoke tested.

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There could be a tiny rust hole in the fuel filler neck ,or the cap may not be sealing the filler neck properly. Check for rust on the filler neck, and on the sealing surface of the filler neck opening.

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running lean probably listen for any air hissing spray with soap and water see bubbles

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SOURCE: 2005 GMC Canyon. Code P0442 - Evaporative

look at the gas cap seal

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P0442 - Evaporative Emission Control System Leak Detected (small leak)

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.

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* A loose or improperly affixed gas cap
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* A small leak/hole in a fuel vapor hose/tube
* Other small leak in EVAP system
* Faulty vent o-ring seal

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, or
* Inspect the EVAP system for cuts/holes in tubes/hoses



P0445 - Evaporative Emission Control System Purge Control Valve Circuit Shorted.
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* Bad or loss contact wires
* Check harnesses, replace it


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