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Light came on had it coded says its po440 purchased new gas cap light still on could still be three other things evaporated canister hose cracked. Purgevent solenoid Vacuum leak at engine .what should I do

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    Jeremy W. Mar 23, 2011

    Did you clear the code after the gas cap was installed?

    The check engine light will not just go out by itself immediately after a repair.



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I would do just what you said in that order, I would check your hoses to the evap canister,make sure you dont have vacuum hose leak anywhere, then change the solenoid, if your still getting the code, then change the intake manifold gasket.
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