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Check engine light on Gm code P0442 - 2004 Chevrolet Colorado

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CODE PO442 EVAP SYSTEM SMALL LEAK DETECTED CONDITIONS.POSSIBLE CAUSE- LOOSE OR DAMAGED GAS CAP-FUEL TANK PRESSURE SENSOR IS DAMAGED-.FUEL TANK VAPOR LINE LINES IS CLOGGED OR DAMAGED DISCONNECTED-.PURGE VAPOR LINE IS CLOGGED DAMAGED DISCONNECTED.-PURGE SOLENOID OR VENT SOLENOID HAS A SMALL LEAKING STICKING - PCM HAS FAILED.

Posted on May 28, 2010

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SOURCE: P0442 check engine light code

The computer that read the code for you can also reset it.  If you don't have one, you can go to your local auto parts store and have them reset it for you.  This is what your code means P0442 Evaporative Emission Control System Leak Detected (small leak).  This is what Causes it and possible fixes: CausesA code P0442 most likely means one or more of the following has happened:

  • A loose or improperly affixed gas cap
  • A non-conforming gas cap (i.e. not factory/original brand)
  • A small leak/hole in a fuel vapor hose/tube
  • Other small leak in EVAP system
  • Faulty vent o-ring seal
Possible SolutionsWith 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

Posted on May 21, 2009

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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: code P0456,P0455, &P0442

hello po442 ,po455,po456 is leak detected possible, check the gas cap , basicaly you have a leak that is larger than 0.020' and smaller than 0.040' in the gas evaporative system use your nose to find this one thanks

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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SOURCE: error code p0442

EVAP Emission Control System - Small Leak Detected (1.0 mm). This code can be set when 1. fuel filler cap is not completely tight, 2. when various hoses get punctured or the canister close valve does not seal completely, 3. there is an actual leak in the charcoal canister, fuel tank, or other EVAP system component, 4. if any one of these components are malfunction (a), fuel tank pressure sensor, (b) purge control solenoid valve, (c) canister close valve, or (d) fuel cap. An engine vacuum leak would not set this code.
Solution: Take the vehicle to a Hyundai Dealership for proper diagnosis/repair.

Posted on May 27, 2009

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SOURCE: check engine light code p0442 what is it what to

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. I hope this helps you

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