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Old 08-29-2003, 08:00 PM
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1998 F150 4.6L Error Code P442

I left my manual at work and won't be able to get to it for a couple of days. The light just came on today. Can anyone shed some light on what this one is?
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1998 F150 4.6L Error Code P442

the code p0442 means small evap leak, good place to start is to check your fuel cap is tight.
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jonmech are you like me and hate it whenever you see a P0442?
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1998 F150 4.6L Error Code P442

Evap codes are evil things
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1998 F150 4.6L Error Code P442

Right on guys. It was an improperly tightened gas cap. Thanks for the replies!!! Whew. . . . . >8P
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1998 F150 4.6L Error Code P442

Thanks for letting us know what you found.
It's great when it's something simple like that
I had the exact same problem on an Explorer yesterday.
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Question P0442 Troubleshhoting

Just Curious.. Ive had this code for some time now.. It went away in the winter months when the temp dropped to around -10C and the code never came back till spring and now it will haunt me until I find it.. I want to start looking at the fuel cap, but How do I ensure a tight seal is being made... should I be looking at fuel pressures throughout the entire fuel system, or should I limit it to a specific area..

at this point any info would be greatly appreciated..
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Fuel Cap

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Did your fuel cap permanently solve the problem or did it ever come back>

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