P0442 99Sonata GLS

Discussion in 'Hyundai Sonata' started by 99trooper, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. 99trooper

    99trooper Guest


    I have been getting a P0442 on my 99 Sonata for the past couple of months.
    It happens typically a day or so after I put gas in the car (may be a
    coincidence). I have replaced the gas cap which I bought at the dealer.
    Every time I get the code, I end up reseting it by disconnecting then
    reconnecting the battery, but the code will come back. What can I look
    for? Where are the obvious things to look that would throw this code?

    99trooper, Dec 15, 2005
  2. 99trooper

    hyundaitech Guest

    This code means you have a small evaporative system leak. It will be
    difficult to find with the naked eye and will be nearly impossible to
    diagnose efficiently without the scan tool.

    Here's my opinion on the top causes of this code, in order:

    1. Improperly installed fuel cap (not tight, crossthreaded, tether under
    2. Canister close valve which does not fully seal.
    3. All other causes combined (too many to list). Basically, this would
    be any other type of vapor leakage.

    You can check the fuel cap sealing ring and the filler neck for a smooth
    sealing surface. In this case, the problem will not be the purge valve.
    The system tests itself by vacuuming the tank with engine vacuum by way of
    the purge valve. The code P0442 indicates the vacuum in the system bleeds
    off after the system is sealed. If the purge valve were leaking, the
    system would have more vacuum, not less.

    Hope all that helps. You may wind up having to let the dealer look at
    this one.
    hyundaitech, Dec 15, 2005
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