2000 SL2 -- SES Light -- Will It Pass Inspection

Discussion in 'Saturn S-series' started by George, Dec 31, 2003.

  1. George

    George Guest

    I own a 2000 SL2 with 15000 miles in the state of New York. Since
    12990 miles and 2 days past warranty expiration, I have had car in for
    service for the same SES code - P0442 and Saturn dealership os unable
    to repair. They have no idea what is wrong. I am worried about it
    passing inspection in New York State. Also, I am worried about being
    able to sell this car or use it for a trade-in. Any comments?

    George, Dec 31, 2003
  2. I have an older Chliton's repair manual (1991-1998) that says a code P0442
    is an EVAP Canister Purge (system) with a fault description of "Small Leak

    Is there another dealer in your area you could try?

    Anyone else care to take a guess on this one?
    Jonnie Santos, Dec 31, 2003
  3. "Unable to repair" is just not something a dealer is supposed to say. What
    diagnostic steps did they attempt?

    If the diagnostics don't indicate a bad fuel tank pressure sensor, they're
    supposed to connect an EVAP smoke generating device to the system and check
    for leaks with an ultrasonic leak detector. Possible leak areas given
    include the fuel cap, EVAP canister, fuel sender assembly O-ring, or fuel
    filler neck, or any of the hoses/connections to these components.
    Robert Hancock, Jan 1, 2004
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