Come along with Eric O. at the SMA shop as we have a look at a 2008 Chevrolet Colorado 3.7 that has a Service Engine Soon Light on with a code P0442 Small EVAP Leak. Let's bust out the smoke machine and see if we can find it. -Enjoy!
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49 thoughts on “Chevy colorado – p0442 small evap leak”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ninney 79 says:

    Good ol walnut. Poor critter lost his winter stash lol

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars elisamuel ramirez says:

    Can someone tell me if this can cause engine stall and random misfire code I also have that code his fixing

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Christopher Potts says:

    A walnut

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sammy@Tigueron says:

    thank for the info, my truck have the same problem ,I think i have to fix it my self , you're no in my area so I can take it to you I don't have your experience. thanks for your videos .

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mongo Mongo says:

    yep i know a guy his trailblazer burst into flames from the leaking fuel.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Knights says:

    Finally my mysterious questions were answered. Thanks Eric

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Romulan112 says:

    I wonder what the repair bill was?

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Driveway Garage says:

    I just one of these trucks, no issues yet.I always appreciate your videos.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rhage73 says:

    thanks for posting, Mrs O is always fun when she shows up. =)

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MrDAVIDLAROSA says:

    just did one like this

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pete G says:

    How did you connect that smoke machine? Was it to the schrader valve on the fuel rail?

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gumby says:

    Glad I found this Channel. I have been watching for awhile now, and today I get a P0442 on my 09 GMC Canyon. I wish the was the 2.9L

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars delois richardson says:

    Peal

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars delois richardson says:

    What a Country Boy,,mmmh

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars delois richardson says:

    Hi, I have a jaguar type 2005,,I have code po442,, do I need a canister purge solenoid valve,,i brought a gas,,,,thank you
    ,,

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars The77stevo77 says:

    Your vids are great. You dont blab no stupid music and your very discriptive and you know what your talking about.
    Please keep em coming

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gary Gutier says:

    Thank you Eric. Damn Colorado's and evap codes, gotta love them. Thanks to your lady for joining in. Keep up the great info you provide.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pat Moore says:

    Stupid

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Marc R says:

    Man i would really appreciate if you would make a video for a 2003 chevy trailblazer 4200 inline 6 . I have this error code p0014 and po442 . I'm also hearing a ticking inside the dashboard its not loud could that be what's causing the problem with the error codes and how do i find it a fix all three issues?

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JoeyLovesTrains says:

    That thumbnail looks like pictures of the titanic

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Frank Boykin says:

    Curious about that fuel tank. I have a 2004 radio but the front of the tank has a in line fuel filter as to where the one you have is direct line. My vapor vent is leaking around where the silicon or o ring is. Good hunting

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mirafeliza V. Hernandez says:

    Rust is my worst enemy. Good luck with the owner.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Leoncio Rodriguez Aguilera says:

    Thanks a Lot Amigo Eric for Another Helpful Video Tutorial, May God Bless You….

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Morris says:

    GO TO HELL OBAMA!

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars justpaintitright says:

    thanks man im getting my gmc smocked next week ugh,,,,,,do you have a vid of the fix ,,,,

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars NEO View says:

    Thanks Eric ….just bought one of these. Appears to be in really good shape the truck 2006…amazingly. Can I do this at home? Should you replace the whole gas tank? Any way its cool just another day right…that whole walnut thing was a joke right. I mean the squirrel must have liked his nuts marinated in gas. Can't imagine what he was thinking…think I would have rather been the mouse living in the Pent House on top of the valve cover….

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Geo76er says:

    Walnut.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris says:

    Blowing smoke like a chimney

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Stammers says:

    Nice video. Helped me alot but made me angry i got same issue. LoL.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Earl Fuller says:

    Had the same thing happen with mine the fuel pump had rotted away my gas would run out at a qaurter tank had no idea why had all kinds of codes going off and one day I just smelled gas pulled the bed off and it was just rusted to peices

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars maggs131 says:

    Thanks for posting this. I know this a problem with my 2011 Colorado. I smell the fumes and have the same code. I wonder if this can also be causing my fuel system to lose pressure when sitting causing longer than normal crank times

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars powerram92 says:

    Is there a scan tool that you can do everything on? You use a red one and this one is there a reason why you have both? I'm looking to get a scan tool that does everything or mostly everything

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Russell Booth says:

    I only replaced the fuel filler cap on my 2002 model Holden Commodore because it was an obvious fault,the O ring was split on the cap.

    It runs the 5.7 litre Chevrolet LS1 V8 engine but Holden didn't fit a fuel tank pressure sensor so the P0442 code is not applicable to my car.

    Instead I got just a P0171 (not even a P0174) code which is a lean code, it's the only other obvious leak since I replaced all of the vacuum hoses & I had the inlet manifold off to do a hydraulic lifter change ,so all of the seals & gaskets have been changed.

    I replaced the purge control solenoid valve pipe with a piece of fuel hose because the old plastic one just vibrated & wore out in 2011.

    In my car,the only other part other than the MAF Meter clamps which would leak air is the O ring around the fuel pump sender unit.

    Yes, I've been looking into making my own smoke machine out of a jar of baby oil & a soldering iron !

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars C C says:

    I just fixed this same problem on my 05’ Colorado, rotted out the ring and tabs on tank. Replaced with after market ring kit, thanks for the video

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jose Cid says:

    Can make video at chevy colorado about cruise control 06 -12 .. issues are

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Banditt says:

    All well and good but most of us don't have an expensive scan tool or smoke machine.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars J0ET0MK0 says:

    Now with a leak like that what are the effects of performance? Rough idle, stalling?

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Frankish says:

    I just dealing with evap stuff for the first time on a friends Suburban. In this case its a p1441 flow during non purge. I assume its seeing the tank pressure go down with the purge valve closed. I checked the purge valve and it flows slightly when I suck on it, so we are replacing that first.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Ferreira says:

    This guy noes his stuff good video bro

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daniel Madden says:

    I stopped watching your videos to much wasted talk. Get to the point you will have more viewers.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MIKE CONT says:

    Great video

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Chiodetti says:

    Non popular codes are Evap here in SoCal. Everyday occurrence with you. Great Video! It's 11:40 PM, I'm sleepy, it's bed time! Your smoke machine's fantastic! What happened to the one from Redline? Or am I so tired I don't recognize it? Hi Mrs. O, great ending of this video with you in it!

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lasse Kviesgaard says:

    Nothing like experiencing smoke from your gas tank :-O 😉

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mota Mota says:

    Thanks 👍

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mota Mota says:

    Thanks 👍

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tony Rodriguez says:

    Awesome video