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I've come to nag and bug again boys!

My car tripped the CEL today, only showed P0442 multiple times. I know from past experience on my Dodge truck that this is a small EVAP leak. I replaced the gas cap and reset the PCM. Anyone have any LH specific knowledge or cures for this general issue?

On my way home tomorrow, I intend to stop at the bone yard too, as my a few components on my new 3.5 need some attention. The exhaust shields are in miserable shape, one bolt on each side rusted clean off allowing them to "flap" around; also my AC-side tension pulley hisses loudly.

Can anyone confirm if the 3.2L motor's components mentioned above fit on the 3.5? I assume they do as they are technically the same engine with the obvious displacement difference. There are NO 3.5's in the yard and more then a few 3.2's unfortunately.

Mopar quoted me $90 for the pulley and $300 for the shields (one side being $25 the others double or triple amusingly).
 

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Other than pistons, rings, head gaskets, and cam grind, 3.5 and its peripherals are the same as the 3.5.
 

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Rockauto.com for the pulley,, its like 18 bucks
 

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My P0442 issue ended up being the filler neck.
Did a smoke test find that? I'd never thought the filler neck would be the cause... I'm 5 years into a constant P0442 code...
 

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Just cleared my P0442 last night, (Again).

I'm fairly sure it is the detector which sits atop the canister. Once cleared, it will stay out as long as I drive it every day and don't give the system a chance to do a small leak test.

Yet, if I leave it sit for the weekend, I'm almost guaranteed a check engine light on the start of my drive to work.

RonBiggs, was the filler neck rusted or was it a cracked hose?
 

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I also had the P0442 for a long time. Garage I brought it to did a smoke test and told me it was the filler neck. They also were gonna charge me another $300+ to fix it (said they had to drop the fuel tank). I found a replacement filler neck on line for about $60 and it took about 15 minutes max to remove the old install the new.

I didn't notice an obvious leak, although there was a fair amount of rust. The hose connections looked good, so I figured it might have been the vent tube. Anyway, that was several years ago, and I haven't had the P0442 come back since.

Just noticed that Rock Auto has a Dorman for $65
 

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Overwhelming amount of us have had or still have the code it seems! I cleared mind and replaced the cap, on my 200mile trip home it didn't trip as of yet. May have been a spoof or me not tightening the cap? Time will tell.

I'll definitely look over my filler cap tomorrow when I put the car up, I need to do an inspection on the back as I got a weird hollow metal and metal "clash" sound on bumps, makes the car sound cheap. I suspect swaybar links or bushings.
 
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