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I am getting a P0442 trouble code on my 2002 Jeep Wrangler. I have replaced the gas cap and one kinked line. But i still ge the light about once a month. What can i do to fix it? i have had the jeep at a mechanics shop 3 times. It has been smoke tested with no leaks found. The gas cap and the filler neck have been replaced. What can i do to fix this problem?

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Same problem on my 2001 TJ. Replaced cap, passed smoke test, supposed pinched hose fixed etc; light kept coming back on usually right after a cold start every other week or so. Three months later after trip to dealer and $367, it was due to an intermittenent evap cannister purge solenoid.

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