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The smoke test should have identified the problem and I think you should tell them you expect the problem to be fixed free of charge since they did not fix it when they said that was the problem and you have already paid to have it fixed when it isnt fixed or at the very least I'd tell them I expect all of the labor charges refunded as it did nothing for you. It sounds like the charcoal canister may have gotten flooded when you went through the puddle causing this leak. They can use the following steps to diagnose problem if you bring it back. Let me know if you have questions. Thanks
1. First check the canister-closed valve that is located under the hood by the charcoal canister. Verify that there is voltage on the Black/White wire with the key on; when the Blue/Black wire is backprobed and grounded, the valve closes to seal off the EVAP system vent. 2. Next locate the purge solenoid under the hood by the canister. Verify that there is battery voltage on the Green wire with the key on. If there is voltage, start the engine, backprobe and ground the Red/White wire, and verify that the valve opens and vacuum is applied to the charcoal canister. The vacuum signal may be ported so the engine may have to be off idle for the vacuum to be applied to the canister. 3. If works correctly, locate the EVAP pressure sensor on top of the fuel tank sending unit and backprobe the White/Black wire. The voltage should read approximately 2.5 volts with no vacuum or pressure, and be steady. If the voltage is erratic, check for a good ground and a 5-volt reference voltage to the connector. If the ground and reference voltage are correct, and the voltage is erratic, replace the pressure sensor. 4. If everything tests good, perform an EVAP leak test. Have the voltmeter on the pressure sensor and monitor the voltage, then ground the canister closed valve so it closes. Then start up the engine and ground the purge solenoid so vacuum is applied to the EVAP system and watch the pressure sensor voltage. Draw enough vacuum into the system so the voltage reads close to 1 volt, then stop and see if the voltage starts to increase. If the voltage starts to increase, then look for a leak in the charcoal canister or fuel tank or filler neck and fuel cap.
P0442 EVAP System Small Leak (0.040") Detected
I think you misunderstood my question as all Aamco has done so far for the 75.00 is a "smoke test". I brought my car back home without them doing any repairs because they took so long diagnosing the problem and giving me an estimate and I needed my car back.
I also just realised that I am on someone else's computer so don't send a reply to their email address as I won't get the answer.
I will just call around to some local repair shops for an answer instead rather than waste your time or somone elses money, thanks anyway.