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Hello so are you receiving a code?
yes I have recieved a code stateing "small evap leak"
I replaced the fuel cap with a factory original
reset the light and it still comes back
I even replaced the EGR with a new one
What is the code # XXXXX you still have it
yes let me pull it again
sweet makes it easier to look it up for me
This has been bothering me for 3 weeks
I show this as a medium leak detected
my scanner reads small evap leak
Not sure why its saying that. Anyways if the gas cap has been replaced then there has to be a leak in the EVAP
So do you have a smoke machine?
no i do not
I tried taking it to the dealer and they told me to change some parts
I changed those parts and the leak is still showing
Well one thing you can do without it is inspect the lines connections and try to find a crack bad connection ect
which lines should i inspect?
Yeah thats the first thing to do
You will inspect the hard plastic evap lines I will get a picture if I can of the location
are those the only lines that cause evap leaks?
But I would call around to the shops and find one that will do the smoke test for you
Do the dodge dealerships provide a smoke test?
Those lines and if the purge solenoid is acting up
they will charge more to do the same task
ok i would greatly appreciate the pictures
should i go to dodge and ask specifically for a smoke test?
they know what it is
Every decent shop has one
I wonder why they did not do it in the first place or even offer it?
Alot of times its a the gas cap
what exactly does the smoke test do?
They run smoke through the evap system if there is a leak it will show
ok sounds very simple
Sometimes the hard lines will get a small crack
Yes it is they will put it up on the lift and find the leak pretty quickly
so none of the evap leaking is because of any soft lines correct?
So they should have dont this in the first place but most of the time its the gas cap so thats understandable
yea but they charged me for an inspection and reccomeded changing parts before they even did a smoke test
should i complain and tell them to not charge me this time and that they should have done a smoke test initially?
they have not even offered to do a smoke test?
I would. Tell them you want a discount on the diag since it was wrong
ok is there any other recommendations you would advise me to do?
I want to give you a picture of some of the evap components
But it should be pretty simple if they do a smoke test and fix the leak
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you have been very helpful
in the picture you sent me which numbers should i check
I would just go through the system and look for any cracks or breaks in the connections
ok in the diagram which ones are the hard lines?
All of the small lines
ok perfect thank you
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