My service Engine Soon indicator came on in my 1998 Ford Escort. Auto Zone
said it was 442. This happened about 3 week ago at which time Auto Zone
said to replace the gas cap. Lately the car has had momentary losses of
power, like its skipping. I don't know if the 442 is related to the
skipping, there were no other error codes.
A couple of things...
Auto Zone did not have a Ford gas cap so I purchased a OEM replacement
cap, could this be a problem? Do I need a Ford gas cap?
I looked at the plumbing going to the canister, lot of rusty looking
tubes. I could find no leaks, I looked for stains on the plumbing but this
may not be a effective troubleshooting procedure.
Any ideas on isolating the failure would be great appreciated? Thanks John