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1996 Volkswagen Jetta Question: Checking on the Code

 

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jettadwn16v, 4 Cylinder, Sterling, VA, March 04, 2009, 09:02
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I keep getting a P0303 and P0440

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    spyder March 04, 2009, 13:31
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    P0303 references a misfire on #3 cylinder. Ignition faults including spark plugs , cables , distributor cap and rotor are common problems.
    P0440 is a malfunction in the evap system. Items to check include gas cap (is it loose?) , evap purge valve ( leaking or blocked internally) and plumbing/hoses to fuel tank.
    Any place fuel vapors can escape is basically involved.
    There are specific devices known as "evap testers" or "smoke testers" to find small leaks.

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