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Check engine light that scans "Emission Gross Leak" I change the gas cap...

(1999 Ford Escort)
in Everett, WA on July 11, 2011
and a hose from the trotle body... the car is a stick, it sounds like it want to die when I am at a stop and sputter when I am in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th gear, I dont have any problems on the freeway in 5th gear yet... this is my only transortation to work. And I dont have the money to take it into a shop. Please help!

Everett, WA
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on July 11, 2011
i would look at the hoses very carefully. there is one or more leaking causing the leak. without a smoke machine, it will not be easy.

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on July 11, 2011
Thank you so much for responding... I didnt know what else to do... will this cause the car to leave me stranded??

on July 11, 2011
it wont strand you. it will just let gas into the atmosphere. i would have it repaired when it is a better time.

of Jeff's Auto Repair on July 13, 2011
Like Roy stated, the Evap systems are very difficult to locate leaks without the proper equipment that a AAA/ASA Repair Shop would have. Even with the right equipment it is sometimes difficult to locate these leaks. I would recommend getting your vehicle into a known reliable shop and have them do the hard work of diagnosing.

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