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VACUUM FAULT. REPLACED GAS CAP WITHOUT RESULTS. WHERE DO I START LOOKING FOR A VACUUM LEAK?WLEWAN60@AOL.COM

2003 GMC Envoy • 14,500 miles

Check engine light is on and the meter says that it's a vacuum leak. I replaced the gas cap but that didn't correct the problem. I looked online trying to find a schematic for the vacuum system and haven't yet found it. What would be your suggestion?
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Lewan
March 20, 2012.



Finding a leak in this system is almost impossible without a smoke machine. You might be able to find one at an auto parts store that borrows or rents tools. It injects a white non-toxic smoke at 2 psi, then you search for where it's seeping out. The alternative is to hope to find something real obvious like a rusted-off hose clamp or dry-rotted hose. Other possibilities include a leaking purge valve or charcoal canister. There's nothing visual you can see with those types of leaks.

Caradiodoc
Mar 20, 2012.