2005 Hyundai Elantra Check Engine Light

Tiny
TOOOL30
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  • 2005 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 60,310 MILES
My mom recently took the car in for oil change and the mechanic told her to change the air filter. I told her I could do that on my own and wasnt worth 20 bucks. A week or so later the light came on for check engine so I took my car to autozone and they hooked up the tester and told me an emmisisions leak was the problem. My question to you is.
Can a cut in the air filter rubber foam seal cause this light to come on? I have replaced the air filter and noticed 2 unusual cuts in the old one. Prob the mechanic trying to make a few bucks. The autozone person told me to drive it for a week and see if the light goes out. Is the air filter cut a possible engine light problem? Thanks
tim
las vegas, nv
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Thursday, November 13th, 2008 AT 1:28 PM

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Tiny
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What code did you get from Autozone?
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Thursday, November 13th, 2008 AT 9:06 PM
Tiny
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I dont have code but she looked it up and said minor leak emmissions ill run down and see tomarrow if that helps. I thought was strange to see those cuts in air filter so the seal was bad.
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Thursday, November 13th, 2008 AT 9:27 PM
Tiny
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P0442 Evaporative Emission Control System Leak Detected (small leak). Sounds about right?

Minor leak emission usually is the gas cap not sealing tight.
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Thursday, November 13th, 2008 AT 10:48 PM

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