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Code 446 comes on and I smell gas

Gas fumes are very strong in the blazer. I had the code reset and it did fine for a while. I was told this is the code for my purge vent solenoid. Can my solenoid be bad or is something else going on. Help!

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If that was the code for the purge vent solenoid i would say it is bad since you smell fumes. because that solenoid allows the vacuume from the engine while it is running to pull the excess fumes from the fuel tank and burn them off inside the engine. also might want to check lines under the hood associated with the solenoid to make sure excess air pressure from the fumes building up didn't blow a vac. line off. i would also check the condition of your fuel cap, if it doesn't seal good it could also cause a similar problem.

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