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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
That is an EVAP code. its a vent control code. you can manually test it by powering it up if you know where its at. i cant remember exaclty where its at off the top of my head but its only 2 wires. using a volt meter you want to make sure power is getting to it, but you cannot activate it without dealer scan tool.hmmm if you can figure out which is ground and power when you give it 12 volts it should click. meaning your vent solenoid works and you have wiring problems or its leaking.
EVAP problems are hard to finde with out scanners. you can change the vent solenoid and hope it fixes it. but a code points you to the direction of a problem. hopefull its not wiring problems. in the northern states with snow. ice can pull out wires and also get clogged in the vent solenoid and lock it up. its either wiring or bad or a leaking solenoid. check condition of wires. if they look good try a vent soleniod.
if that doesnt fix it after a engine light reset and 2 weeks or so. then goto dealer. you need to reset it after repair. light will not go off on its own.GOOD LUCK
Posted on Apr 29, 2009
DTC P0446 Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Vent System Performance
The vehicle control module (VCM) monitors the performance of the evaporative emission (EVAP) system by applying a predetermined level of vacuum to the EVAP system and monitors the vacuum decay rate. The VCM sets this diagnostic trouble code (DTC) if the vacuum decay rate is more than a predetermined value. The VCM monitors the amount of vacuum and the amount of pressure in the EVAP system by monitoring the fuel tank pressure sensor. For this DTC, the VCM turns ON both the EVAP purge valve and the EVAP vent valve when the Conditions for Running the DTC are met. This applies an engine vacuum to a closed EVAP system. The VCM turns OFF both the EVAP purge valve and the EVAP vent valve when the system reaches a correct amount of vacuum. The EVAP system should quickly RELEASE the vacuum in the EVAP system with the EVAP purge valve OFF and the EVAP vent valve OFF (open). This test indicates a blocked or restricted EVAP vent path if the EVAP system fails to release the vacuum quickly enough.
Posted on Dec 06, 2008
The evap purge solenoid is located on the intake manifold. The evap vent valve is located on the side of the fuel tank. If you have a P0449 or P0452 (I think) DTC, it will be the one on the tank that you need to replace.
Posted on Sep 01, 2009
SOURCE: codes P0440 and P0300
I have a 2005 chevy suburban and it's getting a p0300 code. I replaced the plugs and wires and still have the same problem . It runs rough at idle in gear. What should I check?
Posted on Mar 15, 2010
A leak in the EVAP system can be a pain to resolve so be methodical. Start with the junction of the tube from the purge valve to the inlet manifold plenum. Disconnect this tube and block off the exposed port on the manifold. A great way for blocking off tubes and ports is to cut off the fingers of a rubber washing up glove and elastic bands to secure them over the exposed ends.
First let us recap on the system. The
EVAP system passively stores fuel vapour from the fuel tank in a charcoal filled
canister. The canister can be located on the fender or bulkhead. When the engine is running
above idle speed the ECU opens a purge valve connecting a pipe to the
throttle body. A corresponding vent valve allows the
ingress of air into the canister and this encourages fuel vapour to be drawn
out of the canister through the purge valve to the throttle air intake
mixture and thereafter to be burnt. The opening of the
purge valve cycles with engine speed.
The purge valve should be closed during idle. A faulty EVAP system manifest itself as erratic idling as it allows un-metered air into the system and compromises the inlet manifold vacuum. The blocking of the ports as initially suggested above should at least cause any erratic idling to be resolved.
The EVAP system is not critical to engine performance, it is an emission control device, so the car may be run without issue until the fault is found. Look at the fuel cap, ensure that the rubber seal is intact. To make doubly sure give it a smear of grease. Next look at the disconnected 'purge valve to throttle' tube. Inspect it thoroughly for cracks, be quite rough and twist it around to get a good look. Now locate the purge valve. If it is electrically operated simply check for voltage continuity across its connector pins. An open circuit indicates a burnt out solenoid winding. Check the connection to the canister. Check the vent valve connections, and again check its electrical continuity. Check the tank to canister tubing and any connections.
If you find no leaks you may need to take it to a garage that can do a smoke test on the system - this highlights the leaks as wisps of smoke appear where the leaks occur.
Posted on Dec 01, 2010
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Dec 18, 2015 | Cars & Trucks
An EVAP canister, vent hose, or vent solenoid valve that has restricted flow may cause this DTC to set. Using a purge solenoid command with a scan tool will allow vacuum to be applied to the system instead of pressure. With the engine running, the EVAP canister vent solenoid valve open, and the EVAP canister purge solenoid valve commanded to 100 percent, the fuel tank vacuum should not increase to more than 5 inches H2O.
An EVAP canister filter that is restricted can cause this DTC to set. Refer to Evaporative Emission Canister Replacement .
Disconnecting one component at a time while the EVAP system is under flow will help to pinpoint a restriction in the system
Do you have a scan tool that reads data PID'S ?
Your FTP - fuel tank pressure sensor could be at fault !
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Damaged harness. Inspect the wiring harness for damage. If the harness appears to be OK, disconnect the PCM, turn the ignition ON and observe a voltmeter connected to the EVAP Canister Purge solenoid driver circuit at the PCM harness connector while moving connectors and wiring harnesses related to the EVAP Canister Purge solenoid. A change in voltage will indicate the location of the fault.
The numbers below refer to the step numbers on the Diagnostic Table.
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