Question about 2001 Kia Optima
P0446 - Vent Control of the Evap System. This Evaporative Emissions System is very complicated. These particular DTCs (Diagnostic Trouble Codes) can be caused by MORE than they tell you. Three MAJOR components in the system can cause this P0446. 1. Charcoal Canister, 2. Charcoal Canister Filter, 3. Canister Close Valve, 4. Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor, 5. Purge Control Solenoid Valve, 6, Wiring and/or connector/connections between them and the ECU. If you wish to trust the computer's diagnostics, then replace the canister close valve (after you have inspected the Evap Charcoal Canister's air filter and find no problems with restrictions of air flow). If the problem comes back, check the Purge Control Solenoid Valve and the operation of the Fuel Tank Pressure sensor - either one of those components, if malfunctioning, can cause a P0446.
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