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Check engine code "P0446 Evap Control System Vent Control Circ"

The check engine light is on. The code is "P0446 Evap Control System Vent Control Circuit"
Other than checking that the gas cap is tight, what should i look at next?

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    Will the evap code p0446 cause the engine to bog down

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Unfortunately, this code has nothing to do with the gas cap....
A code P0446 could mean one or more of the following has happened:

  • Faulty vent valve
  • Open, short or excessive resistance on Vent valve control circuit
  • Blockage of vent valve
  • Bad PCM
Here are some things you could try to fix it:
  • Replace Vent valve
  • Repair open, short, or resistance problem in control circuit
  • Repair open, or short, or resistance problem in power circuit
  • Replace PCM


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What does that mean? Evap vent valve has only one purpose. It closes in order to seal the vent so the EVAP system can pressurize and ensure there are no leaks. Evap vent valve is usually supplied Batt. voltage with key on. The ECM's driver controls the ground, and when grounded, activates the valve (closing it). If the ECM detects a short to ground, and open,or a short to battery voltage on the control circuit, P0446 will set. Code also may refer to ECM detecting that EVAP system is unable to achieve or maintain vacuum during test.
Symptoms There will be no obvious symptoms to driver, other than MIL illumination.
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Possible Solutions With a P0446 OBD-II trouble code, here are some things to try:
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Symptoms: There will be no obvious symptoms to driver, other than MIL illumination.


Causes: A code P0446 could mean one or more of the following has happened:
  • Faulty vent valve
  • Open, short or excessive resistance on Vent valve control circuit
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  • Bad PCM
Possible Solutions: With a P0446 OBD-II trouble code, here are some things to try:
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  • Repair open, or short, or resistance problem in power circuit
  • Replace PCM

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Causes A code P0446 could mean one or more of the following has happened:
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DESCRIPTION
A restricted or blocked evaporative emission (EVAP) vent path is detected by the control module monitoring the fuel tank pressure (FTP) during normal operation. The control module commands the EVAP vent valve OFF, or open, and the EVAP canister purge valve ON, or open. The fuel tank pressure should remain low as vacuum is drawn on the EVAP system. If the vent path is blocked or restricted, the vacuum level will increase and DTC P0446 will set.

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