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Failed emission test, presented code P0446, had canister and vent valve replaced, light still on, then had smoke test, they replaced the filler tube and check engine light came back on same day

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A possible answer to your problem is that the Hyundai / Kia model lines have had extensive problems with the fuel tank pressure sensor. Most notably on the Sorento and Santa Fe lines. The car models have had problems with the leak detection pump. Sounds like you are describing a Sorento as this is the code they set and quickly, if so 99% sure the pressure sensor is reading slightly high at all times and setting the code.

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What does code p0446 mean on a 2001 Buick Centry?


P0446 Evaporative Emission Control System Vent Control Circuit Malfunction The code P0446 is set when the engine computer recognizes a fault or restriction at the vent control part of the Evaporative emission control system (EVAP). The description of the fault varies between different car manufacturers, but one thing is common, the code P0446 doesn't directly point to a defective part; some testing might be required to pinpoint the faulty component. What can cause the code P0446: - faulty vent control valve - blockage at the vent hose, vent filter or vent control valve - open or short in the vent control valve circuit - bad charcoal canister - EVAP system leak - faulty EVAP system pressure sensor - bad vacuum switching valve (VSV) - stuck open purge valve (solenoid)

Aug 13, 2014 | 2001 Buick Century

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P0446


P0446 HYUNDAI - EVAP Emission System Vent Control Valve Open Circuit

Possible causes- Missing Fuel cap
- Incorrect fuel filler cap used
- Fuel filler cap remains open or fails to close
- Foreign matter caught in fuel filler cap
- Vent control valve harness is open or shorted
- Vent control valve circuit poor electrical connection
- Faulty vent control valve

Dec 20, 2012 | Hyundai Motor 2003 Sonata

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P0446 ford escort 98


This Pinpoint Test is intended to diagnose the following:
  • Canister vent (CV) solenoid (9F945) (electrical concern only)
  • Fuel filler cap (9030)
  • Fuel tank pressure (FTP) sensor (9C052)
  • EVAP canister tube (fuel tank to EVAP canister)(9A228)
  • Fuel canister purge outlet tube (EVAP canister to EVAP canister purge valve) (9D661)
  • EVAP return tube (EVAP canister purge valve to intake manifold) (9G271)
  • EVAP canister purge valve (9C915)
  • Vacuum source line (input port vacuum to intake manifold)
  • Harness circuits: CV, FLI, FTP, EVAP Canister Purge Valve, SIG RTN, vehicle power (VPWR), reference voltage (VREF) and power ground (PWR GND)
  • Powertrain control module (PCM) (12A650)
This Pinpoint Test is used as an assistance in diagnosing the following EVAP components:
  • EVAP canister and bracket assembly (9E857)
    • EVAP canister sleeve assembly (fitting)(9D925)
    • Canister vent (CV) solenoid - hose assembly (9F976 or 9K318)
    • EVAP canister (9D653)
    • Canister vent (CV) solenoid (9F945)(mechanical concern only)
  • Fill limit valve assembly (9A086)
  • Fuel filler pipe flapper valve (9B085)
  • Fuel filler pipe check valve (9189), assembly (9285)
  • Fuel tank filler pipe (9034)
  • Fuel tank assembly (with fuel vapor vent valve) (9K007)
  • Fuel tank assembly (without fuel vapor vent valve) (9002)
  • Fuel vapor control valve (9B190)
  • Fuel vapor vent valve (9B593)
  • Liquid/vapor fuel discriminator (9G332)
  • On-board refueling vapor recovery (ORVR) T - connector assembly (9S314)
Description For additional information on the Evaporative Emission (EVAP) System, refer to Section 1A .
For additional information on the Evaporative Emission System Monitor, refer to Section 1A .
Pinpoint Test Schematics Escort/Tracer (2V)
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May 28, 2011 | 1998 Ford Escort

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2000 Ford Expedition My Expedition (4.6L V-9 2WD) has had an intermittent problem of cutting out. The Check Engine light was not coming on - so I figured it is not a misfire. It drove just like it had...


Continuous Memory Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) P0446 or P1450 indicates that Self-Test has detected the Evaporative Emission Control System has excessive fuel tank vacuum. Also, a DTC P0446 indicates a vent control malfunction.

Possible causes:

EVAP canister purge outlet tube (EVAP canister purge valve to EVAP canister) blockages or kinks.

EVAP canister tube (fuel tank to EVAP canister) blockages or kinks.

Fuel vapor elbow on EVAP canister contaminated.

Restricted EVAP canister.

Canister vent (CV) solenoid stuck closed (partially or fully).

Plugged or contaminated CV solenoid filter.

EVAP canister purge valve stuck open.

Fuel filler cap stuck closed (no vacuum relief).

VREF circuit open in fuel tank pressure (FTP) sensor.

Damaged FTP sensor. (fuel tank pressure)

Check for kinks or bends in the fuel vapor hoses/tubes (EVAP canister purge outlet tube and EVAP canister tube).

Visually inspect EVAP canister inlet port, CV solenoid filter and canister vent hose assembly for contamination or debris.

Check CV solenoid filter for blockage or contamination.

The common things I've seen are are mud in the canister and the canister vent solenoid being shot or the wiring to the canister vent solenoid being torn off. The resistance of the solenoid should be 48-65 ohms..
Pick up a Chiltons book and will give you a diagram of where exactly you find the canister. They are like $15 at any auto store. Good luck

May 22, 2011 | 2000 Ford Expedition

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Check engine light with p0446 code


P0446 Evaporative Emission Control System Vent Control Circuit Malfunction 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.
SymptomsThere will be no obvious symptoms to driver, other than MIL illumination.
CausesA 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
Possible SolutionsWith a P0446 OBD-II trouble code, here are some things to try:
  • Replace Vent valve
  • Repair open, short, or resistance problem in control circuit
  • Repair open, or short, or resistance problem in power circuit
  • Replace PCM

May 20, 2011 | 2000 Toyota Camry

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I had an emission test done on my 98 bonneville and it failed because code P0440 evap control system what should i do ?


Here's list why your car is coming up with this code. It could be any of these things causing it.
DTC detecting condition:
  • EVAP control system has a leak.
  • EVAP control system does not operate properly.
Possible cause:
  • Incorrect fuel tank vacuum relief valve
  • Incorrect fuel filler cap used
  • Fuel filler cap remains open or fails to close.
  • Foreign matter caught in fuel filler cap.
  • Leak is in line between intake manifold and EVAP canister purge volume control solenoid valve.
  • Foreign matter caught in EVAP canister vent control valve.
  • EVAP canister or fuel tank leaks
  • EVAP purge line (pipe and rubber tube) leaks
  • EVAP purge line rubber tube bent
  • Blocked or bent rubber tube to EVAP control system pressure sensor
  • Loose or disconnected rubber tube
  • EVAP canister vent control valve and the circuit
  • EVAP canister purge volume control solenoid valve
  • EVAP canister purge volume control solenoid valve and the circuit
  • Absolute pressure sensor
  • Fuel tank temperature sensor
  • O-ring of EVAP canister vent control valve is missing or damaged
  • Water separator
  • EVAP canister is saturated with water
  • EVAP control system pressure sensor
  • Refueling control valve
  • ORVR system leaks
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What is he code 455 for a 2006 hyundai sonata means


CODE PO455 EVAPORATIVE EMISSION SYSTEM LARGE LEAK DETECTED.POSSIBLE CAUSES CANISTER VENT SOLENOID MAY BE STUCK IN OPEN POSITION / EVAP CANISTER TUBE EVAP CANISTER PURGE OUTLET TUBE OR EVAP RETURN TUBE DISCONNECTED OR CRACKED OR CANISTER IS DAMAGED / EVAP CANISTER PURGE VALVE STUCK CLOSED OR CANISTER DAMAGED / FUEL FILLER CAP MISSING LOOSE NOT TIGHT OR THE WRONG PART / FUEL VAPOR HOSES TUBES BLOCKED OR RESTRICED OR FUEL VAPOR CONTROL VALVE TUBE OR FUEL VAPOR VENT VALVE ASSEMBLY BLOCKED /FUEL TANK PRESSURE SENSOR HAS FAILED MECHANICAL FAULT /FUEL TANK CONTROL VALVE IS CONTAMINATED DAMAGED OR HAS FAILED.

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Check engine light is on for emission evaporator failure-large


P0455 - EVAP Control System Leak Detected (No Purge Flow or Large Leak) The PCM monitors the complete EVAP control system for no purge flow, the presence of a large fuel vapor leak or multiple small fuel vapor leaks. The system failure occurs when no purge flow (attributed to fuel vapor blockages or restrictions), a large fuel vapor leak or multiple fuel vapor leaks are detected by the EVAP running loss monitor test with the engine running (but not at idle).
  • After-market EVAP hardware (such as fuel filler cap) non-conforming to required specifications
  • Disconnected or cracked fuel EVAP canister tube, EVAP canister purge outlet tube or EVAP return tube
  • EVAP canister purge valve stuck closed
  • Damaged EVAP canister
  • Damaged or missing fuel filler cap
  • Insufficient fuel filler cap installation
  • Loose fuel vapor hose/tube connections to EVAP system components
  • Blockages or restrictions in fuel vapor hoses/tubes (items also listed under disconnections or cracks)
  • Fuel vapor control valve tube assembly or fuel vapor vent valve assembly blocked
  • Canister vent (CV) solenoid stuck open
  • Mechanically inoperative fuel tank pressure (FTP) sensor
Check for audible vacuum noise or significant fuel odor in the engine compartment or near the EVAP canister and fuel tank. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- HX43 DTC P0457: CHECK FOR MISSING OR LEAKING FUEL FILLER CAP
  • Check for missing fuel filler cap.
  • Check for loose fuel filler cap.
  • Check for possible cross-thread fuel filler cap condition.
Is a fault present concerning the proper installation of the fuel filler cap? Yes No REPLACE cross-threaded or damaged fuel filler cap. RECONNECT and TIGHTEN the fuel filler cap only one eighth turn so that the cap initially clicks by sound or touch. CLEAR Continuous Memory DTCs. COMPLETE an Evaporative Emission Running Loss Monitor Repair Verification Drive Cycle (refer to Section 2 , Drive Cycles). RERUN Quick Test . If DTC P0455 or P0457 is present, Go to HX44 . CLEAR Continuous Memory DTCs. COMPLETE an Evaporative Emission Running Loss Monitor Repair Verification Drive Cycle (refer to Section 2 , Drive Cycles). RERUN Quick Test .

For DTC P0455 still present: Go to HX44 .

Otherwise, INFORM the vehicle owner that it is important and necessary to immediately install the fuel filler cap after every refueling event. HX44 DTC P0455: VISUAL INSPECTION FOR SUBSTANTIAL EVAPORATIVE EMISSION SYSTEM LEAKS
  • Check for missing fuel filler cap. If the cap is loose DO NOT DISTURB EVAP system.
  • Verify that both the input port vacuum hose and EVAP return tube are attached to the EVAP canister purge valve. Note: If the EVAP canister-CV solenoid assembly is not accessible during this pinpoint test step, GO to Evaporative Emissions, Section 303-13 in the Workshop Manual for removal and installation instructions.
  • Verify that the CV solenoid is properly seated on the EVAP canister (if possible).
  • Visually inspect for disconnected or cracked fuel vapor hoses/tubes between the intake manifold, the EVAP canister purge valve, the EVAP canister, the fuel vapor vent valve assembly and if applicable the fuel vapor control valve tube assembly.
  • Check for damage to the fuel filler pipe and the fuel tank.
Is a fault indicated? Yes No CONNECT or REPLACE fuel vapor hoses/tubes as required. REPLACE damaged EVAP system components (fuel filler pipe, fuel vapor vent valve assembly, fuel vapor control valve tube assembly, EVAP canister purge valve, FTP sensor and EVAP canister-CV solenoid assembly) as necessary. REFER to Evaporative Emissions, Section 303-13 in the Workshop Manual for removal and installation instructions. GO to HX45 . GO to HX45 . HX45 DTC P1443 and P0455: CHECK FOR EVAPORATIVE EMISSION SYSTEM LEAKS
    Note: When checking for leaks or blockages in the EVAP system, energize (close) the canister vent (CV) solenoid through the scan tool for a maximum of nine minutes per pinpoint test step. Then de-energize the CV solenoid prior to performing the subsequent pinpoint test step. This is done to assure proper closing of the solenoid.
  • Disconnect and plug the EVAP return tube (EVAP canister purge valve to intake manifold) at the intake manifold vacuum source.
  • Connect scan tool.
  • Key on, engine off.
  • Access VPWR PID. If the voltage is not 12 volts or greater, GO to HX61 .
  • Locate evaporative test port [marked EVAPORATIVE SERVICE PORT DO NOT USE UNREGULATED PRESSURE ABOVE 6.89 kPa (1 PSI)] near EVAP canister purge valve or EVAP canister.
  • If vehicle is not equipped with the evaporative test port, GO to HX50 .
  • Install the Rotunda Evaporative Emission System Leak Tester 310-F007 (134-00056) or equivalent at the evaporative test port.
  • Close CV solenoid by accessing Output Test Mode on the scan tool.
  • Select ALL OFF mode and push START button.
  • Regulate the nitrogen or argon gas pressure on the tester to 3.48 kPa (14 in-H 2 O).
  • Follow the instructions that come with the EVAP System Leak Tester and pressurize the EVAP system.
  • Perform the EVAP system leak test.
Does the pressure on the EVAP system stay above 1.99 kPa (8 in-H 2 O) and pass the leak test? Yes No GO to HX46 . REMOVE the EVAP System Leak Tester from the evaporative test port and REINSTALL the test port cap. GO to HX50 .

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Trouble code P0446


P0446 is an EVAP code.Charcoal canister vent control valve; commonly located under the trunk, at the canister.

Jul 19, 2008 | 2002 Toyota Camry

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My taurus failed due to code p0442 ecap emiss ctl sys leak detected (small leak)


    Continuous Memory Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) P0442 indicates that a fuel vapor leak has been detected [as small as 0.10 cm (0.04 inch)] in the Evaporative Emission (EVAP) system.
    Note: Prior to performing the following diagnosis inspect the Canister Vent Solenoid (CV) for contamination. A situation may exist where contamination holds open the Canister Vent (CV) solenoid enough to set DTC P0442 and also plugs the port to atmosphere enough to keep system from being vented quickly.
    • After market parts and accessories nonconforming to the EVAP system specifications.
    • Damaged, cross threaded or loosely installed fuel filler cap.
    • Small holes or cuts in fuel vapor hoses/tubes (EVAP canister tube, EVAP canister outlet tube or EVAP return tube) in the EVAP system.
    • Loose fuel vapor hose/tube connections to EVAP system components.
    • EVAP system component [EVAP canister purge valve, fuel tank pressure (FTP) sensor, canister vent (CV) solenoid, fuel vapor control valve tube assembly or fuel vapor vent valve assembly] seals leaking.
    • CV solenoid partially open when commanded closed.
    • EVAP canister leaking.
  • Check for presence of fuel filler cap.
  • Verify that the CV solenoid is properly seated on the EVAP canister (if possible).
  • Visually inspect for cut or loose connections to fuel vapor hoses/tubes in following locations:
    • EVAP canister to EVAP canister purge valve.
    • EVAP canister to fuel vapor vent valve assembly.
    • fuel vapor control valve tube assembly to fuel tank (if applicable).

Jun 26, 2008 | 1997 Ford Taurus

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