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1998 chevy cavalier,2.2lit. standard tranny. after erasing the code P0452. with two different scan tools, the code remains. could this be a computer problem. after erasing the with koeo,both scan tools said erase succ. or command sent. but the code remains. need some devine help. please advise

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  • edward lai Mar 16, 2011

    gas cap tested good. what's next to check

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This code is for FTP (Fuel Tank Pressure) being too low. This can be caused from a defective gas cap. I would start here then work my way to the fuel pressure tank sensor. Check this information and visit the link in the last lines. The solution isn't just delete the code, need to check the sensor and fix the problem, if not, the code pop-up again.

P0452 - Evaporative Emission Control System Pressure Sensor Low Input
An excessively low voltage from the sensor is sent to ECM.

The EVAP control system pressure sensor detects pressure in the purge line. The sensor output voltage to the ECM increases as pressure increases. The EVAP control system pressure sensor is not used to control the engine system. It is used only for on board diagnosis.

Symptoms: Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

Possible causes:
- The EVAP control system pressure sensor circuit is open or shorted
- EVAP control system pressure sensor may be faulty

Possible solution:
- Retight gas cap - Replaced EVAP Control System Pressure Sensor


Check this procedure to diagnostic and solve it: DTC P0452 Diagnostic

Hope this helps.

Posted on Mar 16, 2011

  • ZJ Limited
    ZJ Limited Mar 17, 2011


    Evaporative Emission Control System

    TESTING
    Evaporative Emissions Canister

    Generally, the only testing done to the canister is a visual inspection. Look the canister over and replace it with a new one if there is any evidence of cracks or other damage.


    Canister Purge Control Valve

    1. Connect a clean length of hose to the fuel tank vapor line connection on the canister and attempt to blow through the purge control valve. It should be difficult or impossible to blow through the purge control valve. If air passes easily, the valve is stuck open and should be replaced.
    2. Connect a hand-held vacuum pump to the top vacuum line fitting of the purge control valve. Apply a vacuum of 15 in. Hg (51 kPa) to the purge valve diaphragm. If the diaphragm does not hold vacuum for at least 20 seconds, the diaphragm is leaking. Replace the control valve. If it is impossible to blow through the valve, it is stuck closed and must be replaced.
    3. On vehicles with a solenoid activated purge control valve, unplug the connector and use jumper wires to supply 12 volts to the solenoid connections on the valve. With the vacuum still applied to the control vacuum tube, the purge control valve should open and it should be easy to blow through. If not, replace the valve.



    Tank Pressure Control Valve

    (see Figure 5)



    Fig. 5: Cross-sectional view of the fuel tank pressure control valve

    1. Using a hand-held vacuum pump, apply a vacuum of 15 in. Hg (51 kPa) through the control vacuum signal tube to the purge valve diaphragm. If the diaphragm does not hold vacuum for at least 20 seconds, the diaphragm is leaking. Replace the control valve.
    2. With the vacuum still applied to the control vacuum tube, attach a short piece of hose to the valve's tank tube side and blow into the hose. Air should pass through the valve. If it does not, replace the control valve.


    Tank Pressure Sensor (1996-00 Models Only)

    The fuel tank pressure sensor is tested using the GM Tech-1A® scan tool or equivalent. The sensor must be monitored and compared with pressure values using the EVAP system test port and the pressure tester. Follow the instructions included with the scan tool and/or use the guided diagnostics on the scan tool.


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  • Dennis Hucaluk Nov 09, 2011

    I had this code after installing a new fuel pump and the O-ring that goes between the tank and the fuel pump assembly was damaged upon inspection. This will also cause the light to come on.

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