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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 02 monte carlo- EVAP code.
hi there, you see todays cars are so emmision friendly that not even the vapors from your tank can be released into the atmosphere so what they have done is all your vapors are put into a charcoal canister to absorb the vapors and the next time you start the car it has a purge solenoid open and burn the vapors off. if you look around the intake youll see a hose with a green cap follow it back to the charcoal canister and while your doing that just check the hoses and the hoses around the canister to make sure there is no holes or cracks in them and then follow the hose from the canister to the gas tank. if every thing looks good then i would replace the purge solenoid.
Posted on Aug 28, 2008
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 evaporative emissions system uses a vaccuum pump to check the fuel system to make sure that fuel vapors cannot escape into the atmosphere. If you leave fuel cap loose the computer will detect it and set a computer code and turn on the check engine light. If the cap is tight and the light still comes on, you may have other problems. Hopefully your vehicle is still under warranty, as evaporative emission system leaks can be very difficult to locate and repair, even for the dealership mechanics.
Posted on Aug 28, 2009
SOURCE: Evap vent solenoid
If you don't replace, it the service engine light will stay on. You'll get used to the light (or you'll cover it up). Then when something else goes wrong, you wont know.
Posted on Sep 21, 2009
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