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Evaporative Emmission System Malfuction----p0446

My check engine light came on today with a code of P0446. Please help me understand what this code means. THANKS!

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Possible leaks, clogs, malfunctioning VSVs (vacuum switching valves), and faulty Evap charcoal canister. This system is designed to remove harmful vapors in the fuel system and preventing these vapors to enter the atmosphere, regulate fuel pressure, by sending it into the combustion chamber to be burnt.

Diagnostics for P0446:
1. Inspect vacuum hoses and pipes
between EVAP (Purge) VSV and
Charcoal Canister for leaks.
2. Replace Vapor Pressure VSV and
Canister.

Hopefully this helps

Posted on Aug 16, 2009

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You may need a shop manual for this.
Code 446 is a problem with the performance of the EVAP system. The computer applies a vac to the system and then watches how long it takes to drop to zero. Just about any component in the system including the hoses and gaskets could cause the code, including the vapor canister.

Posted on Jun 11, 2013

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Hello each of you. I received code P0446 on my OBD2 tool Evap Control System Vent Control Circuit....My truck is a GMC-Jimmy 1996, what could be the problem, please help, it will be very appreciate and thank you.

Posted on Jun 11, 2013

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