Question about 2000 GMC Jimmy
Some might have an ses p0446, evap emissions vent circuit low. If you
take it to the dealer they want 300-400.00 to fix the problem. GM has a
service bulletin on this condition and have the updated part for 180.00,
thats suppose to eliminate this issue.
Basically the problem is, the evap purge vent valve gets clogged with dirt, especially if the truck is used in dirty conditions. Well I figured there had to be a cheaper way to cure this problem.
Here it is:
1) find the location of the vent valve; its under the truck, locate the charcoal canister on the front of the gas tank and trace the vent line to the vent valve.
2) Take the bracket loose with a 5/8 wrench.
3) Spin the valve around so the side with the hole is facing you.
4) Take an air compressor and blow the vent valve out.
5) reinstall and clear the code and it's fixed.
Now I know the updated part from gm is supposed to keep the valve from clogging ever again, but why spend the money when all you have to do is blow out the vent valve every 50k-100kmi and save your $$$!
Subject: DTC P0446 (Restricted/Blocked EVAP Vent Path) Set, Service Engine Soon (SES) Lamp Illuminated (Replace Hose/Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Canister Vent Asm) #02-06-04-037A - (02/02/2005)
- 1999-2003 Chevrolet Silverado Models
- 1999-2003 GMC Sierra Models
This bulletin is being revised to add model years. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 02-06-04-037 (Section 06 -- Engine/Propulsion System).
Some customers whose vehicles are operated in dusty type environments, such as farming or mining off-road type applications, may comment about the illumination of the instrument panel SES light, with a DTC of P0446 (Restricted/Blocked EVAP Vent Path) being set.
Dirt and dust intrusion into the EVAP canister vent hose assembly, resulting in restricted air flow, may cause this condition.
Part Number 15086429 Hose Asm-Evap Emis Cnstr Vent
Removal & Installation
Purge Solenoid Valve-2.2L (L61) Engine
Purge Solenoid Valve-2.4L Engines
NOTE The EVAP canister may have released carbon particles, which caused this part to fail, and may cause damage to other components. Check the EVAP canister for loose carbon before returning the vehicle to service.
Vent Solenoid Valve-2.2L & 2.4L Engines
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Posted on Apr 21, 2010
On chevy autos you can replace all the evap parts for less than 100 bucks,,, evap purge valve assembly,,,i found 4 35 bucks at pep boys online,,,,,,,, the whole assembly,,,,,,it under the truck by fuel tank,,, evap solinoid,, 25 bucks auto azone, orielelys,, pep boys,,, under hood on the intake,,,, gas cap bad,,, buy any where,,, be sure you get the one that fits yur car,,,.......if you have a hard start or no start conditon after filling up with gas,,, the evap solinoid on the intake is bad,,,
Posted on Jan 04, 2015
Inside of the gas cap. You probably need a new one.
Posted on Apr 21, 2010
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SOURCE: 1997 nissan maxima gle obd
The possible causes of Diagnostic Test Code (DTC) P0446 are as follows:
> faulty EVAP Canister Vent Control Valve
> EVAP Control System Pressure Sensor
> EVAP Canister Vent Control Valve circuit open or shorted
> Blocked rubber tube to EVAP Canister Vent Control Valve
> Faulty water separator
What I have found on these vehicles personally, is that the charcoal canister likes to come apart inside and little black charcoal pellets get into places where they don't belong - like the vent valve. Many times I have had to replace the canister and the valve to fix the problem. I only do this however, AFTER checking the circuits to verify that they are working correctly.
If this is your problem, it is likely that several of the hoses need to be removed and cleaned out to prevent another failure.
Please also review this article:
What Else Could Be Wrong?
Posted on Jul 18, 2011
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