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P0446 Pontiac

P0446 Pontiac - Evaporative Emission Vent System Performance

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Possible causes
- Plugged vapor canister
- Faulty vent solenoid
- Pinched or blocked EVAP hose
- Faulty FTP sensor
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Tech notes
Dirt and dust intrusion into the EVAP canister vent hose assembly, resulting in restricted air flow, may cause this condition.
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When is the code detected?
The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) sets the P0446 code if the vacuum decay rate is greater than a predetermined value.
Possible symptoms
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
- Possible a noticeable fuel odor caused by the release of fuel vapors
P0446 Pontiac Description

The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) monitors the performance of the Evaporative Emission (EVAP) system by applying a predetermined level of vacuum to the EVAP system then monitors the vacuum decay rate.

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