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p0455 Common Causes and Fixes

Engine Code p0455 basically means that there is a very large leak or no purge flow from your EVAP system (to learn more about this system please read my write up about code p0440 & p0441). When the computer sees that the fuel fumes from the EVAP system are not flowing into the engine when they should be it sets this code.

Most Common Causes

  • Fuel Cap Loose, Missing or Defective
  • Fuel Pipe Damaged

Less Common Causes

  • Aftermarket Accessories that do Not Conform to the EVAP Specifications
  • Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor Malfunction
  • Fuel Vent Assembly Blocked
  • Plugged EVAP Hoses

Common Fixes

There are not too many things that can cause this code because there are not too many things that can cause this large of a leak. If you have this code the first thing you should do is check your fuel fill cap and the fuel fill pipe. You might even want to just replace the fuel cap as it is very likely that it is what is causing this problem. If neither of those things fix it, then you should open your hood and look for missing or damaged hoses.

If you still cannot find the problem then you should take it to a shop that has a "smoke machine". They can introduce smoke into the evap system and see exactly where it is leaking from. If you have already tried to find the easy stuff and still can't find the leak then it is highly unlikely that you will find it. Taking it to a repair shop will save you a lot of time and frustration. Just be sure to take it to a good, reputable repair shop.

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