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2004 GMC Envoy Question: Code PO455 has been detected. My check enging light came on.

 

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lkfoster, 4.2L 6 Cylinder, Buford, GA, August 31, 2011, 14:11
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What can I check for the cod PO455? I changed the gas cap, light went off and the came back on. Was told to put vasoline around the seal in gas cap.

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    Anthony2998 from Tires & More Complete Car Care, August 31, 2011, 16:02
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    Potential Causes:Filler Neck,Fuel Tank Pressure,(FTP) Sensor,Gas Cap,Purge Solenoid,Vent Control Solenoid,Wiring Connection. There are numerous test that would need to be ran to pinpoint exact problem. Cheapest route would be to get a new gas cap from a GM dealer, aftermarket caps usually do not work and vasoline is a wives tale. There are numerous confirmed fixes:OEM Fuel Filler Cap,Fuel Filler Neck,EVAP Canister Vent Hose,Evaporative Emissions (EVAP) Canister Purge Solenoid/Valve,Fuel Tank,Vent Control Solenoid. As I said without performing proper test the only other option is to replace part by part, but I would definetly start with GM gas cap.

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    August 31, 2011, 18:58
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    Assumming you purchased the gas cap from the dealer here is another posibilty.

    Customer Concern: Evaporative (EVAP) DTC P0455
    Tests/Procedures: 1. Start and run the engine.

    2. Activate the purge solenoid using a scanner and check for vacuum through the solenoid.

    3. Activate the vent solenoid and apply 2 inches of vacuum to the fuel tank and check Fuel Tank Pressure (FTP) sensor voltage. It should go up above 1.3-1.7 volts and hold steady.

    4. Perform TSB #05-06-04-014A. It is possible that a fracture as small as 0.508 mm (0.020 in) may be found in the fuel tank filler neck, causing a DTC P0440, P0455 and/or P0442 to set. Due to the location above the liquid fuel level, this small fracture will not cause a visible fluid leak.
    Potential Causes: Filler Neck
    Fuel Tank Pressure (FTP) Sensor
    Gas Cap
    Purge Solenoid
    Vent Control Solenoid
    Wiring Connection

    Diagnostic Codes: P0455

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