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2009 Kia Rio Question: What does code P0496 mean?

 

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adineo923, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Friendswood, TX, February 12, 2013, 12:10
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Never had check engine light until Sears changed oil and flushed my engine and now this code has something to do with Evap System. How to fix is the question?

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    Greg's Orange Auto (12192 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper February 12, 2013, 12:49
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    THEY POSS REMOVED AN EVAP HOSE AND FORGOT TO REINSTALL,RETURN AND HAVE THEM CK IT

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    milesauto from Miles Auto Service Inc., February 12, 2013, 13:24
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    Potentiial causes for P0496 :
    Canister Drain Cut Valve Filter
    Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Canister Air Valve
    Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor (FTPS)
    Seek proper diagnosis from a qulified shop.
    But Greg is correct ...let them check to see if they could have left something loose by mistake.

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    Spring Branch Imports from Spring Branch Imports, February 12, 2013, 13:49
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    that code definition is "Evap high purge flow fault". It means you may have a problem with the evaporative system. this system routes fuel fumes back to the fuel tank. If you want to try and clear this code, find the radio code for your car and then disconnect the battery for 30 seconds. Reconnect the battery and the check engine light should be out. You will then need the radio code to reset your car stereo. the check engine light may stay off if the condition was a transient one. If not, the light will come back on after you drive the car two drive cycles. That is: two starts, warm ups and shut downs. If the light returns, have a mechanic check it out.

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