P1457 Leak Detected In EVAP Control Sys.(EVAP Canister Sys.) (Acura)
I'm not personally familiar with acura only codes. Generic OBDII codes that are similiar are PO440 thru PO455. They narrow the field of possible offending componenets down considerably.
The (EVAP) emission control system prevents the escape of fuel vapors from a vehicle's fuel system. Fuel vapors are routed by hoses to a charcoal canister for storage. Later, when the engine is running a purge control valve opens allowing intake vacuum to siphon the fuel vapors into the engine.
The most common leak is a loose gas cap. Also refueling while the engine is running can set this code. If there are no driveability issues I would remove the gas cap and reinstall it. Then reset the codes and see if it returns.
A gas cap is pretty high tech nowadays. It is both a vent and a pressure release valve. I have had one fail and had to simply replace it to solve a PO442 code.
The next step would be to inspect the canister, tubes, and hoses for leaks or damage. A hole as small as 1/16th is enoiugh to set a code for a small leak.
After that the valves and vents would be suspect. Not to common tho.
Try the cap and let us know. Good luck. :)
Sunday, March 19th, 2006 AT 2:41 PM