Check engine light, codes P0171 and P0455

Tiny
JORDAN LEE HOOP
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  • 2007 CHEVROLET COBALT
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 123,000 MILES
These are the codes showing. The guy I bought it from said it is the gas cap. The second code is thrown twice. What could this be?
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Monday, April 8th, 2019 AT 6:30 PM

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Tiny
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Welcome to two CarPros.

The P0455 indicates a "large leak" in the evaporative emissions system. Yes, it could be related to a gas cap, but it could also be many other things, which I think is the case.

The P0171 indicates the engine is running lean. Basically, that means there is too much air getting to the engine and not enough fuel. Since you have both codes, I feel there is a vacuum leak related which is causing both problems.

What I need you to do is check the EVAP systems hoses and charcoal canister. I attached two pictures below. The first shows the EVAP hose routing diagram. The second is a legend which identifies the parts in picture 1.

Check those things. Also, if you have replaced the fuel cap already and the code is still present, confirm the filler tube between where you add gas and the fuel tank isn't damaged, rusted, or have any holes.

Let me know what you find,

Joe
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Monday, April 8th, 2019 AT 7:05 PM
Tiny
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Hello,

These Direct Trouble Codes (DTC)(s) are codes for engine running lean and a large EVAP leak. I have included information in the diagrams down below for you. I will add more info in a couple of minutes.

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Alex
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Monday, April 8th, 2019 AT 7:07 PM

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