EVAP LEAK MONITOR SMALL LEAK DETECTED

Chrysler Town and Country

Tiny

wyork

March, 3, 2006 AT 1:33 PM

Chrysler town & country 2001 w/109k. Have code P0456 evap leak monitor small leak detected. Can anyone tell me what this means and where do I start to fix it or find it. Thanks :

1 Answer

Tiny

peppermrj

March, 3, 2006 AT 4:22 PM

This indicates a fuel vapor leak. The evap system controls fuel vapor containment. It holds vapors in a special canister which is emptied when the computer commands a solenoid to open a valve and allow the vapors to be sucked into a runniong engine. Fuel vapor vented to atmoshere is considerded pollution by the EPA.

Most time it is simple a loose gas cap. Pull it off and put is back on tightly. Have the code cleared and see if it returns.

It could also be a bad cap, wrong cap, a small leak in the hoses and tubing associated with the system, or problems with the canister and its valves.

God luck and let us know what happens. : )

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