2006 Volvo V70 check engine light

Tiny
SUSAN HEAGNEY
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  • 2006 VOLVO V70
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 98,000 MILES
The check engine light is on. Evac leak corresponds with code however the smoke test shows no such leak. When light is reset message window says filler cap loose before it goes on again. The filler cap is not loose, even replaced cap. Very hard to do NYS inspection. Must reset light, drive for approx 35 miles for all points to reset before will pass emissions inspection. What is the problem?
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Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 AT 4:57 PM

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Tiny
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WHAT WAS THE CODE THAT WAS POSTED?
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Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 AT 7:01 PM
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First thing you need to do is have the engine control module software updated if one is available. The leak detection pump uses current to measure the evap leak. As the leak detection pump ages, it consumes more current and that is why it may be setting off a false evap leak code. The software makes some sensor calibrations but also changes how the leak detection works. The solution? A new functionality has been developed which uses a new method to accurately diagnose the leakage status of the tank system, independent of any fluctuations or aging in the DMTL or other components. This new method calculates the pressure in the tank and the mass air flow through the fixed displacement pump and uses these values together with the common gas law to make an accurate calculation of the actual leak size. You may want to call Volvo to see if the Engine Management Software is covered by the 10 year/150k mile extended warranty. Once the software is installed if one is available, have them run the evap test leak to see if it passes. If it does, problem solved. If it failes and you did replace the cap, there is no damage around the filler neck, and you smoked the evap system and found system has no leaks, then replace the leak detection pump. Good luck and hope this information helps you out. ;)
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Thursday, October 21st, 2010 AT 1:12 AM

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