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My check engine light is ON!
I got a reader at home but did not plan to go home soon as I have to do 200Km after work!
The car act normaly, no hesitation, no missfire, nothing!
My question is what could be the WORST code a could get knowing it act normaly??? Could it harm the engine??
I realy don't have time to go home after work!!! but if I must.......:(
 

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My check engine light is ON!
I got a reader at home but did not plan to go home soon as I have to do 200Km after work!
The car act normaly, no hesitation, no missfire, nothing!
My question is what could be the WORST code a could get knowing it act normaly??? Could it harm the engine??
I realy don't have time to go home after work!!! but if I must.......:(
Low oil pressure and engine temp. high (this you could be check with your trip computer). A fuel trim code, to lean or to rich. The thing is, the dealer knows when the code started by millage or time. Put this in the worst case senario, your engine fails after 200km or 2-3 hours , they (kia) could refuse to honor the warranty saying it's customer abuse. Take my word, I'm a technician in a Freightliner dealership.

I think you should check this before your trip... Maybe it's nothing but what if...

Je veux pas te faire peur mais tu devrais checké ça avant de partir. C'est surement rien mais prend pas de chance.
 

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Low oil pressure and engine temp. high (this you could be check with your trip computer). A fuel trim code, to lean or to rich. The thing is, the dealer knows when the code started by millage or time. Put this in the worst case senario, your engine fails after 200km or 2-3 hours , they (kia) could refuse to honor the warranty saying it's customer abuse. Take my word, I'm a technician in a Freightliner dealership.

I think you should check this before your trip... Maybe it's nothing but what if...

Je veux pas te faire peur mais tu devrais checké ça avant de partir. C'est surement rien mais prend pas de chance.
That's exactely what I was affraid of!!
Guess I don't have much choice!
And every dealer is close today !!!! :mad: Darn Canada Day!!!
Merci bien MaxD
 

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I don't know about you guys up in Canada but here in the states pretty much every auto parts store will do a check for you for free. Just stop by one that is close instead of driving all the way home?
 

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Ok I manage to read it: P0455 Evap. gross leak (2x)!
Was not able to reset it!!
Fuel cap was a bit loose but tipical fuel cap code is P0457
What do you think??? No problem doing 200Km with it??

To SubtleStyle: No, they charge 40$ here to read and clear a code and every store is close today for Canada Day!!! That's why I bought a reader for 75$!!!!
 

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For your personal information...

General Description : Due to the increasing ambient temperature of the fuel and the return of unused hot fuel from the engine, fuel vapors are generated in the tank. In order to control the release of these vapors to the atmosphere, the evaporative emissions control system is used. The evaporative emission control system reduces hydrocarbon (HC) emissions by trapping fuel tank vapors until they can be burned in the combustion process. Evaporating fuel is stored in a charcoal canister until it can be flushed into the intake manifold. The evaporative emission control system is made up of a fuel tank that can be completely sealed from outside air, a Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor (FTPS), a Canister Close Valve (CCV) that seals the canister from the outside air, a canister filled with activated charcoal granules, a Purge Control Solenoid Valve (PCSV). The evaporative emission system can be checked for leaks by sealing the system off from the outside air, creating a vacuum, and monitoring if the system can hold that vacuum sufficiently for a set amount of time. If it cannot, a leak exists somewhere in the system.

DTC Description : The PCM closes the Canister Close Valve (CCV) at the charcoal canister to seal off the evaporative emission system and then opens purge control valve (PCSV) to generate a vacuum in the fuel tank. This vacumm generation phase will determine if there is a large leak like tank cap open or canister shut off valve (CCV) stuck open. The PCM sets DTC P0455 if the pressure in the fuel tank does not drop as low as predetermined threshold during predetermined maximum vacuum generation period.
Check your fuel cap and the vacuum lines ?

Check the lines at the ccv, knock on the valve, maybe if it's stuck it could un-stuck it. If CEL goes out, don't clear the codes. Leave them there for the Kia tech's.

CCV location...
 
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