Engine-Codes - Ford - P0456 FORD

P0456 FORD Code - EVAP System Leak Detected Gross Leak/No Flow

Repair Importance Level: 1/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3
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|P0456 FORD code possible causes

  • Missing or loose fuel cap
  • Incorrect fuel filler cap used
  • Fuel filler cap remains open or fails to close
  • Foreign matter caught in fuel filler cap
  • Evaporative Emission (EVAP) canister or fuel tank leaks
  • Evaporative Emission (EVAP) system hose leaking
  • Fuel tank leaking

|How is the P0456 FORD code repair?

Start by checking the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.

|P0456 FORD code tech notes

There is a factory service bulletin for the following Ford vehicles:
1997-2000 Ford Contour
1997-2002 Ford Escort
1997-2003 Ford Crown Victoria
1997-2003 Ford Mustang
1997-2003 Ford Taurus
1998-2003 Ford Escort ZX2
2000-2003 Ford Focus
2002-2003 Ford Thunderbird
1997 Ford F-250 HD
1997-1999 Ford F-250 LD
1997-2003 Ford E Series
1997-2003 Ford Expedition
1997-2003 Ford Explorer
1997-2003 Ford F-150
1997-2003 Ford Ranger
1997-2003 Ford Windstar
1999-2003 Ford F Super Duty
2000-2003 Ford Excursion
2001-2003 Ford Escape
2001-2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
2001-2003 Ford Explorer Sport
Ford Factory Service Bulletin OBDII Code P0456





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|What is the cost to diagnose the P0456 FORD code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0456 FORD code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair's diagnosis time and labor rates vary by location, vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repair shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

|What are P0456 FORD code possible symptoms?

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Possible a noticeable fuel odor caused by the release of fuel vapors

|What is P0456 FORD code meaning?

This diagnosis detects leaks in the Evaporative Emission System (EVAP) purge line using an engine intake manifold vacuum. If pressure does not increase, the Engine Control Module (ECM) will check for leaks in the line between the fuel tank and EVAP canister purge volume control solenoid valve under the following vacuum test condition.
The vacuum cut valve bypass valve is opened to clear the line between the fuel tank and the EVAP canister purge volume control solenoid valve. The EVAP canister vent control valve will then be closed to shut the EVAP purge line off. The EVAP canister purge volume control solenoid valve is opened to depressurize the EVAP purge line using intake manifold vacuum. After this depressurization is implemented, the EVAP canister purge volume control solenoid valve will be closed.
The Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) will set when the EVAP control system has a very large leak such as the fuel filler cap fell off, the EVAP control system does not operate properly.

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