P1490 - Vacuum Cut Valve Bypass Valve

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What does this mean?

P1490 Possible Causes

  • Faulty Vacuum Cut Valve Bypass Valve
  • Clogged vacuum hoses to the Vacuum Cut Valve Bypass Valve
  • Vacuum cut valve bypass valve harness is open or shorted
  • Vacuum cut valve bypass valve electrical circuit poor connection

First diagnose P1490 code

    Check 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 terminals.

Cost of diagnosing the P1490 code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the P1490 code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary widely across the country, and even within the same city. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

P1490 Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

P1490 Meaning

The vacuum cut valve and vacuum cut valve bypass valve are installed in parallel on the EVAP purge line between the fuel tank and the EVAP canister.

The vacuum cut valve prevents the intake manifold vacuum from being applied to the fuel tank. The vacuum cut valve bypass valve is a solenoid type valve and generally remains closed. It opens only for on board diagnosis.

The vacuum cut valve bypass valve responds to signals from the Engine Control Module (ECM). When the ECM sends an ON (ground) signal, the valve is opened. The vacuum cut valve is then bypassed to apply intake manifold vacuum to the fuel tank.

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