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P1491 2000 NISSAN SENTRA

P1491 2000 NISSAN SENTRA - Vacuum Cut Valve Bypass Valve

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

P1491 2000 NISSAN SENTRA Possible Causes

  • Vacuum cut valve bypass valve
  • Vacuum cut valve
  • Bypass hoses for clogging
  • EVAP control system pressure sensor and circuit
  • EVAP canister vent control valve
  • Hose between fuel tank and vacuum cut valve clogged
  • Hose between vacuum cut valve and EVAP canister clogged
  • EVAP purge port of fuel tank for clogging

First diagnose P1491 2000 NISSAN SENTRA 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.

P1491 2000 NISSAN SENTRA Tech Notes

If the EVAP canister is OK, and there are no other visual damage to the EVAP system (e.g. loose or broken hoses), replacing the vacuum cut valve bypass valve takes care of the problem.

There is a factory service bulletin for all 1998-2002 Nissan models.
1998-2002 Nissan Factory Service Bulletin OBDII Code P1491

Cost of diagnosing the P1491 2000 NISSAN SENTRA code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the P1491 2000 NISSAN SENTRA 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.

When is the P1491 2000 NISSAN SENTRA code detected?

Vacuum cut valve bypass valve does not operate properly.

P1491 2000 NISSAN SENTRA Possible Symptoms

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

P1491 2000 NISSAN SENTRA 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.

Vacuum cut valve bypass valve location:

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