P0452 PONTIAC - Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor Circuit Low Voltage
Repair Importance Level:
Repair Difficulty Level:
- Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor harness is open or shorted
- Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
- Faulty Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor
On most Pontiac vehicles the sensor is on top of the fuel tank.
When is the code detected?
An excessively low voltage from the sensor is sent to Engine Control Module (ECM).
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
P0452 Pontiac Description
The fuel tank pressure sensor responds to changes in fuel tank pressure. Vacuum is consider negative pressure. The information supplied by the fuel tank pressure sensor to the Engine Control Module (ECM) is used in order to detect vacuum decay or an excessive vacuum during the EVAP diagnostic routine.
The fuel tank pressure sensor signal voltage to VCM varies from a minimum of about 0.1 volts with pressure in the fuel tnk to greater than 4.0 volts with high vacuum in fuel tank.
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