P0455 FORD - Evaporative Emission Control System Leak Detected Gross Leak

Repair Importance Level: 1/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3

P0455 FORD 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
  • EVAP canister or fuel tank leaks
  • EVAP system hose leaking
  • Fuel tank leaking
  • P0455 FORD Notes

    The P0455 it’s a very common code, because the code is set if the gas cap is loose or missing. Start by tighten the gas cap and clearing the code. In most cases the code can be clear by disconnecting the car battery for about 30 minutes.

    There is a factory service bulletin for the following 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 P0455

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    First diagnose P0455 FORD 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 P0455 FORD code

      Labor: 1.0

      The cost of diagnosing the P0455 FORD 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.

    P0455 FORD Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Possible a noticeable fuel odor caused by the release of fuel vapors
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    P0455 FORD Description

    Vehicles that meet enhanced evaporative requirements utilize a vacuum-based evaporative system integrity check. The evap system integrity check uses a Fuel Tank Pressure Transducer (FTPT), a Canister Vent Solenoid (CVS) and Fuel Level Input (FLI) along with the Vapor Management Valve (VMV) or Electric Vapor Management Valve (EVMV) to find 0.040” diameter or larger evap system leaks. Federal vehicles can utilize a 0.040" leak check rather than the 0.020" leak check required for California vehicles.