In my 2001 Mazda Miata, the
check engine light comes on when the fuel tank is at the 3/4 full mark. The code is DTC
P0455 - Evap System Large Leak Detected
I have replaced the fuel cap already.
- What could be causing this?
- How do I diagnose this?
Leaks in the evaporative system can be challenging to find. A "large leak" can be a hole as small as .040" in diameter.
Common leaks on this model are:
Testing is most commonly done by filling the system with smoke from a smoke generator machine and then inspecting the system looking for smoke. The canister valve must be closed first since it is normally open.
The reason the code sets at about 3/4 tank level is that the on-board test is prohibited from running when the fuel level is below 15% and above 85%.