Check engine light on 2001 Pontinac Firebird 2001 V-6

Asked by Jun 05, 2016 at 12:44 AM about the 2001 Pontiac Firebird Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a Pontiac Firebird v-6 2001, check engine light comes on  the code
shows for evap... Everyone mechanic wants to run smoke.Is there another
check first.. Have changed sensor for rear, oil sensor, oil filter, oil, new plugs,
wires, and run engine clean.

1 Answer

37,965

You must have a po442 code, Evaporative Emission Control System Leak Detected Small Leak 2 things that are in the system that you may try first, the Vapor Canister Vent Solenoid, about $25, and this can be tested to see if it is working, and the Vapor Canister Purge Valve, about $40, but rarely goes bad. The VCVS is what usually goes bad & like I said, can be tested first. Otherwise a bad gas cap and filler neck could be the problem. The smoke test would check hoses and connections which is usually a last resort.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2001 firebird firing order 2 answers

    2001 Pontiac Firebird

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Grinding noise when using remote ? 1 answer

    I have a 2001 Pontiac Firebird V-6. when I use the remote to lock the car there is a grinding noise in the area of the headlights.. They sometimes pop up or flash on. I'm thinking there is something...

    2001 Pontiac Firebird Convertible

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • What's going on with my 97 Firebird 19 answers

    I just recently got this car. For the first week it was running just great, then it started getting harder to start. Then it wouldn't start at all, check engine light came on, tried starting it for ab...

    1997 Pontiac Firebird Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1991 firebird v-6 3.1 engine 3 answers

    1991 Pontiac Firebird Formula

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • VIN # reflects coupe, upgrades reflect formula what do I have? 2 answers

    I have a 2001 Firebird. I am in possession of the original showroom floor window sticker which proves all the upgrades and also states on it "2001 Firebird/Formula" just above the VIN #. I had the VI...

    2001 Pontiac Firebird Formula

    -

    General

Search Pontiac Firebird Questions

Pontiac Firebird Experts

#1 Samuel Moore
Samuel Moore
Reputation 910
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 760
#3 Justin Hatfield
Justin Hatfield
Reputation 730
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
659 Great Deals out of 39,411 listings starting at $2,995
Used Ford Mustang
682 Great Deals out of 38,461 listings starting at $1,963
Used Chevrolet Corvette
354 Great Deals out of 20,300 listings starting at $3,688
Used Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
3 Great Deals out of 273 listings starting at $6,400
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
26 Great Deals out of 3,754 listings starting at $1,195
Used Chevrolet Impala
929 Great Deals out of 36,399 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
16 Great Deals out of 1,731 listings starting at $1,695
Used Ford F-150
3,384 Great Deals out of 205,132 listings starting at $1,273
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,641 Great Deals out of 148,915 listings starting at $1,800
Used Dodge Viper
7 Great Deals out of 349 listings starting at $16,900