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i am getting a PO453 Code on My 99 Expedition ...

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i am getting a PO453 Code on My 99 Expedition 4.6L This says Evap Emission Sensor Pressure High. How do I fix this I am going NUTS!!!

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Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  ttiger79 replied 6 years ago.
Hi!
This code is for the fuel tank pressure sensor. The code description is: Fuel tank pressure sensor voltage too high. This sensor is part of the emission controls system and is primarily used to detect a leak in the evaporative system. Unfortunately, this sensor is located on top the tank, and the fuel tank will need to be dropped to test or replace the sensor. Here's where it is (number 5 in the diagram):
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If you have a volt meter, I can give you some test procedures for this sensor.
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Reply to ttiger79's Post: Yes I have a Volt Meter.
Expert:  ttiger79 replied 6 years ago.
Sure!
There's a three wire connector on the fuel tank pressure sensor. There is a brown with a white tracer, a grey with a red connector, and a red with a pink tracer. To test, disconnect the connector and turn the key on. Check to see if you have voltage on the red wire with the pink tracer. With the connector unplugged, you should see no voltage on this wire- this is the signal wire to the computer. If you have voltage on this wire, you have a short to voltage, and you will have to look for a chaffed wire or a corroded connector. If not, your sensor is bad.

Let me know if you have any more questions!
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Expert:  ttiger79 replied 6 years ago.
To change the sensor, you will have to at least tip the tank down. To do a proper test, you will have to unplug the connector to the sensor. So to test, yes, you will have to at least tip the tank down enough to get at the sensor.

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