Login  |  Register
Nissanhelp.com - All About Nissan
All Models, All Years 2015 Armada 2015 Frontier 2015 GT-R 2015 JUKE 2015 Maxima 2015 Sentra 2015 Rogue 2015 Titan 2015 Xterra 2015 370Z
2014 370Z Coupe Nismo 2014 370Z Roadster 2014 Altima Sedan 2014 Cube 2014 JUKE NISMO 2014 Murano 2014 Pathfinder 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid 2014 Quest 2014 Versa Note 2014 Versa Sedan Concept Models
MyNissan Do-It-Yourself Maintenance Owners Manuals Recalls/Campaigns Service Bulletins Service Manuals Tech Challenge Game Nissan OBDII Codes Glossary & Acronyms Cost Estimator More...
Member's Ride Photos Stock Photo Gallery
Classifieds - For Sale Classifieds - Wanted To Buy Classifieds - Mechanic Wanted Classifieds - Auto Services Search Auto Parts
Register FAQ Social Groups Mark Forums Read
Forums > > 2005 Pathfinder Evap Question
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Pathfinder Nissan Pathfinder Discussion Forum

User Tag List

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-01-2010, 04:16 PM
T-Dog's Avatar
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Default 2005 Pathfinder Evap Question - Still need Help!!!

Have a 2005 Pathfinder SE Offroad that has a clogged EVAP canister due to a terrible design by Nissan. The dealer wants $600 to replace the canister and run the vent tube from the rear to the engine compartment and put a PCV value at the end to keep dust from entering the canister. Apparently the hose connected to the vent control valve take in a lot of dust and fills the canister full of crap. SES light comes on with a P1446 fault. I already replaced the vent control valve and SES light came right back on. Testing the old vent control valve I knew that wasn't the problem. Talking to the dealer there is a Nissan Service Bulletin to add a filter kit but he was honest and said they don't work.

I've already had the EVAP apart a couple times and my question is can someone tell me how to remove the connector on the vent tube coming from the gas tank I believe. It it located on the top side of the canister. Does it require a special tool??

Like many post on here our 2005 with 60K miles has had the fuel sending issue, tire sensors failures, replaced a the RH rear ABS sensor which caused the ABS,SLIP & 4X4 lights to come on and shut the four wheel drive and traction control off. Needless to say this is our first Nissan and may be our last with the amount of problems we have had.

Thanks in advance for your help.


Last edited by T-Dog; 02-05-2010 at 12:03 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2010, 06:00 PM
mpe235's Avatar
mpe235 mpe235 is offline
2015 Rogue
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: New York
Posts: 5,340
Thanks: 5
Thanked 229 Times in 213 Posts
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

I would check the wiring first. I have done at least 50 of these and never once had to replace a canister. If the valve is functioning when you check it you probably have a broken wire. I have seen a few with breaks a few inches from the connector to the valve.
Nissan Master certified Technician
Hybrid and GTR certified
EV certified
ASE Master Certified.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2010, 06:20 AM
T-Dog's Avatar
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)

Thanks for the response mpe. I will check that for sure. We live on a gravel road and my local Nissan dealer is tellling me the canister is most likely plugged with dust. I see the vent tube that goes into the vent control valve (which I just replaced) runs into the frame. Have you ever installed the filter kit and do you think it works? I have a hard time believing this canister is plugged and it didn't seem to be very heavy when I changed out the vent control valve. My other thought was can it be possible for the vent tube to be clogged? I will check that as well.

Back to my original post can you explain to me how to get the vent tube going to the gas tank unconnected from the canister? I can't quite figure out how the conector works.

Thanks again
Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2010, 07:50 PM
gerry...'s Avatar
gerry... gerry... is offline
Registered User
2006 Pathfinder
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

I have a 2006 pathfinder and had the same problem. MIL 448 I replaced the solenoid, but still had a problem. I removed the evap canister, and banged it on the floor and blew out the fine dust backward with the air compressor. There was a LOT OF DUST. I kept air flowing through it until no more dust coming out.
End of problem. Installed a clip, and put the pick up hose into a hole in the frame.

Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2010, 06:21 AM
T-Dog's Avatar
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)

Gerry - How did you disconnect the vent line on the canister that goes to the fuel tank?? I still don't understand how to remove that to get the canister out.
Reply With Quote


2005, evap, pathfinder, question

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:55 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.0 Beta 2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.