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Does anyone know how many miles one needs to drive after resetting the check engine light to get a complete cycle on the computer? I had a p0446 code come up. I replaced the PCSV valve but broke the connector when removing the old one. I made it 142 miles before the light came back on. I wanted to try and squeeze out just enough miles to pass inspection but not trigger the light if I can. Any suggestions? Thanks
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it may mean that you did not fix the problem...
You will get P0446 also when EVAP system is unable to achieve or maintain vacuum during test. Which means some leaks... of course hard to detect.

Simply, disconnect battery just before you enter the test, or erase codes. It should make it. Unless you are very unlucky and the leak will be detected right away by ECM.

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As far as the ECM running it's monitors, it's hit or miss. I've seen some Kias the monitors in as little as 6 miles. One that I remember specifically took over 400 miles. It all depends.
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Okay, good news is it reset, and I was able to get the van to pass the test after only 14 miles of driving. The bad news is the light came on again at about 80 miles. I guess I'd better start trying to check for a vacuum leak. Thanks for your help guys.
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