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1996 honda accord ex 2.7 po441 evaporative emission control system incorrect purge flow

Fail evaporative emission control system code po441

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SOURCE: What is EVAPORATIVE EMISSION...Purge Flow?? Mitsubishi Mirage?

This indicates that a part of the EVAP control system is no longer fuctioning correctly. The EVAP system consists of many parts, including (but not limited to) the gas cap, fuel lines, carbon canister, purge valve, and other hoses. Try changing the gas cap first then check the rubber hoses that are visble on top of the engine. Vote "Yes" for me!

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SOURCE: 1996 saab 900s p0441 evaporative

This indicates that a part of the EVAP control system is no longer fuctioning correctly. The EVAP system consists of many parts, including (but not limited to) the gas cap, fuel lines, carbon canister, purge valve, and other hoses. The (EVAP) emission control system prevents the escape of fuel vapors from a vehicle's fuel system. Fuel vapors are routed by hoses to a charcoal canister for storage. Later, when the engine is running a purge control valve opens allowing intake vacuum to siphon the fuel vapors into the engine.

EVAP emission canister purge is contolled by a valve which allows engine vacuum to pull stored fuel vapors from fuel tank into the engine to be burned, rather than be vented to atmosphere. A vacuum switch is used to detect when flow exists. If the PCM commands purge and sees that the switch is closed (indicating no detected purge flow) P0441 is set.

Causes: A code P0441 could mean one or more of the following has happened:
* Bad vacuum switch
* Broken or damaged EVAP line or canister
* Open in PCM purge command circuit
* Open or short in Voltage feed circuit to Purge Solenoid
* Faulty purge solenoid
* Restriction in EVAP solenoid, line or canister
* Corrosion or resistance in purge connector
* Bad PCM

Possible Solutions: With a P0441 OBD-II trouble code, diagnosis can be tricky at times. Here are some things to try:
* Common Chrysler fix - Replace Leak Detection Pump / LDP
* Repair damaged EVAP lines or canister
* Repair open or short in voltage feed circuit to Purge Solenoid
* Repair open in PCM purge command circuit
* Replace purge Solenoid
* Replace vacuum switch
* Repair restriction in Evap line or canister or soleniod
* Repair resistance in purge connector
* Replace PCM

Test it and tel us news.

Posted on Jan 11, 2011

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SOURCE: P0441 EVAP Control System Incorrect Purge Flow

Test the purge valve and the vent valve for leaks. This can only be done with a Tech 2 and or a vacuum pump.

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SOURCE: My name Tommy V, I have a 2001 Toyota Echo, the CK

The EVAP cannister is part of the emissions system. Excess exhaust runs thru it-purge flow is when it is released. Check all the vacuum lines going to it. I don't you will find a parts listing for a purge flow valve or vent or solenoid. Your light will probably come on again shortly.

Posted on Mar 15, 2010

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Have OBD codes P2A00, P0441, P0442, P0446 on my 2003 Highlander. Selling the car in a few months. Does this really need to be repaired before trade-in? Can I just erase the codes?


NOPE CANT ERASE CODES UNTIL THE PROBLEM IS FIXED OR THE SERVICE ENGINE LIGHT SOON WILL STAY ON. CODE PO441 - EVAPORATIVE EMISSION EVAP SYSTEM INCORRECT FLOW DETECTED.CHECK INTAKE VACUUM HOSE CONNECTIONS AT THE EVAP CANISTER PURGE VALVE.IF ALL IS GOOD.THE EVAP CANISTER PURGE VALVE COULD BE BAD. CODE PO 442 - EVAPORATIVE EMISSION EVAP SYSTEM SMALL LEAK DETECTED. EVAPORATIVE EMISSION SYSTEM LARGE LEAK DETECTED FUEL CAP LOOSE OR OFF MISSING. CODE PO 446 - EVAPORATIVE EMISSION EVAP SYSTEM VENT CONTROL CIRCUIT MALFUNCTION.

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I have a 1997 honda civic that came up with a OBD code of PO441 after the engine light came on. do you know what the code is and what is wrong. Thank's


Here is what the code reads:

P0441 Evaporative Emission Control System Incorrect Purge Flow
It could be plugged, loose or cracked vac lines.

May 19, 2010 | 1997 Honda Civic

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My name Tommy V, I have a 2001 Toyota Echo, the CK engine light was on, went to a car parts store used their code reader, code was PO441 Evaporative emission control -System incorrect, purge flow. I used...


The EVAP cannister is part of the emissions system. Excess exhaust runs thru it-purge flow is when it is released. Check all the vacuum lines going to it. I don't you will find a parts listing for a purge flow valve or vent or solenoid. Your light will probably come on again shortly.

Mar 15, 2010 | 2001 Toyota Echo

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My check engine light on my 2001 hyundai accent gl reads code po441, po442. What does these codes mean?


Most of the time they mean:
p0441 = Evaporative Emission System Incorrect Purge Flow
p0422 =
Evaporative Emission Control System Leak Detected (small leak)

MOre info at http://www.obd-codes.com/p0442

Jan 10, 2010 | 2001 Hyundai Accent

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P0441 EVAP Control System Incorrect Purge Flow


Error Code: P0441
Fault Location:
Evaporative Emission (EVAP) System - Incorrect Flow Detected
Possible Cause:
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) active.
Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Canister Purge Regulator Valve faulty/jammed.
Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Canister Purge Solenoid Valve faulty/jammed.
Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Canister Sealing faulty.
Pipes between Tank Breathing and Throttle Body leaky/blocked.
Hose connection(s).
Intake leak.
Possible Solutions:
Check Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Canister Purge Regulator Valve .
Perform Output Test.
Check Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Canister Purge Solenoid Valve.
Check Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Canister.
Perform Basic Setting.
Check Pipes between Tank Breathing and Throttle Body.
VSV connector near air filter box disconnected.

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1997 toyota camry check engine light on,code po440,po420,po441,


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P0441 is evaporative emission control system incorrect purge flow

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P0440,p0441,p0446


These codes are all for the Evaporative Emissions System.

P0440- Evaporative emissions system fault- just saying there's something wrong with the system.

P0441- Evaporative emissions system- Incorrect purge flow- saying that the system isn't purging the raw fuel vapors (hydrocarbons- HC) as well as it should.

P0446- Evaporative emissions system- Control valve circuit low- there is a valve, usually located on the charcoal canister at the rear of the vehicle, that opens to allow fresh air to enter the evaporative emissions system as the engine vacuum purges the fuel vapors from the charcoal canister and closes when purge is not needed to prevent leakage of those fuel vapors to the atmosphere (HC is a greenhouse gas and is regulated as such by the fed gov't).

Given that you have the incorrect purge flow code and the control valve code together, my bet is that the vent control valve has failed (causing the P0446) and is not opening to allow fresh air into the system to displace the air from within the system that is being pulled to the engine. Since you have no fresh air entering the system, the engine will pull a vacuum on the system instead of the vapors "flowing" into the engine (causing the P0441).


I hope that this is helpful to you!!!


ASE Master Technician with L1 and X1 Certifications; Nissan Scope Technician; Chrysler Level 3 Silver Technician- 12+ years experience.


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96 corsica error cod po441 no purge flow


Look, that code means:
P0441 - Evap emission control system Incorrect purge flow

so try to replace the emission control.

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