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My check engine light is on and a diagnosic scan showed up with P0440 first and then when redone a couple of months later, the scan showed up P0440 and P1665 (O2 sensor). Would the O2 sensor cause the P0440 light to pop up to, or is this a seperate problem?

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Never had this sort of problem with the older cars,emmisionwiz is keyed up with sensors hope he answers this for you.sorry i couldnt be of more help but ask me about a 1960s ford anglia or a morris minor ??

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This code is what I call a "catch-all" code for the evap system. This is the code that sets when all the other EVAP codes do not apply and there is a malfunction detected in the EVAP system.

It is not really hard to diagnose this code if you have the correct equipment and understand how the EVAP system operates.

How DTC P0440 sets:

The system is tested when there are no electrical problems with the Purge Control Solenoid Valve (PCSV) or Canister Vent Solenoid Valve (CVSV) circuits and the Fuel Tank Pressure (FTP) sensor voltage is within the operating parameters. The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) commands the CVSV to close and the PCSV to open and apply vacuum. It then looks for a change in the FTP voltage to indicate that there is a vacuum being drawn on the fuel tank. If there is no change, DTC P0440 sets.
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It should also be noted that the monitor for this code is a "type B" DTC, meaning that it must fail on two successive drive cycles before it will turn the check engine light on. So, if it fails on the current drive cycle, then the conditions for running the monitor are not met on the next drive cycle, the code will not set on the second or third drive cycles. All conditions must be met and the monitor must fail two drive cycles in a row. This explains why it may take a week or two before the check engine light comes back on.

This code is very easy to diagnose using a scan tool that is capable of performing "purge and seal" tests and graphing the FTP voltage over time. The technician can actually "see" the vacuum being drawn on the fuel tank and the vacuum decay by doing it this way. Repairs can be verified this way without having to drive the vehicle several times to get the EVAP monitor to run.

By running the evap purge/seal function on the scan tool and using hose clamping pliers, different parts of the system can be checked by clamping off the hoses that connect the components and watching the FTP voltage graph. If there is no change in the FTP voltage when the system is commanded to purge, a vaccum gauge should be used to verify that the purge solenoid is actually working and that vacuum is being applied to the rear of the vehicle There could be leaks in the line between the purge solenoid and the canister.

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Holes in the hoses themselves can also be diagnosed the same way by disconnecting them from the vacuum source end and plugging the source tube. Example, remove the vent hose from the canister and plug the hole in the canister. If the problem goes away, it is either the hose leaking or the CVSV leaking. So, reconnecting the hose to the canister and disconnecting it from the CVSV and plugging the end of the hose will tell you if it is the hose or a sticking CVSV.

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4.Disconnect the EVAP vent solenoid harness (3) from the EVAP vent solenoid (2) and connector C313 (1). Discard the EVAP vent solenoid harness (3).

5.Connect the new EVAP vent solenoid harness (3), P/N 22687059, to the EVAP vent solenoid (2), route the harness above the rear ABS harness (4) and connect the EVAP vent solenoid harness (3) to connector C313 (1).

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