There has been a service bulletin isued for that code. I have run into this before, also the wires comming out of the connector. That would bethe first thing to check. Here is what the bulletin states. Emissions - SES Lamp ON/DTC P0440 (EVAP) SetNotesFile In Section: 06 - Engine/Propulsion SystemBulletin No.: 02-06-04-044Date: August, 2002TECHNICALSubject: Service Engine Soon (SES) Light Illuminated, DTC P0440 Set (Replace Fuel Tank Evaporative Emissions Control System (EVAP) Vent Solenoid Harness) Models: 2000-2002 Chevrolet Cavalier2000-2002 Pontiac Sunfire ConditionSome customers may comment that the SES light is/was illuminated.A technician may find DTC P0440 is stored in the PCM.CauseThe EVAP solenoid harness may be misrouted around the rear antilock brake (ABS) wire harness causing a chaff/damage to the EVAP vent solenoid harness, setting DTC P0440.CorrectionFollow the service procedure below to diagnose and correct this condition.1.
Install a Tech 2 scan tool and select the appropriate vehicle. Verify that a DTC P0440 is stored in the PCM. 2.
Raise the vehicle on a hoist. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle in General Information (SI Document ID # XXXXX).Locate and inspect the EVAP vent solenoid harness (3) routing. The harness may be routed below the ABS wiring harness (4) at the right rear corner of the fuel tank, causing stress on the EVAP solenoid harness (3).
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).
6.Lower the vehicle.
7.Clear the DTC's with the Tech 2 scan tool.
If all of the wires are good you will want to check for any leaks in the evap system.