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I have a 2003 chevy impala 3.8 and the code it gived me is p0440 (evap system) small leak. Im not really a car guy but i have to get this fixed. Can anyone help where should i start. My car idles very poorly stalles and dies sometimes. Plz help

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The most common cause if this a gas cap. But it could also be the purge valve so it is going to take some testing to see what it is.

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it should be located near the radiator, check for clogs find the hot compressor line and trace it to find it :) they can be hidden in many places but its usally locaed near the radiator as thats where all the air flow and exchange happens hope this helps

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You will need to drop the tank if you have a strong gas odor. Rubber line between sending unit and metal pipe is leaking.

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It is probably a sensor that goes by the gas tank. I belive it is called a Fuel Vent Sensor Circuit. That should fix the problem.

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What be the most common thing wrong with the car for it to have the code p0440


need to put your car on a scanner to properly diagnose your problems p0440 evap system,128 thermostate ,p0742 torque convertor,p0327 knock sensor. take your car to a good mechanic

Dec 02, 2014 | 2003 Chevrolet Impala

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Engine codes p0440,p0441


code po440 refers to evaporative emission (EVAP) system--malfunction ===causes --hose connections --intake leak--EVAP canister purge valve
code p0441 refers to EVAP system--incorrect flow detected===causes---hose connections --intake leak--EVAP canister purge valve.
once you fix the fault use a scanner to reset the engine light.

Apr 09, 2014 | 2005 Chrysler Town and Country

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Solution for 1999 chevy cavalier code p0440


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).

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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).



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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).


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.



Hope helps.

Apr 09, 2012 | 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier

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I have 2000 Montana. Service Eng light on, a check says: P0440 -- evaporated emission cntrl system small leak/low flow condition. Explanation: defective or loose fuel cap, evvap canister or hose cracked-...


P0440 small evap leak, If it was purge at fault the PCM would give you a purge failure code, If it was that vacuum leak you are hearing you would of have lean bank code, anything with the evap in the engine compartment is purge,the back where the fuel tank is or the canister is evap. so you have evap problem,slow leak a broken hose would be gross leak detected. as for electrical it would be solenoid evap.fix the gas cap. 3_17_2012_9_11_41_pm.jpg

Mar 17, 2012 | 2000 Pontiac Montana

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What does code t0440 mean on a 2003 malibu


Do you mean "P0440"?

Diagnostic Test Code (DTC) P0440 has a generic description of "Evaporative Emissions System Large Leak".

The MOST COMMON cause of this code is refueling the vehicle with the engine running or not getting the fuel cap on correctly after refueling.

The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) checks for leaks in the Evaporative Emissions (EVAP) system using the data provided by the Fuel Tank Pressure (FTP) sensor. It will check the FTP sensor data, then close the EVAP Vent Valve and open the Canister Purge Valve to apply vacuum to the EVAP system. After a period of time, the PCM will again check the FTP data to see if the fuel tank pressure has dropped within a specified amount. If there is very little or no change in the FTP data, DTC P0440 sets.

Other possible causes for this code are:

> Defective FTP sensor (VERY RARE)
> EVAP Vent valve stuck open
> Canister Purge Valve stuck closed
> Large leaks or cracks in any of the EVAP system hoses and/or lines and/or components, including the fuel tank and the fuel filler neck and the EVAP canister

Please note that this code indicates a MECHANICAL failure of the system. This is NOT a circuit fault that would involve broken/shorted wires, blown fuses, etc..

Nov 12, 2011 | 2003 Chevrolet Malibu

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I recently purchased this 1999 Chevy Blazer and it wont pass inspection because the OBD2 Diagnostic trouble code states it's problem is, code P0440-Evaporative Emission System. The guy said it looks like...


The evaporative leak detection diagnostic strategy is based on applying a vacuum to the EVAP system and monitoring the vacuum decay rate. The VCM monitors the vacuum level via the fuel tank pressure sensor input. At an appropriate time, the EVAP purge solenoid and the EVAP vent solenoid turn ON, allowing the engine vacuum to draw a small vacuum on the entire evaporative emission system. If a sufficient vacuum level cannot be achieved, a large leak or an EVAP system malfunction is indicated.

The following conditions can cause this problem:
* A disconnected or malfunctioning fuel tank pressure sensor
* A missing, malfunctioning, improperly installed, or loose fuel cap
* A disconnected, damaged, pinched, or blocked EVAP purge line
* A disconnected or damaged EVAP vent hose
* A disconnected, damaged, pinched, or blocked fuel tank vapor line
* A disconnected or malfunctioning EVAP purge solenoid
* A disconnected or malfunctioning EVAP vent solenoid
* An open ignition feed circuit to the EVAP vent or purge solenoid
* A damaged EVAP canister
* A leaking fuel sender assembly O-ring
* A leaking fuel tank or fuel filler neck

Any of the above conditions can set a DTC P0440.

Mar 08, 2011 | 1999 Chevrolet Blazer

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I have a 2003 dodge dakota quad cab 4.7l v-8 4x4 with p0440pd and p0442pd for engine codes that are on can't find out what they are.


P0440-GENERAL EVAP SYSTEM FAILURE, Check your vacuum hoes by the cannister close to your fuel tank.
P0442: Evap leak monitor, Small Leak Detected, check/change your gas cap should fix that problem!
I hope this helps!

Mar 05, 2011 | 2003 Dodge Dakota Club Cab

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Diagnostic code p0456 and p0440 on 2003 dodge durango


p0456
Evaporative emission (EVAP) control system leak detected (very small leak)
p0440
Evaporative emission control system malfunction

Sep 08, 2010 | 2003 Dodge Durango

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Engine light is on, i got a code P0440 evaporative emission system, and wander what could it be.


A code P0440 could mean one or more of the following has happened:
  • The gas cap is not installed or working properly
  • The purge solenoid has failed
  • The canister is plugged and not working properly
  • Remove and reinstall the gas cap, clear the code, and drive for a day and see if the codes come back.
  • Inspect the EVAP system for cuts/holes in tubes/hoses
  • Inspect for damaged or disconnected hoses around the Evap purge solenoid
  • Check and/or replace the sensor
  • Check and/or replace the purge valve
  • Have a professional use a smoke machine to detect leaks

Sep 19, 2009 | 2003 Chevrolet Impala

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2000 cavalier check engine light code po440


P0440 - Evaporative Emission (EVAP) System


evaporative emission (EVAP) system has a large leak.
Check the gas cap or vent valve. these are the most common problems.


The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) at different times performs various tests on the EVAP system. OBD II Enhanced EVAP systems are in place to keep fuel tank vapors from venting into the atmosphere, and instead purges them into the engine to be burned. Regular pressure tests are conducted by the PCM to monitor the sealed system for leaks. The PCM monitors the EVAP system pressure by watching the Fuel tank pressure sensor (FTP). When the sensor indicates a small leak in the EVAP system, this code is set.


Here are some additional causes.

* A small leak in any of the EVAP hoses or fuel tank hoses
* A small leak in the purge valve or vent valve
* The EVAP Canister may be leaking

Jun 06, 2009 | 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier

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