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Go to www.obd-codes.com for a complete explanation of what the code means

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Evap leak,check gas cap,vent solenoid and vent solenoid.

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SOURCE: I have a 2001 Sienna and havs the P0446 code. What

Evaporative emissions control vent circuit low http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_does_OBDII_code_P0446_Evaporative_emissions_control_vent_circuit_low_mean


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SOURCE: Evaporative Emmission System Malfuction----p0446

Possible leaks, clogs, malfunctioning VSVs (vacuum switching valves), and faulty Evap charcoal canister. This system is designed to remove harmful vapors in the fuel system and preventing these vapors to enter the atmosphere, regulate fuel pressure, by sending it into the combustion chamber to be burnt.

Diagnostics for P0446:
1. Inspect vacuum hoses and pipes
between EVAP (Purge) VSV and
Charcoal Canister for leaks.
2. Replace Vapor Pressure VSV and
Canister.

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SOURCE: Code P0441 and P0446. What does it mean?

Both codes are with the EVAP SYSTEM, there are numerous items it could be. A repair shop that does Toyotas or the delaler would be the best to check it out for you. Its not anything that will leave you walking or disable the car.

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Hi there:
DTC P0446 - Evaporative Emmission Control System Vent Control Circuit

A code P0446 could mean one or more of the following has happened:
- Faulty vent valve
- Open, short or excessive resistance on Vent valve control circuit
- Blockage of vent valve
- Bad PCM

About the possible solutions with this trouble code, here are some things to try:
- Replace Vent valve
- Repair open, short, or resistance problem in control circuit
- Repair open, or short, or resistance problem in power circuit
- Replace PCM

Additionally, I suggest to check this information in the LINK.

Hope this helps.

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P0446 has nothing to do with the canistor !
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P0446 EVAPORATIVE EMISSION VENT CONTROL CIRCUIT


DTC P0446 - Evaporative Emission Control System Vent Control Circuit Malfunction
Evap vent valve has only one purpose. It closes in order to seal the vent so the EVAP system can pressurize and ensure there are no leaks. Evap vent valve is usually supplied Batt. voltage with key on. The ECM's driver controls the ground, and when grounded, activates the valve (closing it). If the ECM detects a short to ground, and open,or a short to battery voltage on the control circuit, P0446 will set. Code also may refer to ECM detecting that EVAP system is unable to achieve or maintain vacuum during test. There will be no obvious symptoms to driver, other than MIL illumination.

A code P0446 could mean one or more of the following has happened:
Faulty vent valve
Open, short or excessive resistance on Vent valve control circuit
Blockage of vent valve
Bad PCM


With a P0446 OBD-II trouble code, here are some things to try:
Replace Vent valve
Repair open, short, or resistance problem in control circuit
Repair open, or short, or resistance problem in power circuit
Replace PCM


Hope this helps (remember to rating this free answer and leave us some testimonial comment).

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2001 chevrolet sububban po446,452,and 453 how do i fix my check engine light is on and i cant pass in spection


DTC P0446 - Evaporative Emmission Control System Vent Control Circuit
Evap vent valve has only one purpose. It closes in order to seal the vent so the EVAP system can pressurize and ensure there are no leaks. Evap vent valve is usually supplied Batt. voltage with key on. The ECM's driver controls the ground, and when grounded, activates the valve (closing it). If the ECM detects a short to ground, and open,or a short to battery voltage on the control circuit, P0446 will set. Code also may refer to ECM detecting that EVAP system is unable to achieve or maintain vacuum during test. A code P0446 could mean one or more of the following has happened:
  • Faulty vent valve
  • Open, short or excessive resistance on Vent valve control circuit
  • Blockage of vent valve
  • Bad PCM
Possible Solutions
  • Replace Vent valve
  • Repair open, short, or resistance problem in control circuit
  • Repair open, or short, or resistance problem in power circuit
  • Replace PCM

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The PCM monitors the EVAP control system FTP sensor input signal to the PCM. The test fails when the signal average jumps above a minimum allowable calibrated parameter. If both codes are present, it sounds like your fuel tank pressure sensor has failed.

The sensor is on top of the tank and you will have to remove the tank. But your symptoms are pointing to more than just the sensor. You may have wiring problems.


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Sep 30, 2011 | 1998 Cadillac Seville

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Have a code come up code is 0446 on a 4.3 1996 sonoma


DTC P0446 - Evaporative Emmission Control System Vent Control Circuit

Evap vent valve has only one purpose. It closes in order to seal the vent so the EVAP system can pressurize and ensure there are no leaks. Evap vent valve is usually supplied Batt. voltage with key on. The ECM's driver controls the ground, and when grounded, activates the valve (closing it). If the ECM detects a short to ground, and open,or a short to battery voltage on the control circuit, P0446 will set. Code also may refer to ECM detecting that EVAP system is unable to achieve or maintain vacuum during test.

Symptoms: There will be no obvious symptoms to driver, other than MIL illumination.


Causes: A code P0446 could mean one or more of the following has happened:
  • Faulty vent valve
  • Open, short or excessive resistance on Vent valve control circuit
  • Blockage of vent valve
  • Bad PCM
Possible Solutions: With a P0446 OBD-II trouble code, here are some things to try:
  • Replace Vent valve
  • Repair open, short, or resistance problem in control circuit
  • Repair open, or short, or resistance problem in power circuit
  • Replace PCM

Hope helps (remember to rate this answer).

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I have a 0446 code come up on a 1996 sonoma 4.3 engine


DTC P0446 - Evaporative Emmission Control System Vent Control Circuit

Evap vent valve has only one purpose. It closes in order to seal the vent so the EVAP system can pressurize and ensure there are no leaks. Evap vent valve is usually supplied Batt. voltage with key on. The ECM's driver controls the ground, and when grounded, activates the valve (closing it). If the ECM detects a short to ground, and open,or a short to battery voltage on the control circuit, P0446 will set. Code also may refer to ECM detecting that EVAP system is unable to achieve or maintain vacuum during test.

Symptoms: There will be no obvious symptoms to driver, other than MIL illumination.


Causes: A code P0446 could mean one or more of the following has happened:
  • Faulty vent valve
  • Open, short or excessive resistance on Vent valve control circuit
  • Blockage of vent valve
  • Bad PCM
Possible Solutions: With a P0446 OBD-II trouble code, here are some things to try:
  • Replace Vent valve
  • Repair open, short, or resistance problem in control circuit
  • Repair open, or short, or resistance problem in power circuit
  • Replace PCM

Hope helps (remember to rate this answer).

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