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Failed smog check dtc p0330,p0440,p0441,p0446.

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SOURCE: 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.


Posted on Nov 17, 2008

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SOURCE: 2001 corolla chack engine light on.

P0440= Evap Control Sys Malfunction
P0441= Evap Control Sys Purge Flow Fault
P0446= Evap Control Sys Vent Ckt Malfunction

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 corolla P0440, P0441, P0446

P0446 is a "EVAP System - vent control malfunction"
I have a 2000 Corolla and was getting this code, resetting and about 1 1/2 tank or 500 miles later it would come back on. I changed the PCV valve as a first easy fix and no luck. Then I read online about a possible solution was what is called a VSV (Vacuum Switching Valve) and replacing that. I decided to spend the $80 and replace it. It is now 2500 miles later and no more check engine light. The valve is situated under the car just past the gas tank towards the front of the car by the rear axel. It is right by the charcoal canister and is a little tricky to get at but it can be done. Only one tiny screw holds it in it's bracket and I could not get it back in so i zip tied it in there. The unit that I replaced looked to be in pretty good shape but there was some corrosion on it and it looked feasible that it could be defective and apparenlty it was.

Posted on May 29, 2009

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SOURCE: P0440, P0441, P0446

where is Evap Emission Control System Purge Flow fault

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Hello there,my 2001 echo is lighting up trouble codes p0440 p0441 p0446; how and where should i start?


code p0440 refers to evaporative emission (EVAP) system--malfunction=== causes --hose connections --intake leak--EVAP canister purge valve
code po441 refers to EVAP --incorrect flow detected==causes the same as for po440
code po446 refers to EVAP system vent control --circuit malfunction===causes --wiring---EVAP can purge valve--ECM
generally I would replace the purge valve as it is common to all codes

Feb 03, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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Code p0440 code p0441 code p0446on toy echo 2000 what is the diagnosis?


P0440 Evaporative Emission Control System Malfunction P0441 Evaporative Emission Control System Incorrect Purge Flow P0446 Evaporative Emission Control System Vent Control Circuit Malfunction
  • 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

Aug 19, 2011 | 2004 Toyota ECHO

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Po441 & po440 engine codes


Here is detailed info:

These codes tell you that there is a vaccuum leak.

Check your gas cap to see if it is tight, if it is, you should probably replace it as that will cause the codes to appear. Here is some more detailed information as well.

DTC P0440 is recorded by the ECM when evaporative emissions leak from the components within the dotted line in Fig. 1, or when the vapor pressure sensor malfunctions.

DTCs P0441 and P0446 are recorded by the ECM when evaporative emissions leak from the components within the dotted line in Fig. 1, or when there is a malfunction in either the VSV for EVAP, the VSV for pressure switching valve, or in the vapor pressure sensor itself.

Basically, the P0440 code is set when there is a vacuum leak in the system, at cold engine start the VSV is open and pulls the lines into a vacuum. Then the VSV closes and the vacuum should stay roughly at the same spot. If the pressure increases rapidly (aka loses vacuum) then the pressure sensor sees that and sets a DTC and turns on the MIL. From what I gather from P0441, the system doesn't pull into a vacuum.

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P0440, P0441, P0446


where is Evap Emission Control System Purge Flow fault

Jul 02, 2009 | 2000 Toyota Celica

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2001 corolla chack engine light on.


P0440= Evap Control Sys Malfunction
P0441= Evap Control Sys Purge Flow Fault
P0446= Evap Control Sys Vent Ckt Malfunction

Mar 30, 2009 | 2001 Toyota Corolla

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1998 toyota camry V6


P0420 indicates you have a catalyst efficiency issue; replacement of the Air-Fuel Sensor should take care of that;
The P0441, P0446 and (I assume P0440); you said 446 twice, indicates a faulty or loose fuel cap; it is not sealing properly.
Please feel free to respond to me if you have any further questions.
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Dec 27, 2008 | 1998 Toyota Camry

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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.


Nov 17, 2008 | 2001 Toyota Corolla

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When you have P0440, P0441 and P0446, it is a very good bet that the fuel cap was loose, or the fuel cap rubber seal is compromised. You will get all three of those codes every time that the cap is loose. Always make sure that the fuel cap is as tight as you can get it after you refuel.

Nov 05, 2008 | 2001 Lexus RX 300

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HAVE A CODE PO446 1999 LEXUS GS300 CHECK GAS CAP AND IT WAS OK. WHAT DO I LOOK FOR NEXT AND LOCATION OF IT


P0446 is an evap code. Most likely, you need to change the charcoal canister vent valve (CCV) under the trunk floor. Fuel cap codes set 3 codes at once, P0440. P0441 and P0446, all at the same time.

Jul 23, 2008 | 1997 Lexus GS 300

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2002 prizm with p0440 code


Man, here is a link with the perfect solution:

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Jun 14, 2008 | 2002 Chevrolet Prizm

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