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I HAVE PUT ALL SSORTS OF PARTS ( PURGE SELENOID/VENT SELENOID) CLEARED CODE AND NOW CODE PO446 CAME ON.. STUMPED FOR NOW... DAVE

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On a Toyota Avalon, that code means the Evap. Canister needs to be replaced.

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Code po446 what is it


Its what is called the EVAP. system the code is for the vent solenoid .Gas vapor in a vacuum is drawn from the fuel tank when this vent is commanded to be open drawn into a canister filled charcoal and stored until the canister purge solenoid is commanded to open .
This happens when the engine speed is at a higher RPM level and is supposed to send the vapor to the engine to be burned instead of VOC'S going into the atmosphere .But its a crazy lie the last time I filled up more VOCS got into the atmosphere then a gas tank vent could do in 6 month or so .
You can try cleaning the filter in the vent solenoid it might work but the part is about 70 dollars its in the rear between the tank and the canister look for hoses .

Jun 18, 2016 | 2006 Chevrolet Impala

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Buick rendezvous 2002 from wheels, have 2 codes PO446 PO453


code p 0446 refers to evaporative emission (EVAP) system---vent control---circuit malfunction===causes --wiring---EVAP canister purge valve ---ECM
replace the purge valve
code p 0453 refers to EVAP pressure sensor --high input ===causes --wiring short to positive --EVAP pressure sensor ---ECM
replace the sensor

Nov 02, 2015 | 2005 Buick Rendezvous

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Code # PO446


P0446 Nissan - Evaporative System Canister Vent Control Valve Circuit
Possible causes - Missing Fuel cap
- Incorrect fuel filler cap used
- Fuel filler cap remains open or fails to close
- Foreign matter caught in fuel filler cap
- Vent control valve harness is open or shorted
- Vent control valve circuit poor electrical connection
- Faulty vent control valve

Tech notes Before replacing any parts, try re-tighten the gas cap and clearing the code. If the cap or cap seal is damage replaced cap and clear the code.


Apr 12, 2014 | Nissan Pathfinder Cars & Trucks

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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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P0446 on 1997 ford expedition what is the most common culprit and where is it?


code po446 refers to evaporative emission system (EVAP) vent control--circuit malfunction==causes Wiring--EVAP canister purge valve --ECM. The purge valve is not working and causing your problem. Replace it.

Aug 23, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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My 00 xterra had a code of po446


Trouble Code: P0446

EVAP Vent Control Solenoid Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:


Vent solenoid circuit open, shorted to ground or to power (B+).Vent control solenoid is damaged or has failed..PCM has failed.TSB 00-060 (7/00) contains information related to this code.Trouble Code: P0455

EVAP System Gross Leak (0.080") Detected

Possible Causes:


.EVAP control system pressure sensor is damaged or has failed.EVAP purge solenoid or canister vacuum line loose or off.EVAP purge solenoid is damaged or has failed.EVAP emission canister is dirty, restricted or full of water.EVAP canister vent control valve is damaged or has failed.Fuel tank cap loose, missing or it is the wrong part number.Fuel tank temperature sensor is damaged or has failed.Fuel tank vacuum relief valve is damaged or has failed.Large leak in the EVAP canister or in the fuel tank area.ORVR system is damaged or has a large leak in a component.Refueling control valve is damaged or has failed.Vacuum hose leaking between intake manifold and Purge valve.Here are the codes,take part back and get refund.

Dec 03, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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My check engine light come up w/ all these code P0305,P0440,P0441,P0446 what's wrong Thanks


po305 is related to missfire on #5 cylinder
po440 is related to fuel tank pressure
pO441 is for evaporator purge flow malfunction
po446 relates to vent control valve electrical circuit malfunction

missfire is seperate from the other codes
as for the other three codes replace the vent control valve solenoid located near the charcoal canister the oth3er codes can relate to a faulty solenoid

after replacing light will only go out if you clear through a scan tool or three drive cycles of over 10 min each

Jan 10, 2011 | 2000 Lexus RX 300

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I checked the codes and one comes up its po446. i dont under stand what it mean so i cant fix it to get the light to go out.


P0446 Evaporative Emission System Vent Control Circuit.
The following are descriptions of all Evaporative possible codes:

P0441 Evaporative Emission System Incorrect Purge Flow
P0442 Evaporative Emission System Leak Detected (small leak)
P0443 Evaporative Emission System Purge Control Valve Circuit
P0444 Evaporative Emission System Purge Control Valve Circuit Open
P0445 Evaporative Emission System Purge Control Valve Circuit Shorted
P0446 Evaporative Emission System Vent Control Circuit
P0447 Evaporative Emission System Vent Control Circuit Open
P0448 Evaporative Emission System Vent Control Circuit Shorted
P0449 Evaporative Emission System Vent Valve/Solenoid Circuit
P0450 Evaporative Emission System Pressure Sensor/Switch
P0451 Evaporative Emission System Pressure Sensor/Switch Range/Performance
P0452 Evaporative Emission System Pressure Sensor/Switch Low
P0453 Evaporative Emission System Pressure Sensor/Switch High
P0454 Evaporative Emission System Pressure Sensor/Switch Intermittent
P0455 Evaporative Emission System Leak Detected (large leak)
P0456 Evaporative Emission System Leak Detected (very small leak)
P0457 Evaporative Emission System Leak Detected (fuel cap loose/off)
P0458 Evaporative Emission System Purge Control Valve Circuit Low
P0459 Evaporative Emission System Purge Control Valve Circuit High
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At least the cap isn't loose for the gas tank.

I would clear the code with an OBD-II Scanner 'erase code' button, and see how long it takes for it to come back.

Aug 06, 2010 | 1996 GMC Jimmy

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1997 toyota camry check engine light on codes are po441,po446


p0446 is an evap code for incorrect purge flow, check the rear vacume switching valve. its above the rear sub frame

Apr 05, 2009 | 1997 Toyota Camry

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