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The engine light came on this morning. My son ran a test and the message was evap. cont. systems vent valve / solenoid malfunction. What should I do? Note, the 2005 denali xl sat for 3 wks without being run and I had to jump it to start it (live in the NE and had been cold, battery weak).

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This type of truck did have problems with the EVAP (evaporative emissions system) vent solenoid. There is a totally new vent solenoid available with a new tube and needs to be relocated. The main problem with the old vent solenoid is it would get water in the system, and quite often freeze, thus cracking the housing, or the water would simply seize the actuator in the vent solenoid. Its not likely related to the battery being low, but more to the cold temperature. I would clear the code, if possible, and wait to see if it returns. If it comes on immediately then I would suspect the vent solenoid is damaged and will need replacement. Code P0449 is most common.

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P0440 small leak in evap system . The battery problem likely had nothing to do with the code . The fuel level in the tank and cold weather could of set the code off . The fuel tank is pressurized when the vehicle is running but cold lowers the pressure in this type of system like tires .you could try checking the gas cap granted it could be a split hose or a bad vent soleniod or canaster . But if this is the first time for this problem its likely something simple So clear the code and wait to see what happens before you start replaceing compounts and changeing things that may be easly detcited by lossening the cap to see if you have pressure in the tank when warm

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2007. What are the probable causes of DTC P0446?


DTC P0446: Evaporative Emissions (EVAP) Vent System Performance
Circuit/System Description
This DTC tests the evaporative emission (EVAP) system for a restricted or blocked EVAP vent path. The control module commands the EVAP canister purge solenoid valve Open and the EVAP canister vent solenoid valve Closed. This allows vacuum to be applied to the EVAP system. Once a calibrated vacuum level has been reached, the control module commands the EVAP canister purge solenoid valve Closed and the EVAP canister vent solenoid valve Open. The control module monitors the fuel tank pressure (FTP) sensor for a decrease in vacuum. If the vacuum does not decrease to near 0 inch H2O in a calibrated time, this DTC sets.
Diagnostic Aids
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An intermittent condition could be caused by a damaged EVAP vent housing, a temporary blockage at the EVAP canister vent solenoid valve inlet, or a pinched vent hose. A blockage in the vent system will also cause a poor fuel fill problem.


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An EVAP canister, vent hose, or vent solenoid valve that has restricted flow may cause this DTC to set. Using a purge solenoid command with a scan tool will allow vacuum to be applied to the system instead of pressure. With the engine running, the EVAP canister vent solenoid valve open, and the EVAP canister purge solenoid valve commanded to 100 percent, the fuel tank vacuum should not increase to more than 5 inches H2O.


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An EVAP canister filter that is restricted can cause this DTC to set. Refer to Evaporative Emission Canister Replacement .


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Disconnecting one component at a time while the EVAP system is under flow will help to pinpoint a restriction in the system


Do you have a scan tool that reads data PID'S ?
Your FTP - fuel tank pressure sensor could be at fault !

    Ignition ON and fuel cap removed, verify that the FTP sensor parameter is between 1.3-1.7 volts. ?‡'
    If not within the specified range, go to the FTP sensor section in Circuit/System Testing.

  1. Install the fuel cap.
  2. With the engine running, the EVAP canister vent solenoid valve open, and the EVAP canister purge solenoid valve commanded to 100 percent, the fuel tank vacuum should not increase to more than 12 inches H2O.
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If the fuel tank vacuum is greater than the specified range, go to the restriction section in Circuit/System Testing.



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Sep 06, 2015 | Chevrolet Impala Cars & Trucks

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I have a 2000 Chevy Malibu and the check engine light won't go away.


You need a system diagram or schematic of the evap system

To to it correctly, verse throwing parts at it & fail,you should next
use an evap smoke machine to test the entire system

Item three-you now diagnose your codes & component test
the solenoid that failed the smoke test-- if the code is not specific
to a system part

Four-you can test them with a feature on a professional scan tool
if that feature is avail or unplug the solenoid & put battery voltage to
it,still connected to the smoke flow

The code is vent control circuit malfunction--so is there a failed
part or do you dig deeper

I suggest you find a shop that says what I'm saying & can
convince you they have a smoke machine & a data base to
find those items & not just hang parts based on a code &
lack of knowledge & experience & there are many shops not
up to speed out there

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Code p0449 vent solenoid intermittent


EOBD II Error Code: P0449
Fault:
Evaporative Emission (EVAP) System, Vent Valve - Circuit Malfunction
Possible Cause:
Wiring harness.
Evaporative emission (EVAP) canister purge valve.
Engine control module (ECM).

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I replaced evap vent solenoid & dtc came back


Here is the definition of the code and possible causes.

P0449 PONTIAC Description The Engine Control Module (ECM) monitors the Evaporative Emission System (EVAP) Vent Valve/Solenoid system wiring for opens or shorts.

When is the code detected?The Engine Control Module (ECM) has determined that a malfunction exists in the electrical circuit for the vent valve/solenoid in the evaporative emission control system.

Possible causes - Vacuum leaks, damaged hoses or improper routing
- EVAP system - Check fuel cap, canister, valves or components
- Faulty purge or vent solenoids
- Check connector and wiring
- Fuel saturated vapor canister
- Failed EVAP vent solenoid
Read more: http://engine-codes.com/p0449_pontiac.html#ixzz2M1YJd7DU

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Toyota echo won't start code 440 441 446


Error Code: P0440
Fault Location:
Evaporative Emission (EVAP) System - Malfunction
Possible Cause:
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) active.
Soution:
Check Evaporative Emission (EVAP) System Sealing.
Check Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Canister Purge Regulator Valve .
Check Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Canister Purge Solenoid Valve .

Error Code: P0441
Fault Location:
Evaporative Emission (EVAP) System - Incorrect Flow Detected
Possible Solutions:
Check Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Canister Purge Regulator Valve .
Perform Output Test.
Check Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Canister Purge Solenoid Valve .
Check Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Canister.
Perform Basic Setting.
Check Pipes between Tank Breathing and Throttle Body.

Error Code: P0446
Fault Location:
Evaporative Emission (EVAP) System, Vent Control - Circuit Malfunction
Possible Cause:
Wiring harness.
Evaporative emission (EVAP) canister purge valve.
Engine control module (ECM).

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I have a code P0449 on my 1999 chevy malibu 3.1


check engine light ison,autozone says code is P0449 this is whattheir ticket says:

The PCM has determined that a malfunction exists in the electrical circuit for the vent valve/solenoid in the evaporative emission control system.

Definition:
EVAP (Evaporative Emission System) purge/vent solenoid circuit condition

Explanation:
The solenoids and system wiring are monitored for opens or shorts

Probable Causes
1- Purge or vent solenoids defective
2- Check connevtor and wiring
3- Fuel saturated vapor canister
4- Failed EVAP vent solenoid

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Service engine light keeps coming on. OBDII P0446


Hi

This engine code is related to a malfunction in the electrical circuit for the vent valve/solenoid in the evaporative emission control system.

Probable causes are;

1- Purge or vent solenoids defective.
2- Defective wiring or bad connections in the vent valve/solenoid circuit.
3- Fuel saturated vapor canister.
4- Failed EVAP vent solenoid.

These engine codes are useful indicators to where the fault lies but usually require further troubleshooting to fully determine the underlying cause.

However I have listed the probable causes so to give you a starting point for your investigations.

Hope this helps. Please remember to rate my answer. Thanks.

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P0441 EVAP Control System Incorrect Purge Flow


Error Code: P0441
Fault Location:
Evaporative Emission (EVAP) System - Incorrect Flow Detected
Possible Cause:
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) active.
Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Canister Purge Regulator Valve faulty/jammed.
Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Canister Purge Solenoid Valve faulty/jammed.
Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Canister Sealing faulty.
Pipes between Tank Breathing and Throttle Body leaky/blocked.
Hose connection(s).
Intake leak.
Possible Solutions:
Check Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Canister Purge Regulator Valve .
Perform Output Test.
Check Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Canister Purge Solenoid Valve.
Check Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Canister.
Perform Basic Setting.
Check Pipes between Tank Breathing and Throttle Body.
VSV connector near air filter box disconnected.

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Explorer, 2000; 4.0 EFI: Engine runs fine in neutral & responds well when accelerator is depressed; shift to reverse or drive & engine runs very rough....with no power whatsoever. Scanned...


P1747 * EPC, wiring, PCM EPC solenoid circuit failure, shorted circuit or output driver Voltage through EPC solenoid is checked. An error will be noted if tolerance is exceeded. Short circuit causes minimum EPC pressure (minimum capacity) and limits engine torque (alternate firm). Go To Pinpoint Test
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How to test computer transistor driver without scan tool

Do you know how to find the circuit in question ?

And you are correct about these two codes as being not related . Do you know what evaporative emission system is ?


Wells EVAP Training with Sgt Tech P0440 P0441 P0442 etc

The Evaporative Emission Control System (EVAP) is used to prevent gasoline vapors from escaping into the atmosphere from the fuel tank and fuel system. The EVAP system usually requires no maintenance, but faults can turn on the Check Engine light and prevent a vehicle from passing an OBD II plug-in emissions test.
EVAP Evaporative Emission Control System - AA1Car.com
http://www.bbbind.com/free_tsb.html you can find free wiring diagrams here . Do you know how to use a wiring diagram ?

P1451 - EVAP Control System Canister Vent Solenoid Circuit Malfunction Monitors the canister vent (CV) solenoid circuit for an electrical failure. The test fails when the signal moves outside the minimum or maximum allowable calibrated parameters for a specified canister vent duty cycle by PCM command.
  • VPWR circuit open
  • CV solenoid circuit shorted to PWR GND or CHASSIS GND
  • Damaged CV solenoid
  • CV solenoid circuit open
  • CV solenoid circuit shorted to VPWR
  • Damaged PCM
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Do you know how to use a DVOM - digital volt ohm meter ?
Do you know that P1747 (electronic press control solenoid short circuit) Is a transmission problem . This solenoid controls the fluid pressure .

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Question regarding a honda odyssey 1999 check engine light codes.


Ramon
P0420 relates to the catalytic converter. The computer sees little or no improvement in the exhaust before and after going through the converter. Either your oxygen sensors need replacement (3 total) or you need a new catalytic converter.
What is the mileage on the vehicle? Does it run well? Oxygen sensors generally start to fail after 70,000 miles. Catalytic converters usually fail because the engine is runnig rich and the owner ignores that fault for months. This causes the catalytic converter to overheat and fail.

P1456 relates to the evaporative emission system. This system holds the gas fumes in the system so they are not vented to the atmosphere. The most common cause of this code being set is failing to properly tighten the gas cap after refueling. Take the cap off and clean the sealing O-ring. Put it back on and tighten till it clicks 3 times. Make sure you have the correct gray colored gas cap. Clear the code and see if it resets within a few days. If it does, try replacing the gas cap.
Charlie

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