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Will the vsv fuel pressure control not working properly cause terrible gas mileage?

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CODE PO441 DODGE INTRAPID 2002 EREPAIR


Here is the definition of the code.
Possible causes are a defective gas cap or a leak in the vent system.

P0441 DODGE Description The vapor pressure sensor, Voltage Solenoide Valve (VSV) for EVAP, Voltage Solenoide Valve (VSV) for canister closed valve (CCV) and Valve Solenoide Valve (VSV) for pressure switching valve are used to detect abnormalities in the evaporative emission control system. The ECM decides whether there is an abnormality in the evaporative emission control system based on the vapor pressure sensor signal. Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) P0441 is recorded by the ECM when there is a malfunction in either the VSV for EVAP, the VSV for pressure switching valve, or in the vapor pressure sensor itself, or when evaporative emissions leak from the components within the dotted line in Fig. 1 below.

The ECM closes the CCV and opens the VSV for pressure switching valve causing vacuum to increase in the entire EVAP system. The ECM continues to operate the VSV for EVAP until the vacuum is increased to a specified point at which time the ECM closes the VSV for EVAP. If the vacuum did not increase, or if the vacuum increased beyond the specified limit, the ECM judges the VSV for EVAP and related components to be faulty.
Read more: http://engine-codes.com/p0441_dodge.html#ixzz242qD9pXO

Aug 19, 2012 | 1997 Toyota Camry

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My 2004 Mazda 3 GT 2.3L is getting a P0446 DTC and is burning through a tank of gas in about 2-3 days depending on the amount of driving being done. My Mazda dealer believes that it may be the fuel pump,...


P0446- Evaporative Emissions Control System Vent Control Circuit Malfunction

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
- Incorrect fuel tank vacuum relief valve

Code is detected when VSV for pressure switching valve is ON, ECM judges that there is no continuity between vapor pressure sensor, fuel tank and charcoal canister (2 trip detection logic)

The vapor pressure sensor, Voltage Solenoide Valve (VSV) for EVAP, Voltage Solenoide Valve (VSV) for canister closed valve (CCV) and Valve Solenoide Valve (VSV) for pressure switching valve are used to detect abnormalities in the evaporative emission control system.

The ECM decides whether there is an abnormality in the evaporative emission control system based on the vapor pressure sensor signal.

Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) P0446 is recorded by the ECM when there is a malfunction in either the VSV for EVAP, the VSV for pressure switching valve, or in the vapor pressure sensor itself, or when evaporative emissions leak from the components within the dotted line in Fig. 1 below.
evaporative_evap_system_toyota.gif
The ECM closes the CCV and opens the VSV for pressure switching valve causing vacuum to increase in the entire EVAP system.

The ECM continues to operate the VSV for EVAP until the vacuum is increased to a specified point at which time the ECM closes the VSV for EVAP.

If the vacuum did not increase, or if the vacuum increased beyond the specified limit, the ECM judges the VSV for EVAP and related components to be faulty.

Aug 26, 2011 | Mazda MAZDA3 Cars & Trucks

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Hello my 2000 toyota echo's check engine light is on and it is reading error codes po440,po441,po446 I was told it is something with the emissions what is the problem


It's probably the 02 sensor (technically dealing with the exhaust) which will make it fail emissions. I have been told it may also be a dirty mass air flow sensor, which is located in the same housing as the air filter box. I am having the same problems myself, and the car is hesitating and has no power.

Aug 24, 2010 | 2001 Toyota Corolla

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Does the fuel filter affect gas mileage


there are lots of things that can affect gas mileage. if the spark plugs and wires are worn out, the air filter being dirty, dirty fuel filter, proper inflation of the tires, O2 sensors that are contaminated and performing poorly. the first thing to do would be that the engine is in good working order, as in no check engine light, no misfire, etc. a poorly running engine will put out terrible gas mileage. then you can start with the things i listed.

Feb 21, 2010 | 2002 Chrysler 300M

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2001 toyota 4runner< engine light on, code comes out to be - p0441 auto zone said change gas cap, i did, 2 weeks later light comes on again< what do you think?


You can get this code if you don't tighten the gas cap all the way, or the gas cap is bad. I will put all the detail for the code below and what I would do to fix the problem...

NOTE: Do not top off your tank either. This could cause the 'overfill check valve' to fail, and could cause this code.

Definition of P0441: Evaporative Emission Control System Incorrect
Purge Flow

Detection logic:
DTCs P0441 and P0446 are recorded by the ECM when evaporative emissions leak from the emissions components
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.
detection cause: Pressure in charcoal canister and fuel tank does not drop or
drop in pressure increased beyond the specified limit during
purge control (2 trip detection logic)

What I would do:
1. Replace fuel cap and reset computer. If code returns, then proceed to next

The next steps require a diagram, so the purchase of service manual to locate the components is very helpful

2. Check for vacuum leaks in ALL emission hoses
3. Check VSV valve operation (there are three; they are ~$75 new from dealer, and sometimes fail)
4. Check for cracks or leaks around or in the charcoal canister (usually requires a smoke machine)
5. check for voltage to VSV's
6. Last resort: take it to the dealer and have them run a diagnosis. This should run between $50-$100.

Good luck!

-Chris

Dec 11, 2009 | 2001 Toyota 4Runner

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I have a 05 nissan sentra and it rides great, but the gas mileage is terrible only getting approximately 18-20 mpg. What may be the problem. I upgraded the gas octane.


you need to change the spark plugs and wires to properly burn the gas fully then you can just get agood oil change and you would get better gas mileage

Oct 29, 2009 | 2005 Nissan Sentra

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Check engine light came on my 2002 Rav 4. Auto Zone diagnostic code PO446. How should I fix?


Chances are, it's going to be either 1 of the 3 switches that need replacing, a new gas cap or a new charcoal canister. The 2 switches under the hood are the VSV for CCV and VSV for EVAP. The one at the canister itself is the VSV for VSP. This VSV for VSP typically goes bad before the other 2 switches do. Plus, the switches are much cheaper than a new canister. (BTW, VSV stands for vehicle switching valve.)

PO446 is an evap canister code

Oct 28, 2009 | 2002 Toyota RAV4

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1988 Ford Ranger Super 2.9L V6 Hesitating and Stalling out


Check EGR valve this controls idle speed it might have carbon build up hold the valve open. All so check fuel pressure.

Jun 26, 2009 | 1988 Ford Ranger

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99 Camry, P0441 & P0446 codes


A. Diagnostics for PO441:

1. Remove Vacuum Hoses between EVAP VSV and Charcoal Canister and discard.
2. If there is a metal vapor pipe between EVAP VSV and Charcoal Canister, clean inside of vapor
pipe
3. Replace EVAP VSV and Charcoal Canister assembly with new parts.
4. Install new vacuum hoses between EVAP VSV and Charcoal Canister.


B. 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.
NOTE :When performing diagnostics for an occurrence of a MIL "ON" condition, Diagnostic
Trouble Code (DTC) P0441 may be result of debris in Evaporative Emission Control System. This
may cause blockage of a vapor line, or a stuck VSV, as described in troubleshooting area of Repair
Manual.

Robert

Jan 29, 2009 | 1999 Lexus ES 300

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