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P0446 Evaporative Emission Control System Vent Control Circuit Malfunction. The code P0446 is set when the engine computer recognizes a fault or restriction at the vent control part of the Evaporative emission control system (EVAP).
P0446 Evaporative Emission Control System Vent Control Circuit Malfunction
The code P0446 is set when the engine computer recognizes a fault or restriction at the vent control part of the Evaporative emission control system (EVAP). The description of the fault varies between different car manufacturers, but one thing is common, the code P0446 doesn't directly point to a defective part; some testing might be required to pinpoint the faulty component.
What can cause the code P0446:
- faulty vent control valve
- blockage at the vent hose, vent filter or vent control valve
- open or short in the vent control valve circuit
- bad charcoal canister
- EVAP system leak
- faulty EVAP system pressure sensor
- bad vacuum switching valve (VSV)
- stuck open purge valve (solenoid)
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
EVAP CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTANES PRESSURE ON THE FUEL SYSTEM AND TANK... EASY WAY TO DESCRIBE IS IN THE OLD DAYS WHEN YOU REMOVED THE GAS CAP AND IT IS A HOT DAY YOU WOULD RELEASE PRESSURE FROM TANK...NOW YOU HAVE A VENT SYSTEM TO RELEASE PREASURE... BUY THE VENT CONTROL SELENOID AND YOU THE CAN SEE WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR NOT HARD TO REPLACE AT ALL. LET ME KNOW IF MORE HELP NEEDED