2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 3.5L P0441

2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 3.5L P0441

Hyundai Santa Fe On the 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe with the 3.5L engine, the P0441 points to a problem with the EVAP Purge Control System. There are a couple of things to check here. First, Check the underside of the fuel cap for any cracks or signs of defects that may keep the cap from sealing correctly. If there are any doubts about the inspection of the cap, replace it. Keep in mind, you will need a cap that meets OE Specs. Those “universal” or “locking” fuel caps sold at…

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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe P0441 Incorrect Purge

2008 Hyundai Santa Fe P0441 Incorrect Purge

Hyundai Santa Fe On the 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe, the P0441 is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a problem with the Purge Control Solenoid Valve (PCSV). These are actually very common fail items on these vehicles. The PCSV is located on the driver’s side of the engine, just below the throttle body. For best access, remove the air intake duct from the throttle body. Carefully inspect the rubber lines for any cracks, holes or disconnections. Inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires. If…

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2010 Cadillac SRX P0496 Purge Solenoid

2010 Cadillac SRX P0496 Purge Solenoid

Cadillac SRX On the 2010 Cadillac SRX, the P0496 is pointing to a problem with the EVAP (emissions control/recovery) Purge System. More commonly here, the problem will lie in the EVAP Canister Purge Solenoid Valve. It’s located on the top of the engine. Remove the engine cover to gain access. Carefully inspect the vacuum lines for any cracks, holes or disconnections. Inspect the electrical connector for any loose, broken or damaged wires. If the inspections check ok, a scan-tool should be used to monitor the fuel tank pressure sensor. The Fuel…

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2010 Buick Enclave P0496 purge flow

2010 Buick Enclave P0496 purge flow

Buick Enclave On the 2010 Buick Enclave, the P0496 is a problem in the EVAP Purge System. This can either be a problem with the EVAP Purge Valve or the Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor. There is a quick test that can determine which has the fault. The test will require the use of a scan-tool that can read EVAP System items data in real time. If you do not have access to such a scan-tool, carefully inspect the vacuum lines to/from the Purge Solenoid for any cracks, holes or disconnections. Inspect…

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2004 Kia Spectra P1401 EVAP Purge Solenoid

2004 Kia Spectra P1401 EVAP Purge Solenoid

Kia Spectra On the 2004 Kia Spectra, the P1401 is pointing to a problem in the EVAP (emissions control/recovery) System. If the fuel cap has already been replaced, and you are sure the replacement cap meets Kia specs (those “universal” or “locking” fuel caps sold at after market parts stores do not meet OE specs, and will not seal the system correctly) then next thing to look at is the Fuel Filler Neck. Make sure there are no cracks or holes and that it is sealed tightly to the fuel…

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2000 Chevy Silverado P0440 EVAP

2000 Chevy Silverado P0440 EVAP

Chevy Silverado On the 2000 Chevy Silverado, the P0440 is pointing to a fault in the EVAP (emissions control/recovery) System. Unfortunately, it’s a fairly “general” code and there a few different things that can set this code. This can be a leak in the system, a problem with the EVAP Purge Solenoid, a problem in the EVAP Vent Solenoid, a problem with the Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor or a problem with the Canister itself. There will be some testing procedure that will need to be done to find the root of…

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2010 Kia Soul P0441 EVAP Purge

2010 Kia Soul P0441 EVAP Purge

Kia Soul On the 2010 Kia Soul, the P0441 is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a fault in the EVAP Purge System. This is most commonly due to a faulty EVAP Purge Control Solenoid Valve (PCSV). It’s located on the side of the engine closest to the windshield, about mid-way down on the engine. Carefully inspect the vacuum lines to/from the PCSV for any cracks, holes or loose connections. Inspect the electrical connector and as far up the harness as you can, looking for any loose, broken or…

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 P0441 Purge Solenoid

2004 Dodge Ram 1500 P0441 Purge Solenoid

Dodge Ram 1500 On the 2004 Dodge Ram 1500, there are a couple of things that can set the P0441 code. This can be a problem in the Leak Detection Pump or the EVAP Purge Solenoid. More commonly on these vehicles, the LDP, but both should definitely be tested for proper operation. Carefully inspect the electrical connectors and wire harnesses, looking for any loose, broken or damaged wires. Make sure to carefully inspect the vacuum lines to each for any cracks or holes as a faulty vacuum line can also…

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