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|Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2004 12:57 pm Post subject: DTC P1441 Evaporative Emission (EVAP) System Flow During Non
DTC P1441 Evaporative Emission (EVAP) System Flow During Non-Purge
The PCM tests the EVAP system for the following conditions:
- Large and small leaks
- Excess vacuum
- Purge flow during non-commanded conditions
- Fuel level and fuel pressure sensor faults
- EVAP purge and vent valve faults
The PCM monitors the fuel tank pressure sensor in order to determine
the level of vacuum/pressure in the EVAP system. The PCM commands both the
EVAP Purge Solenoid and the EVAP Vent Valve ON when the Conditions
for Running the DTC are met in order to apply an engine vacuum
to the EVAP system. The PCM commands the EVAP Purge Solenoid
OFF once the system has reached a predetermined level of vacuum.
This diagnostic tests for a vacuum in the EVAP system during a non-purge
condition. This DTC sets if a vacuum continues to develop in the EVAP
system after the EVAP purge solenoid has been commanded OFF.
Conditions for Running the DTC
- DTCs P0107, P0108, P0112, P0113, P0117, P0118, P0125, P0420,
P0430, P0500, P0502, P0503, P0562, P0563, P1111, P1112, P1114, P1115, P1120,
P1220, P1221, and HO2S DTCs are not set.
- The ignition voltage is between 10 volts and 18 volts.
- The barometric pressure is greater than 72.5 kPa (10.5 psi).
- The fuel level is between 12.5 and 87.5 percent of full
- The engine coolant temperature is between 4°C (39°F)
and 30°C (86°F).
- The intake air temperature is between 4°C (39°F) and 30°C
- The start up engine coolant and intake air temperatures are within
9°C (16°F) of each other.
Conditions for Setting the DTC
The PCM detects a vacuum in the EVAP system when purge is not commanded.
Action Taken When the DTC Sets
- The PCM illuminates the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) on the
second consecutive ignition cycle that the diagnostic runs and fails.
- The PCM records the operating conditions at the time the diagnostic
fails. The first time the diagnostic fails, the PCM stores this information
in the Failure Records. If the diagnostic reports a failure on the second
consecutive ignition cycle, the PCM records the operating conditions at the
time of the failure. The PCM writes the conditions to the Freeze Frame and
updates the Failure Records.
Conditions for Clearing the MIL/DTC
- The PCM turns OFF the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) after
3 consecutive ignition cycles that the diagnostic runs and does not
- A last test failed, or current DTC, clears when the diagnostic
runs and does not fail.
- A history DTC clears after 40 consecutive warm-up cycles,
if no failures are reported by this or any other emission related diagnostic.
- Use a scan tool in order to clear the MIL and the DTC.
- Remove any debris from the PCM connector surfaces before servicing
the PCM. Inspect the PCM connector gaskets when diagnosing/replacing
the module. Ensure that the gaskets are installed correctly. The
gaskets prevent contaminate intrusion into the PCM.
- For any test that requires probing the PCM or a component
harness connector, use the Connector Test Adapter Kit
. Using this kit prevents damage
to the harness/component terminals. Refer to
Using Connector Test Adapters
in Wiring Systems.
- Before replacing any components, visually/physically inspect for
- Mis-routed harness
- Rubbed through wire insulation
- Broken wire inside the insulation
- Kinked or damaged vacuum hoses
- Physically damaged system components
- Components and vacuum lines for traces of carbon or other contaminants
The presence of foreign material may be causing a restriction
in the system or preventing the solenoid valve from closing properly.
Either condition may cause a DTC to set.
- For an intermittent condition, refer to
The numbers below refer to the step numbers on the Diagnostic Table.
This step checks for a EVAP Purge Solenoid Valve that is leaking vacuum
to the EVAP system when EVAP system purge is not commanded by the PCM.
Check for possible carbon contamination of the EVAP Purge Solenoid Valve
and the purge line.
you perform the Powertrain On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) System Check?
Go to Step 2
Powertrain On Board Diagnostic (OBD) System Check
- Disconnect the EVAP Purge line from the EVAP Purge Solenoid Valve.
- Connect a vacuum gauge (in. Hg.) to the solenoid purge port.
- Start the engine.
- Command the EVAP Purge Solenoid Valve OFF with a scan tool.
Does the vacuum gauge indicate a vacuum?
Go to Step 3
Go to Diagnostic Aids
Check for carbon contamination. Refer to
Evaporative Emission (EVAP) System Cleaning
Replace the EVAP Purge Solenoid Valve. Refer to
Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Canister Purge Solenoid Valve Replacement
Is the action complete?
Go to Step 4
- Select the Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) option and the Clear
DTC Information option using the scan tool.
- Start the engine and idle at the normal operating temperature.
- Select the Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) option and the Specific
DTC option, then enter the DTC number using the scan tool.
- Operate the vehicle within the Conditions for Running the DTC
as specified in the supporting text, if applicable.
Does the scan tool indicate that this test ran and passed?
Go to Step 5
Go to Step 2
Select the Capture Info option and the Review Info option
using the scan tool.
Does the scan tool display any DTCs that you have not diagnosed?
Go to the applicable DTC
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