03 pt cruiser engine code p0440 comes on once a month?
Trouble code P0440 means:Evaporative emission control system malfunction
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A P0440 code (GENERAL EVAP SYSTEM FAILURE) is typically one of two things... a huge evaporative system leak or a failed NVLD unit.. The evaporative system is the vapor side o…f your fuel system. Vapors need to be contained, stored and burned just like liquid fuel does. An on-board leak detection system tests for overall performance of the evap system at practically any time in one manner or another.. A leak could be as simple as a gas cap left loose. Actually, it takes a leak of almost this size to set a P0440. When fuel vapors can escape out the filler neck, they won't be stored in the vapor canister and a purge flow failure will result. This combines the two major components of the system (leak testing and purge flow) in failure mode, so the result is P0440.. The natural vacuum leak detector (NVLD) is the device that senses whether the system is air-tight and confirms purge flow testing. It's nothing more than a device that can sense a weak vacuum / low pressure condition in the evap system and then close an electrical switch to tell the PCM that all is well.. If the NVLD has a failed switch, it doesn't matter that the system may be completely alright... it still has the appearance of failure.. Start off looking for evaporative system leaks. The cap is the first stop. Check to see first if it was tightened properly. I like to lightly twist the cap counter-clockwise using just the spring built into the cap's top. If the cap is loose, it will come off using just this tiny bit of force. If it's been tightened, it won't.. If it seems tight, remove it and check the rubber seal on the cap for cracking. Cracks are a sure sign that it's leaking, but probably not enough to cause a P0440.. The vapor canister would be the next stop. It's under the truck, so inspect it for damage from road debris. A large (1/2" dia) hose connects the top of the canister to the NVLD unit. This hose typically cracks and falls off. A replacement hose runs less than $10.. If no leaks are found at this point, I'd recommend replacing the NVLD. It's the odd black plastic unit with two 1/2" hose ports on it and a single 3- wire connector . The type of leak needed to set your code needs either a huge leak or a failed NVLD. With no leak, this is all that remains in the vast majority of cases.. The exceptions? Very rarely, damage to the wiring harness can simulate a failed NVLD. Rodents can chew wiring practically anywhere and this little pigtail is no exception. The PCM (engine controller) has shown failure to sense the NVLD signal on rare occasions (I saw it one time).
It's an evaporative emission system leak. Usually kicked off when the gas cap is not secured after refueling. It will show up usually after the engine has cooled and restarted… the next day.
you have a leak on the sending unit (o-ring usually after a pump replacement) or a hose to the canister EVAP system
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P0440 sets when the evaporative emission system large/medium leak monitor test fails. Normally meaning there is a leak in the system. This can happen from a loose or not seali…ng gas cap, solinoid valve not working or not sealing, or a brocken/cracked emission hose. Best bet is to do a visual inspection of the evaporative emission system and replace anything that is broken or unhooked. If you can find anything take it to a repair shop and have a evap system leak test performed. Most new OBDII car can be forced to run the monitor test with a handheld scan tool with the correct software installed.
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