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    Thread: Code PO441 - Vapor Canister Purge Valve?

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      05-09-2009 12:06 PM #1
      My 2002 Passat check engine light is on continuously and a code read revealed fault code PO441 (incorrect EVAP system purge flow). I did a search here and it pointed me to the vapor canister (EVAP) purge valve as a likely cause, so I am going to start with replacing this valve as a first step.

      Where is this valve located?

      Any other suggestions re: PO441??

      Is the vapor canister itself prone to failure or clogging? Where is it located?

      Thank you.



      Modified by thscott at 7:49 PM 5-11-2009


    2. 05-09-2009 04:44 PM #2
      The evap purge valve is located on top of the air box. It has both an electrical connection and two vacuum hoses. Before replacing it you might try cleaning it. Dump some carb cleaner in each end and shake it. This has worked for me a couple of times and sure beats the ~$100 for a new one. BTW, the CEL won't clear immediately, so give it a day or two after cleaning before declaring failure.

    3. 05-10-2009 11:59 AM #3
      make sure you try taping both sides on to something clean to see if you get any debris out. a faulty charcoal canister could cause your purge valve to go bad.

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      05-11-2009 10:38 AM #4
      Thanks.

      I've located the purge valve - couldn't be easier to get at.

      How does one remove the VW hose clamps? Looks like they have to be cut off to remove.




      Modified by thscott at 7:49 PM 5-11-2009


    5. 05-11-2009 10:24 PM #5
      I just use a side cutters to clip off the one time use clamps then replace them with standard screw type hose clamps.

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      09-07-2009 12:34 PM #6
      hey i got the same code like 2 days ago . im gunna take your advice.

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      09-09-2009 09:16 AM #7
      Replacing this valve cleared the code for me - a cheap and easy fix.


    8. 09-28-2011 10:31 PM #8
      I had gotten a rejection sticker due to Code PO441. Did exactly what you said. bought some carburator cleaner and some hose clamps ($5). Expected to wait a couple of days, but an hour later, I noticed that my check engine lite was gone so I rushed to get it inspected and PASSED! Thank you, thank you!

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      09-29-2011 11:01 AM #9
      I just put an order in yesterday for one, Ive been coming up with the same code off and on occasionally. Figure it was a cheap and easy part to replace. Also at 185k miles, it wouldn't hurt to replace it. I'll follow up if it clears my P0441 code completely.


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      04-24-2012 01:49 AM #10
      I've gotten same code on my 2000 jetta. I've replaced the purge valve (easy 5 min job) and the gas cap, as well. Didn't clear my code. :/

      Also, whenever I go to get gas (and ONLY then) my car struggles to start. i then pump the gas, and it will turn over. (rough...but then works itself out)

      I'm thinking the only other thing left (other than a pinched hose...which I've checked for) is the charcoal canister. Just picked one off ebay for $49.99....so gonna put that in asap.

      Any advice as to swap this out? Is there easy access through the trunk? Suggestions??

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      10-22-2012 08:03 PM #11
      Hi K8....,

      I'm having the same problem with starting after a fill up. Did you ever find out what the problem was?

    12. 07-17-2013 11:52 AM #12
      i have had the same issue after pumping gas it is driving me crazy trying to figure out what the problem is im tired of seeing the cel so if ya have found out what the problem is i would greatly appreciate the share of knowledge haha

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      07-17-2013 01:54 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by bhicks007 View Post
      i have had the same issue after pumping gas it is driving me crazy trying to figure out what the problem is im tired of seeing the cel so if ya have found out what the problem is i would greatly appreciate the share of knowledge haha
      Cheapest and easiest way would be to replace the gas cap. Then make sure that you tighten it so it clicks when you put it back on.

    14. 07-18-2013 01:30 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by rayj View Post
      Cheapest and easiest way would be to replace the gas cap. Then make sure that you tighten it so it clicks when you put it back on.
      Thank you I think I'll try that

    15. 04-11-2014 02:39 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by bhicks007 View Post
      Thank you I think I'll try that
      Hi! I have problems with this (EVAP) Canister Purge Valve as well. Can somewone tell me where can i buy a new one? i would like to replace it

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