1997 Chrysler Sebring EVAP Code

Tiny
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  • 1997 CHRYSLER SEBRING
Engine Mechanical problem
1997 Chrysler Sebring 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 109k miles

This will be the third time this code has popped up, I cleared it 3 times because I cant find a problem. Its PO441 Evap Purge Valve Incorrect Flow, The MIL is on right now and I'm not going to clear it until I'm sure what the deal is, Any ideas?
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Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 AT 9:32 PM

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Tiny
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Check the following..


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Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 AT 9:39 PM
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EVAP PURGE FLOW MONITOR FAILURE
1. Start engine. Allow engine to reach normal operating temperature. Turn engine off. Turn ignition on. Disconnect purge vacuum hose at evap purge solenoid that goes to canister. Start engine. There should be no flow though evap purge solenoid for one minute. If evap purge solenoid allows vacuum through within one minute, go to next step. If evap purge solenoid does not allow vacuum through within one minute, replace evap purge solenoid. Perform TEST VER-2A.

2. After 90 seconds, evap purge solenoid will allow vacuum to cycle intermittently at a steady rate. If evap purge solenoid is allowing vacuum to cycle through intermittently at a steady rate, go to next step. If evap purge solenoid is not allowing vacuum to cycle through intermittently at a steady rate, go to step 5).

3. During this step, DO NOT use more than 5 psi. Turn ignition off. Attempt to blow air through vacuum line that goes to canister. If canister and vacuum line allow air to pass, evap purge solenoid and hoses are okay, go to next step. If canister and vacuum line do not allow air to pass, go to TEST TC-113B.

4. No trouble was found during this test. The following components can be inspected as possible causes for trouble code: damaged rubber hoses from evap purge solenoid to throttle, plastic connector to evap purge solenoid cracked, evap purge solenoid malfunction, hose plugged from evap purge solenoid to canister, hose plugged from throttle to solenoid, evap connector terminals and evap connector wires.

5. Disconnect vacuum hose from evap purge solenoid to throttle at evap purge solenoid. Connect a vacuum gauge to disconnected vacuum hose. If vacuum gauge indicates manifold vacuum, go to next step. If vacuum gauge does not indicate manifold vacuum, repair vacuum hose or throttle. Perform TEST VER-2A.

6. Reconnect vacuum hose from throttle to evap purge solenoid. Connect a vacuum gauge to canister side of evap purge solenoid. If vacuum gauge indicates 3-7 in. Hg, go to next step. If vacuum gauge does not indicate 3-7 in. Hg, replace evap purge solenoid. Perform TEST VER-2A.

7. Connect a vacuum pump to hose going to evap canister. Apply more than 2 in. Hg vacuum to canister. If canister holds more than 2 in. Hg vacuum go to next step. If canister does not hold more than 2 in. Hg vacuum replace evap purge solenoid. Perform TEST VER-2A.

8. Check for plugged hose or plugged vent port on canister. If hose is plugged, repair as necessary. Perform TEST VER-2A. If hose is not plugged, go to next step. 9. If vent port is plugged, clean plugged vent port and retest. Perform TEST VER-2A. If vent port is not plugged, replace evap canister.
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Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 AT 9:45 PM
Tiny
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I have a 97 sebring lx 2.5L v6 with an evap problem too. Mine didn't come back with any P codes though. I did get a generic ignition code of 31 which says Evap system fault. I have the haynes repair guide but it don't show a good picture of where my evap purge soleniod is to check it. I did have to replace my egr valve so I don't think thats part of the problem anymore but still getting the check engine light. Car is also stalling after it warms up. One person said it that the evap problem could cause this but i'm no mechanic! Any pictures for my model would be nice! Thanks
I would be able to give you a P code if it ever came back with one but it don't. I have no clue to what it could be.
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Sunday, March 29th, 2009 AT 1:41 PM
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Code 31 it branches to four or maybe five different areas need to have its scanned and get the P codes as its more in detail and than will be able to pin point the proper diagnose
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Sunday, March 29th, 2009 AT 9:15 PM

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