2002 Hyundai Elantra P0441

2002 Hyundai Elantra 4 cyl

This code relates to the evap system. Which is the best way to determine if the purge valve is the cause or the canister is plugged? It also has a problem after the rpm goes above 2000 it will not drop down very fast at idle. It hangs up there and then slowly comes down. I'm nor very familiar with these cars can you help?
Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 AT 10:10 AM

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OBD-II Trouble Code Technical Description: Evaporative Emission Control System Incorrect Purge Flow

What does that mean?

This indicates that a part of the EVAP control system is no longer fuctioning correctly. The EVAP system consists of many parts, including (but not limited to) the gas cap, fuel lines, carbon canister, purge valve, and other hoses. The (EVAP) emission control system prevents the escape of fuel vapors from a vehicle's fuel system. Fuel vapors are routed by hoses to a charcoal canister for storage. Later, when the engine is running a purge control valve opens allowing intake vacuum to siphon the fuel vapors into the engine.

EVAP emission canister purge is contolled by a valve which allows engine vacuum to pull stored fuel vapors from fuel tank into the engine to be burned, rather than be vented to atmosphere. A vacuum switch is used to detect when flow exists. If the PCM commands purge and sees that the switch is closed (indicating no detected purge flow) P0441 is set.

Likely, no symptoms will be discernible to the driver, other than the illuminated Check Engine Light.


A code P0441 could mean one or more of the following has happened:

* Bad vacuum switch
* Broken or damaged EVAP line or canister
* Open in PCM purge command circuit
* Open or short in Voltage feed circuit to Purge Solenoid
* Faulty purge solenoid
* Restriction in EVAP solenoid, line or canister
* Corrosion or resistance in purge connector
* Bad PCM

Possible Solutions

With a P0441 OBD-II trouble code, diagnosis can be tricky at times. Here are some things to try:

* Common Chrysler fix - Replace Leak Detection Pump / LDP
* Repair damaged EVAP lines or canister
* Repair open or short in voltage feed circuit to Purge Solenoid
* Repair open in PCM purge command circuit
* Replace purge Solenoid
* Replace vacuum switch
* Repair restriction in Evap line or canister or soleniod
* Repair resistance in purge connector
* Replace PCM

Fix P0441 first and see if that helps with your high revving problem. If it doesn't, check your idle air control valve.
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Wednesday, December 17th, 2008 AT 10:55 PM

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