1998 Toyota Camry ERRROR CODE P0446

Tiny
DADS CAMRY
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  • 1998 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 136,000 MILES
The engine light came on. I used a code key reader and found p0446 and p0446(pd) error codes. I checked the hose coming out of the back of the air box and it seemed contected and in good shape. I replaced the gas cap about a year ago with one from the toyota dealer. When I opened the gas cap there was a release of pressure that lasted about 5 seconds. Are there other trouble shooting procedures I can try next to narrow down this problem?
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Thursday, October 1st, 2009 AT 1:37 PM

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Tiny
MMPRINCE4000
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The EVAP system consists of purge and vent solenoids.

You would need a high end scanner to test each solenoid in the system. These scanners are expensive and only dealers or trusted garage have them.
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Friday, October 2nd, 2009 AT 7:15 AM
Tiny
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Its sounds like I cannot do anything to trouble shoot this myself. Do I have to go to a dealer for this or should a qualified shop be able to do this? Any idea of the cost?
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Monday, October 5th, 2009 AT 11:33 AM
Tiny
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VSV at the fuel tank on the rear axle cross member are very common on these. Any shop worth their salt can diagnose this. Trouble shooting 50-100?
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Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 AT 7:39 AM
Tiny
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While in many cases this is a simple fix (gas cap), you have already replaced it.

As SW said the vacuum switching valve is one area, a shop with a good scanner can test each solenoid/valve and isolate the problem.

This is much more cost effective than changing these and hope you hit the right one.
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Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 AT 10:39 AM

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