gotta question, check engine light.

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  1. j_nx

    j_nx master of the universe!

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    so i have a 96 toyota avalon and my check engine light came on. I went to autozone and got a code reader and it says P0441, EVAP emission control system purge flow fault. any ideas on what this means? the dealer says it'll cost $90 *just* to look at it. it's kinda an old car, so i don't want to pay too much to keep it running. i was hoping that i wouldn't have any problems for at least 2-3 more years.

    i did some searching online and it seems to be like an o2 sensor or something, but is there anything else it could be? and what could happen if i keep driving it?


    longer version. i drove cross country 2000 miles. noticed that that o-ring on my gas cap was in a weird position, then later i went into jiffy lube got an oil change, they hosed down something in side the trunk, i was like wtf?! are they running water over my engine? so it was fine, next day, light came on. so i went to autozone, the person there wouldn't even give me the code reader, said it was my gas cap. so i buy a gas cap, unplug the battery, everything was fine. also noticed that my engine oil cap was loose. so then 2 days later, i drive it like 300 miles in a day, it's all good. then i park it for 1.5 days and the light comes on again. so this time i actually read the code and that's what it said.
    so then i also find these http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/cases/civil/caa/toyota.html
    http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pr/2003/March/03_enrd_141.htm
    http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pr/1997/June97/256enr.htm
    i'm not sure if my car is one of the ones affected because i don't understand what the pdf from the first link is saying. but i have a 1996 toyota avalon. so then technically this should be covered under warranty, right?

    well anyways, if anyone has any help that'd be great.

    cliffs : read the first paragraph.
     
  2. huntz0r

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    I would see if the dealer can do that re-fit (or if it hasn't been done already) since that does seem related to the code. Possible that whatever gets replaced will be the problem part.

    Otherwise, it should be a bad sensor causing the issue, but I couldn't tell you which one.
     

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