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P0443 EVAP CANISTER PURGE VOLUME CONTROL SOLENOID VALVE

Description

  

The EVAP canister purge volume control solenoid valve is used to control the flow rate of fuel vapor from the EVAP canister. The EVAP canister purge volume control solenoid valve is moved by ON/OFF pulses from the ECM. The longer the ON pulse, the greater the amount of fuel vapor that will flow via the valve.

DTC Logic

DTC DETECTION LOGIC

  

DTC CONFIRMATION PROCEDURE
1.PRECONDITIONING
If DTC Confirmation Procedure has been previously conducted, always perform the following before conducting the next test.

  1. Turn ignition switch OFF and wait at least 10 seconds.
  2. Turn ignition switch ON.
  3. Turn ignition switch OFF and wait at least 10 seconds. TESTING CONDITION:

Always perform test at a temperature of 5C (41F) or more.
Will CONSULT-III be used?
YES >> GO TO 2.
NO >> GO TO 3.
2.PERFORM DTC CONFIRMATION PROCEDURE
With CONSULT-III

  1. Start engine and warm it up to normal operating temperature.
  2. Turn ignition switch OFF and wait at least 10 seconds.
  3. Turn ignition switch ON.
  4. Turn ignition switch OFF and wait at least 10 seconds.
  5. Turn ignition switch ON.
  6. Select "PURG VOL CN/V P1444" of "EVAPORATIVE SYSTEM" in "DTC WORK SUPPORT" mode with CONSULT-III.
  7. Touch "START".
  8. Start engine and let it idle until "TESTING" on CONSULT-III changes to "COMPLETED". (It will take approximately 10 seconds.) If "TESTING" is not displayed after 5 minutes, retry from step 2.
  9. Touch "SELF-DIAG RESULTS". Which is displayed on CONSULT-III screen?

OK >> Inspection END
NG >> Go to Diagnosis Procedure.
3.PERFORM DTC CONFIRMATION PROCEDURE
With GST

  1. Start engine and warm it up to normal operating temperature.
  2. Turn ignition switch OFF and wait at least 10 seconds.
  3. Turn ignition switch ON.
  4. Turn ignition switch OFF and wait at least 10 seconds.
  5. Start engine and let it idle for at least 20 seconds.
  6. Check 1st trip DTC. Is 1st trip DTC displayed?

YES >> Go to Diagnosis Procedure.
NO >> Inspection END

Diagnosis Procedure
1.CHECK EVAP CANISTER PURGE VOLUME CONTROL SOLENOID VALVE POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT

  1. Turn ignition switch OFF.
  2. Disconnect EVAP canister purge volume control solenoid valve harness connector.
  3. Turn ignition switch ON.

  

  1. Check the voltage between EVAP canister purge volume control solenoid valve harness connector and ground.

  

Is the Inspection result normal?
YES >> GO TO 3.
NO >> GO TO 2.
2.DETECT MALFUNCTIONING PART
Check the following.

  • Harness connectors E11, F2
  • Harness for open or short between EVAP canister purge volume control solenoid valve and IPDM E/R
  • Harness for open or short between EVAP canister purge volume control solenoid valve and ECM >> Repair open circuit, short to ground or short to power in harness or connectors.

3.CHECK EVAP CANISTER PURGE VOLUME CONTROL SOLENOID VALVE OUTPUT SIGNAL CIRCUIT FOR OPEN AND SHORT

  1. Turn ignition switch OFF.
  2. Disconnect ECM harness connector.
  3. Check the continuity between EVAP canister purge volume control solenoid valve harness connector and ECM harness connector.

  

  1. Also check harness for short to ground and short to power. Is the Inspection result normal?

YES >> GO TO 4.
NO >> Repair open circuit, short to ground or short to power in harness or connectors.
4.CHECK EVAP CONTROL SYSTEM PRESSURE SENSOR CONNECTOR

  1. Disconnect EVAP control system pressure sensor harness connector.
  2. Check that water is not inside connectors. Is the Inspection result normal?

YES >> GO TO 5.
NO >> Replace EVAP control system pressure sensor.
5.CHECK EVAP CONTROL SYSTEM PRESSURE SENSOR
Refer to See: P0451.
Is the Inspection result normal?
YES-1 >> With CONSULT-III: GO TO 6.
YES-2 >> Without CONSULT-III: GO TO 7.
NO >> Replace EVAP control system pressure sensor.
6.CHECK EVAP CANISTER PURGE VOLUME CONTROL SOLENOID VALVE
With CONSULT-III

  1. Turn ignition switch OFF.
  2. Reconnect harness connectors disconnected.
  3. Start engine.
  4. Perform "PURG VOL C/V" in "ACTIVE TEST" mode with CONSULT-III. Check that engine speed varies according to the valve opening. Does engine speed vary according to the valve opening?

YES >> GO TO 8.
NO >> GO TO 7.
7.CHECK EVAP CANISTER PURGE VOLUME CONTROL SOLENOID VALVE
Refer to Component Inspection.
Is the Inspection result normal?
YES >> GO TO 8.
NO >> Replace EVAP canister purge volume control solenoid valve.
8.CHECK RUBBER TUBE FOR CLOGGING

  1. Disconnect rubber tube connected to EVAP canister vent control valve.
  2. Check the rubber tube for clogging. Is the Inspection result normal?

YES >> GO TO 9.
NO >> Clean the rubber tube using an air blower.
9.CHECK EVAP CANISTER VENT CONTROL VALVE
Refer to See: P0447.
Is the Inspection result normal?
YES >> GO TO 10.
NO >> Replace EVAP canister vent control valve.
10.CHECK IF EVAP CANISTER IS SATURATED WITH WATER

  

Remove EVAP canister with EVAP canister vent control valve and
EVAP control system pressure sensor attached.
Does water drain from the EVAP canister?
YES >> GO TO 11.
NO >> GO TO 13.
11.CHECK EVAP CANISTER
Weigh the EVAP canister with the EVAP canister vent control valve and EVAP control system pressure sensor attached.
The weight should be less than 2.1 kg (4.6 lb).
Is the Inspection result normal?
YES >> GO TO 13.
NO >> GO TO 12.
12.DETECT MALFUNCTIONING PART
Check the following.

  • EVAP canister for damage
  • EVAP hose between EVAP canister and vehicle frame for clogging or poor connection >> Repair hose or replace EVAP canister.

13.CHECK INTERMITTENT INCIDENT
Refer to See: Testing and Inspection\Initial Inspection and Diagnostic Overview\Service Information For Electrical Incident\Intermittent Incident.
>> Inspection END

Component Inspection
1.CHECK EVAP CANISTER PURGE VOLUME CONTROL SOLENOID VALVE
With CONSULT-III

  1. Turn ignition switch OFF.
  2. Reconnect all harness connectors disconnected.
  3. Disconnect EVAP purge hoses connected to EVAP canister purge volume control solenoid valve.
  4. Turn ignition switch ON.
  5. Select "PURG VOL C/V" in "ACTIVE TEST" mode with CONSULT-III.

  

  1. Touch "Qd" and "Qu" on CONSULT-III screen to adjust "PURG VOL C/V" opening and check air passage continuity of EVAP canister purge volume control solenoid valve under the following conditions.

  

Without CONSULT-III

  1. Turn ignition switch OFF.
  2. Disconnect EVAP canister purge volume control solenoid valve harness connector.
  3. Disconnect EVAP purge hoses connected to EVAP canister purge volume control solenoid valve.

  

  1. Check air passage continuity of EVAP canister purge volume control solenoid valve under the following conditions.

  

Is the Inspection result normal?
YES >> Inspection END
NO >> Replace EVAP canister purge volume control solenoid valve