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error code on 2003 chevrolet cavalier, P0440 EVAP emission

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error code on 2003 chevrolet cavalier, P0440 EVAP emission control system malfunction, how do I fix so it can be inspected?

I would start by replacing the fuel cap, this is the most common cause of this code. Next in ine with be purve valve, vent solenoid, then fuel tank pressure sensor...But if the fuel cap doesnt take care of it I'd bring it to a shop with a high end scantool so they can monitor system. Let me know if you have questions, thanks.

 

P0440 EVAP System Malfunction

Possible CausesSetting Conditions
  • Charcoal canister is loaded with fuel or moisture
  • Fuel filler cap is loose, cross-threaded, damaged or wrong part
  • Fuel tank, fuel filler neck or fuel sending unit 'O' ring is leaking
  • Fuel tank pressure sensor is damaged, disconnected or it failed
  • Fuel tank vapor line(s) is clogged, damaged or disconnected
  • Purge valve vapor line is clogged, damaged, or disconnected
  • Purge or vent solenoid Ignition circuit is open (check the fuse)
  • PCM has failed

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
PCM?
Powertrain control module "the main computer" I'm almost sure thats not the cause......its most likely one of the things I mentioned or a leak. Let me know if you have questions.
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