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Toyota Camry Check Engine Light Due to Failed EVAP Purge Control Valve

Toyota Camry Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008

Average Mileage: 132,172 mi (15,000 mi - 249,000 mi)


Intermittent failure of a purge control valve in the evaporative emission system can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. A failed valve should be replaced to correct this problem.


  • Visitor, , 107,500 mi

    Same problem here since 2010 please see this web site for the problem on many 98 Camrys built before Feb 28 of 1998 when Toyota fixed the problem with improved part (s)

    Toyota lost a suit filed by the US EPA that may cover your car. see also the link below.

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  •  Rookie

    Codes po441+446.I got these codes one day right after filling up.

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  • Visitor, , 203,000 mi

    Evaporation canister valve-engine light on

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  • Visitor, , 170,600 mi

    Light on and I failed the smog test even though the emissions were normal or better, but the purg valve had failed.

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  • Visitor, , 120,000 mi

    still running with p0441 code 1998 v6 Camry....code came on at has 146K passed California smog by cleaning the purge valve and IAC...engine light went away but came back on again....sounds like a badly engineered evap system...ive hear people replacing full charcoal canister, evap valvs still problem comes back again...had three Camry 96, 98, 97...all had emission issues that are difficult to diagnose...even by dealer...won't buy Toyota again..

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  • Visitor, , 75,000 mi

    Maybe 2 times a year the Check Engine light will come on and the code is related to the EVAP system. Just reset the Check Engine and it goes away for the next 5 - 6 months.

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  • Visitor, , 175,000 mi

    Toyota Said they'd fix the purge valve, $200 later... Light came back on the same evening.

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  • Visitor, , 153,000 mi

    check engine sign may be evap purge valve

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  • Visitor, , 85,000 mi

    Problem code p0440

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  • Visitor, , 80,000 mi

    Bad purge valve

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