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Lexus ES300 Check Engine Light Due to Failed EVAP Purge Control Valve

Lexus ES300 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

Average Mileage: 156,444 mi (13,600 mi - 230,000 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, , 199,000 mi

    check engine light on--code P0446--evap system vent control circuit

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  • Visitor, , 138,288 mi

    Will cost $580.00 to repair -ouch!

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  • Visitor, , 230,000 mi

    Engine check light on. Code is P0441: Evaporate Emission Control

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  • Visitor, , 210,000 mi

    Took for a routine tire rotation. Car's check engine light was on but no real problems. Dealership said it was the EVP and I said I would fix it.

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  • Visitor, , 96,000 mi

    Check engine light on P0442 code for purge solenoid.

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  • Visitor, , 215,000 mi

    I Replaced main VSV with three tubes because one tube was totally split from switch body. PO441 codes are still being thrown though so I've got to find the other VSV.

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