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

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.


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Average mileage: 165,581 (13,600–264,673)
12 model years affected: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, more1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
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1999 Lexus ES300 199,000 mi,
check engine light on--code P0446--evap system vent control circuit
1997 Lexus ES300 230,000 mi,
Engine check light on. Code is P0441: Evaporate Emission Control
Check engine light came on. OBD II test brought up code P0446.
2002 Lexus ES300 138,288 mi,
Will cost $580.00 to repair -ouch!
2003 Lexus ES300 96,000 mi,
Check engine light on P0442 code for purge solenoid.
2000 Lexus ES300 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.
1997 Lexus ES300 199,604 mi,
My lexus has a emissions code and also a shift solenoid "E" which i dont know what that is....any info would be helpful
2001 Lexus ES300 150,000 mi,
There's a slight pinging noise around 1500 to 1700 rpms sometimes the car wont go into overdrive and my traction control light is also off
2001 Lexus ES300 125,000 mi,
Evaporation valve issue
1997 Lexus ES300 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.