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1997 buick lesabre dtc p1441

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Jun 11, 2010, 11:20 AM

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i have a 1997 buick lesabre,3800,3.8l,60,000mi.,iit has a intermittent dtc p1441,i checked the gas cap to verify it's tight,checked for obvious vaccum leaks.cleared the code,it came back 2 days later,cleared it again it came back after 50 miles,cleared again,drove 350 mi yesterday it didn't come back.any suggestions.

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Jun 11, 2010, 11:10 PM

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That code means the comp is sensing flow when it shoudn't be purging. Possible a bad or stuck purge valve but it really should be checked out.....

Most DIYers don't have the tools required to properly check this system out......

I know....not much help but some faults are like that......No real easy way around it.........


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Jun 11, 2010, 11:41 PM

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i have a centech obd2/eobd code reader,i'll try and run the evap.test with there anything i have to do to prepare the vehicle for the test.i worked on fords for years i'm kinda out of touch with gm driveability concerns.havent worked on them since 1990

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Jun 12, 2010, 12:19 AM

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To fully test the system you would need a scanner with bi-directional controls. Alot of the higher end AM scan tools didn't even have that ability until recently....

This may help a bit, some of it you could check with a vacuum pump........



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