Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: P0444, P0445 evap canister purge volume control solenoid valve

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Description

Nissan Maxima. Description

The EVAP canister purge volume control solenoid valve is used to control the flow rate of fuel vapor from the EVAP canister. The EVAP canister purge volume control solenoid valve is moved by ON/OFF pulses from the ECM. The longer the ON pulse, the greater the amount of fuel vapor that will flow via the valve.

DTC Logic

DTC DETECTION LOGIC

Nissan Maxima. DTC DETECTION LOGIC

DTC CONFIRMATION PROCEDURE

1.CONDITIONING

If DTC Confirmation Procedure has been previously conducted, always perform the following before conducting the next test.

  1. Turn ignition switch OFF and wait at least 10 seconds.
  2. Turn ignition switch ON.
  3. Turn ignition switch OFF and wait at least 10 seconds.

TESTING CONDITION: Before performing the following procedure, confirm battery voltage is more than 11 V at idle.

2.PERFORM DTC CONFIRMATION PROCEDURE

  1. Start engine and let it idle for at least 13 seconds.
  2. Check 1st trip DTC.

Diagnosis Procedure

1.CHECK EVAP CANISTER PURGE VOLUME CONTROL SOLENOID VALVE POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT

Nissan Maxima. CHECK EVAP CANISTER PURGE VOLUME CONTROL SOLENOID VALVE POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT

  1. Turn ignition switch OFF.
  2. Disconnect EVAP canister purge volume control solenoid valve harness connector.
  3. Turn ignition switch ON.
  4. Check the voltage between EVAP canister purge volume control solenoid valve harness connector and ground.

Nissan Maxima. CHECK EVAP CANISTER PURGE VOLUME CONTROL SOLENOID VALVE POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT

2.DETECT MALFUNCTIONING PART

Check the following.

  • Harness connectors E11, F2
  • Junction block connectors E44, E45
  • Harness for open or short between EVAP canister purge volume control solenoid valve and IPDM E/R
  • Harness for open or short between EVAP canister purge volume control solenoid valve and ECM

3.CHECK EVAP CANISTER PURGE VOLUME CONTROL SOLENOID VALVE OUTPUT SIGNAL CIRCUIT FOR OPEN AND SHORT

  1. Turn ignition switch OFF.
  2. Disconnect ECM harness connector.
  3. Check the continuity between EVAP canister purge volume control solenoid valve harness connector and ECM harness connector.
  4. Also check harness for short to ground and short to power.

Nissan Maxima. CHECK EVAP CANISTER PURGE VOLUME CONTROL SOLENOID VALVE OUTPUT SIGNAL CIRCUIT FOR OPEN AND SHORT

4.CHECK EVAP CANISTER PURGE VOLUME CONTROL SOLENOID VALVE OPERATION

With CONSULT

  1. Reconnect all harness connectors disconnected.
  2. Start engine.
  3. Perform "PURG VOL CONT/V" in "ACTIVE TEST" mode with CONSULT. Check that engine speed varies according to the valve opening.

5.CHECK EVAP CANISTER PURGE VOLUME CONTROL SOLENOID VALVE

6.CHECK INTERMITTENT INCIDENT

Component Inspection

EVAP CANISTER PURGE VOLUME CONTROL SOLENOID VALVE

1.CHECK EVAP CANISTER PURGE VOLUME CONTROL SOLENOID VALVE

With CONSULT

Nissan Maxima. CHECK EVAP CANISTER PURGE VOLUME CONTROL SOLENOID VALVE

  1. Turn ignition switch OFF.
  2. Reconnect all harness connectors disconnected.
  3. Disconnect EVAP purge hoses connected to EVAP canister purge volume control solenoid valve.
  4. Turn ignition switch ON.
  5. Select "PURG VOL CONT/V" in "ACTIVE TEST" mode with CONSULT.
  6. Touch "Qd" and "Qu" on CONSULT screen to adjust "PURG VOL CONT/V" opening and check air passage continuity of  EVAP canister purge volume control solenoid valve under the following conditions.

Nissan Maxima. CHECK EVAP CANISTER PURGE VOLUME CONTROL SOLENOID VALVE

Without CONSULT

Nissan Maxima. CHECK EVAP CANISTER PURGE VOLUME CONTROL SOLENOID VALVE

  1. Turn ignition switch OFF.
  2. Disconnect EVAP canister purge volume control solenoid valve harness connector.
  3. Disconnect EVAP purge hoses connected to EVAP canister purge volume control solenoid valve.
  4. Check air passage continuity of  EVAP canister purge volume control solenoid valve under the following conditions.

Nissan Maxima. CHECK EVAP CANISTER PURGE VOLUME CONTROL SOLENOID VALVE

DRAIN FILTER

Nissan Maxima. DRAIN FILTER

  1. Check visually for insect nests in the drain filter air inlet.
  2. Check visually for cracks or flaws in the appearance.
  3. Check visually for cracks or flaws in the hose.
  4. Blow air into port A and check that it flows freely out of port B.
  5. Block port B.
  6. Blow air into port A and check that there is no leakage.
  7. If NG, replace drain filter.
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