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Old 08-12-2008, 09:22 AM   #1
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anyone know how to fix P0444

im getting the following code

P0444 Powertrain: Evaporative Emission Control System Purge Control Valve Circuit Open

anyone know how to fix this, where is the sensor?
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Old 08-12-2008, 10:50 AM   #2
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Old 08-12-2008, 10:54 AM   #3
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Old 08-12-2008, 11:06 AM   #4
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thanks, but it doesnt say how to fix it
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Old 08-12-2008, 11:26 AM   #5
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Try this
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=917830

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Old 08-13-2008, 07:33 AM   #6
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The purge valve(evap emission valve) is normally closed and powered open by the ECM. with the car off you should be able to hold 20 inches of vacuum on the valve. Activate the vavle with a scan tool or by jumping it it should open. IF the vavel opens and allows flow, then we need to check power and grounds coming from the DME.
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Old 10-08-2008, 01:45 PM   #7
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ok yeah but where is the purge valve located?
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Old 10-08-2008, 01:48 PM   #8
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Purge vlave is under the intake near the sperator remove the air box you will see a vavel with a two pin connectoer to the front of the intake
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you've had this same problem for 2 months?
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Old 10-08-2008, 05:18 PM   #10
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you've had this same problem for 2 months?
its been almost a year now....
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