Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Code P0441 pops up

asked by on

Hello. I was reading the article about code P0441 and symptoms included check engine light and a gas smell. Well as soon as I got the light I started smelling gas. Does that mean I have a bad hose or bad Evap system entirely. Thanks a lot

My car has 193600 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Trouble code P0441 only means you have a leak in the vapor EVAP system and a proper diagnoses is needed to see where the problem is. A leaking hose, purge valve, or even gas cap can cause the code.

A smoke test should be performed by mechanic who will put smoke into the fuel tank and see where the smoke comes out. This will reveal where the leak is and then a fix can be made. The fuel cap can also be tested to see if it holds pressure during the test.

I’d suggest you get the car inspected by a certified mechanic who can help you diagnose your Check Engine Light and the other symptoms you’ve described. The mechanic can then perform the necessary repairs once the issues have been pinpointed.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: How do I turn on the parking lights in a 2012 Toyota Corolla?

The parking lights are operated via the light switch, which is on the end of the turn signal lever. To turn on the parking lights, rotate the light switch to the parking lights position. When the parking lights are turned...

Q: Wires to headlight not working correctly

It is possible that the connector could either be melted or have corrosion that is preventing electricity from getting to your headlight. I would ask one of the mechanics at YourMechanic to take a look at your headlight so they...

Q: Car chokes, shakes, and shuts down

The symptoms you describe lead me to believe that your Subaru is experiencing electrical issues. It is possible that the computer has a bad connection or that it is possibly starting to fail. To be 100% certain, I would enlist...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.