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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-12-2004, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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Anybody a GM tech??

I have a problem with a 1997 Chevy Malibu. Ha ha, I know your going to say that the problem is that it's a Chevy Malibu. But seriously, it has a code of p1441 in the ecm. It says something about the evap canister. Have any ideas? Also, the trans doesn't seem to want to shift into od anymore. It'll go to about 75 mph and that's it. I don't want to ruin it more. Please help! TIA.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-12-2004, 12:04 PM
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I have the same car and the p1441 is more then likely the gas cap. I replaced mine now fine.
But checked the codes again with the TECH II and showed to be missing on a few cylinders, so replaces wires and plugs. Going to check today if better.

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check vacuum connections, sometimes that can cause shifting issues.

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No vacuum connections, strictly electrical.

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Anyone have any ideas?

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I called my cousin who is a GM Certified Mechanic and he hasn't called me back yet.

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I can't be of any help but I would try to find a chevy forum to help you out. i mean look how informative this forum is.

try chevytalk.org

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i think they are refering to the charcoal canister.

check to see if the filter on the bottom of it isn't dirty.


It also can have a problem purging the system.


Try typing that code on google and you will come up with the common cause of that problem.

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My cousin said your charcoal canister is full of gas and it is not a good idea to drive your car. It is most likely your fuel regulator. If you follow a black square box near your gas tank to the fuel regulator, you can locate a vacuum line to your fuel regulator. Detach that while the car is running and see if gas spills from it. If it does you will need to replace the fuel regulator. You can possibly empty the charcoal canister or you may need to replace it. He said it is common. If you want to talk to him pm me during the day with your number.

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Thanks everyone. Mthal I will pm you with my number. Let me try to hunt down the fuel regulator.

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