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So I am trying to chase down a P0441 and P0446 code and after replacing the gas cap I"m moving on to the Vacuum Switching Valve but for the life of me I can"t find a clear picture of where this valve is suppose to be.My Clinton manual shows on the I4 motor that is right next to the air intake tube before the throttle body and says that the V6 is similar however after looking around the entire air intake I can"t find anything that looks like what the replacement parts show the VSV looking like.Google as turned up only the I4 VSV as well aside from a few V6 vacuum diagrams.I"m not in a position at this time to do any "exploratory surgery" to see if it might be covered by something else so can anyone point me in the right direction?
1MZ-FE V6 engine?There are 2 visible in this diagram from lakeland toyota: https://parts.lakelandtoyota.com/showAssembly.aspx?ukey_assembly=487571&ukey_product=3933314They"re on a bracket just fore of the intake manifold, both of them p/n 25860 buried in the 25701 assembly.If your Camry has a plastic engine cover like our Avalons, you have to remove that to see them.There"s also a purge valve on the charcoal canister under the car. According to the shop I use, is this purge valve that"s usually the problem -- IF it"s a solenoid valve problem.Remember, there"s a lot of hoses, connectors, a long run to the canister, the fuel filler neck/pipe/fitting to tank. There could be pinpoint leak anywhere along the routing.
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1MZ-FE V6 engine?There are 2 visible in this diagram from lakeland toyota: https://parts.lakelandtoyota.com/showAssembly.aspx?ukey_assembly=487571&ukey_product=3933314They"re on a bracket just fore of the intake manifold, both of them p/n 25860 buried in the 25701 assembly.If your Camry has a plastic engine cover like our Avalons, you have to remove that to see them.There"s also a purge valve on the charcoal canister under the car. According to the shop I use, is this purge valve that"s usually the problem -- IF it"s a solenoid valve problem.Remember, there"s a lot of hoses, connectors, a long run to the canister, the fuel filler neck/pipe/fitting to tank. There could be pinpoint leak anywhere along the routing.

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Thanks a lot for the image now I can actually make some plans to try and fix this thing. Thanks again!
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P0441, P0446 & P0420 on a 2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L
I just fixed a similar problem with P0441 and P0446 on my 2002 Toyota Camry LE recently. Mine also had a P0420 to go along with it. I did some research and found that the "VSV" and the gas cap are the likely problems. The problem is there are several of them that could be triggering the codes. I bought a cheaper AFM gas cap then I replaced the 2 easiest VSVs which are the air intake VSV (Denso 90910-12199) and the purge VSV near the injectors (Denso 25860-0H020). However, CEL was back on again the next day. Did more research and found that the other possible failure could be from the charcoal/vapor canister itself. I was not about to pay $380 for that so I went to my nearest pick-n-pull and extracted a canister from a similar model in the yard (paid $23 for it). I polished & cleaned up the darn thing with an electronic spray cleaner until all grimes are gone. The canister came with another VSV attached which most people referred to as a "vent or check valve." I left the old vent valve in there. I figured it would still be in good shape then I installed the canister myself. Took me almost 2.5 hours but well worth saving the $420 the local mechanic wanted to charge me just for the installation. But again, the CEL came back less than 36 hours after installation which leaves only 2 potential culprits - the old vent valve and the AFM gas cap. I purchased a new one (Dorman 99523WM), removed the old canister vent valve, and installed the new one. I also purchased a Toyota gas cap (OEM 77300-47010) Bingo! It"s been 28 days since and the CEL has not come back so I guess that fixed the problem. So my advice is if you are installing a replacement canister, make sure the vent valve attached to it is working properly by doing a simple voltage click test. If it"s bad replace the vent valve before you put the replacement canister. That sucker is hard to reach once its re-attached because it sits in front of the spare tire compartment. There"s very little space in there without removing a number of other parts on the way. Make sure also to use OEM gas cap because they do make a huge difference. As far as the P0420 code, before you make a snap decision to buy a brand new CAT, try replacing the downstream O2 sensor first because 80% of the time that is what"s triggering the P0420. For my peace of mind, I replaced both upstream and downstream 02 sensors. It cost me $75 for both brand new. Still beats the $180 diagnostic fee the mechanic wanted to charge me just to tell me what"s wrong. The CAT usually last for the entire lifetime of the car so just because you get the P0420 does not automatically mean the CAT is bad. I hope this helps.