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Where is Canistor Purge Solenoid Valve?
Posted 28 September 2002 - 08:08 AM
Engine Light Code = 35 (Solenoid Valve Inoperative)
My Haynes manual talks about it, but doesn't show me where it's located. I found a couple things in my engine compartment that "might" be it, but I don't want to guess.
Also, any idea how much this part will cost me from the dealer? I know, I could call the dealer and ask - but I'm here at the moment.
P.S. - I'm currently working in Southern California. They hardly know what a Subaru is here!
Posted 28 September 2002 - 08:36 AM
I think the part is like 100 bucks.....I may be wrong....but you could try taking it out.....cleaning it, and such.
It's just emissions BS.....doesn't necessarily affect the car too much.
Posted 28 September 2002 - 09:32 AM
P.S. - Good to talk to you again. I've been off the board for a while. The last time I posted I was working in West Virginia.
Posted 28 September 2002 - 05:23 PM
Yeah....been a while. How's the job in cali? Your family still in seattle area?
Things at my job aren't too hot....possible relocation to tulsa.....which ain't happen for me.....got another one I'm sniffin at.....we'll see....
Posted 29 September 2002 - 05:30 PM
Posted 30 September 2002 - 12:54 PM
Posted 23 October 2002 - 07:05 PM
I actually worked on it before coming back to this website and seeing your link. Here's an update:
I took the part off before buying a replacement to see if I could clean or repair it. Turns out that it can't be disassembled, so I figured I'd have to replace it.
But then I decided to experiement with it since it was probably already ruined. I squirted penetrating oil into the vacuum inlet and outlet ports and let it sit overnight. Then I put it back on the car.
It worked! I guess the penetrating oil loosened up the actuator inside the solenoid. Not only did my check engine light quit coming on, my gas milage went back up to what it used to be (a very noticeable 5mpg difference). Sweet!!
Thanks for all the advice!
Posted 24 October 2002 - 10:35 AM
It gets my vote
Posted 24 October 2002 - 11:51 AM
I'll throw in archives when traffic dies down on it.
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