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Guest Message by DevFuse

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purge control solenoid?????

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#1 offroadsubaruguy


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Posted 18 January 2004 - 12:18 AM

what is it and what does it do???? all i know is that its seriously messin with my car...... it just started today when i fired it up, it never happened before....... about how much to replace??????
thanks for any info guys

#2 rallyruss


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Posted 18 January 2004 - 01:42 AM

what do you mean its messin with the car?

it controls the release of fuel vapors from the charcoal canister into the intake. usually at cruise.

#3 offroadsubaruguy


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Posted 18 January 2004 - 01:44 PM

well, its making it idle funny, and for some reason it wouldnt start the other day, it just clicked and wouldnt start.... it cranked just fine, but it wouldnt start.........while i was trying toi start it it was flashing the code number 35 at me.......maybe its just coincidence, i dunno......

#4 Nuwan


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Posted 18 January 2004 - 01:53 PM

your problem is somewhere else, a faulty purge control solenoid will not hinder your cars driveability... it will only slightly affect your fuel mileage

not sure where you are but this problem may be due to cold weather, check electrical system (ie: battery, alternatorr, starter)

good luck:D

#5 Erik R

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Posted 18 January 2004 - 02:03 PM

I had mine go out on me about 5 years ago.............the CEL never came on, but it was enough to make me fail an emissions test. Upon removing the cover, I saw the code being flashed......
This wouldn't keep your car from starting, mine ran fine when it was bad......it just made my HC readings go way up.....:eek:

Both the purge solenoid and the EGR solenoid are poorly mounted.....too close to all the engine heat, makes them sticky and eventually fail. New ones at the big "D" are about $120......I just got one two months ago (failing to find a good one at the 'yards).

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