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Check engine soon light. diagnosed as troble shooting codepo44

Probable causes defective or loose fuel cap,evap canister or hose cracked-not connected,purge or vent selenoid defective,vacum leak at engine.Every thing appears to be ok. check all hoses and connection,replaced fuel cap,What is the next thing that would you sugest checking? I wonder about the purge or vent solenoid. Is the purge or vent selenoid the same or two differnt components?

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    i have a 2000 pontiac gramd am. I was wondering if the EVAP canister is located beside my mastercylinder? I had it checked at auto zone, and the codes came up : defective or loose fuel cap

    : EVAP canister or hose cracked- not conect.

    : Purge or vent solenoid defective

    : Vacuum leak at engine

    so what does this mean? do i need to change the EVAP canister? or solenoid?... can someone help me please



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Change the evap vent solenoid canister located near the master cylinder on the right side of the engine or your hoses may be cracked. Good luck!

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