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Location of the evaporative cannister solenoid? 2003 saturn vue

What is the location of the evaporative cannister solenoid on a 2003 saturn vue. How do I purge the evaporative cannister?

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    Marvin May 11, 2010

    OMG you don' have a clue what this system does do u? U can't purge it, the computer does that and then runs a test, if it fails certain criteria then the check engine light comes on, what is the code u have?



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Depends if the engine is 3.0 or a 2.2?
3.0 purge is on the top, back side of the intake. Black, cylinder. Looks the same on a 2.2, but is located next to the air filter.

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    How do i fix code p1143 on 97 mustang

    We are assumin gthat you are talking about DTC P1443 - Evaporative Emission Control System - Vacuum System - Purge Control Solenoid or Purge Control Valve fault.

    Best guess without pinpoint testing would be the purge flow sensor. This is the most common failure for this code but can be caused by anything that would limit flow across the sensor when flow is commanded by the PCM restricted cannister,stuck or plugged cannister vent solenoid,etc....

    On the base model it is located in the purge line between the carbon cannister and the purge solenoid. See pic below for base model diagram(click HERE for zoom)...


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    Code says evaporator purge solenoid

    Which code specifically? Do not assume you need a new solenoid. Our recommendation will depend on the specific code and some troubleshooting results. I usually recommend checking over all the EVAP vacuum lines and the gas cap too whenever there is a purge valve code. Check the vacuum lines at the cannister in the left rear bumper. I will paste info on the purge solenoid below.

    P0440 Evaporative emission (EVAP) system - malfunction

    Possible causes: Hose connection(s), intake leak, EVAP canister purge valve

    P0441 Evaporative emission (EVAP) system - incorrect flow detected

    Possible causes: Hose connection(s), intake leak, EVAP canister purge valve

    P0442 Evaporative emission (EVAP) system - small leak detected

    Possible causes: Hose connection(s), intake leak, EVAP canister, EVAP canister purge valve

    P0443 Evaporative emission (EVAP) canister purge valve - circuit malfunction

    Possible causes: Wiring, EVAP canister purge valve, ECM

    P0444 Evaporative emission (EVAP) canister purge valve -open circuit

    Possible causes: Wiring open circuit, EVAP canister purge valve, ECM

    P0445 Evaporative emission (EVAP) canister purge valve -short circuit

    Possible causes: Wiring short circuit, EVAP canister purge valve, ECM

    P0450 Evaporative emission (EVAP) pressure sensor - circuit malfunction

    Possible causes: Wiring, EVAP pressure sensor, ECM

    P0455 Evaporative emission (EVAP) system - large leak detected

    Possible causes: Hose connection(s), intake leak, EVAP canister, EVAP canister purge valve

    P0456 Evaporative emission system - very small leak detected

    Possible causes: Mechanical fault, hose connection(s), EVAP pressure "sensor

    P0457 Evaporative emission system - leak detected (fuel cap loose/off)

    Possible causes: Mechanical fault, hose connection(s), EVAP pressure sensor

    P0458 Evaporative emission system, purge control valve -circuit low

    Possible causes: Wiring short to earth, EVAP valve

    P0459 Evaporative emission system, purge control valve -circuit high
    Possible causes: Wiring short to positive, EVAP valve

    Evaporative Emission Purge Solenoid

    Description & Operation
    The duty cycle EVAP canister purge solenoid (DCP) regulates the rate of vapor flow from the EVAP canister to the intake manifold. The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) operates the solenoid.
    During the cold start warm-up period and the hot start time delay, the PCM does not energize the solenoid. When de-energized, no vapors are purged. The PCM de-energizes the solenoid during open loop operation.
    The engine enters closed loop operation after it reaches a specified temperature and the time delay ends. During closed loop operation, the PCM cycles (energizes and de-energizes) the solenoid 5 or 10 times per second, depending upon operating conditions. The PCM varies the vapor flow rate by changing solenoid pulse width. Pulse width is the amount of time that the solenoid is energized. The PCM adjusts solenoid pulse width based on engine operating condition.
    Removal & Installation
    The duty cycle evaporative (EVAP) canister purge solenoid is located in the engine compartment near the brake master cylinder.

    1. Disconnect electrical connector at solenoid.
    2. Disconnect vacuum lines at solenoid.
    3. Lift solenoid slot from mounting bracket for Removal & Installation.

    To Install:
    1. Position solenoid slot to mounting bracket.
    2. Connect vacuum lines to solenoid. Be sure vacuum lines are firmly connected and not leaking or damaged. If leaking, a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) may be set with certain emission packages.
    3. Connect electrical connector to solenoid.
    Purge solenoid location:

    EVAP cannister location:

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    What does po440 on a 2003 saturn vue mean with a service engine soon light on

    That is a problem in the evaporative emission control system.
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    The best thing is to take it and have it checked out, they might have to do a smoke test to find the problem.
    All they do is inject smoke into the system, if there is a leak the smoke will come out of it. All it takes is a pin hole in these emission systems to screw it all up.

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