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Bad Evap Vent Solenoid

I have been told my evap vent solenoid is bad and needs to be replaced. I have a 2006 Pontiac G6 GT.

How is that part accessed? Is it necessary to pull the wheels?

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On the passenger side of the car there it a canister next to the gas tank (right infront of the rear wheel) it's right there. You don't need to pull the wheels to access it.

Posted on Jun 14, 2010

  • joe v Jul 27, 2013

    is it in a box or out in the open

  • joe v Jul 27, 2013

    i do not see the solenoid is it inside the grey/black box?

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Should be under the car near the tank

Posted on May 14, 2009

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    is it in a box or out in the open

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Locate and inspect the EVAP vent solenoid harness (3) routing. The harness may be routed below the ABS wiring harness (4) at the right rear corner of the fuel tank, causing stress on the EVAP solenoid harness (3).



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4.Disconnect the EVAP vent solenoid harness (3) from the EVAP vent solenoid (2) and connector C313 (1). Discard the EVAP vent solenoid harness (3).


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