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I just bought a used 2008 buick lucerne. The purge solenoid was replaced. the gas mileage is still bad and there's a smell somewhat like sewer.

The code on the invoice is PO455

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Check the vent hose at the vapor canister. I do not know the location on your car. If the hose comes off, you will get gas odors

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SOURCE: Troubleshooting code: P0442

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SOURCE: locate canister purge solenoid for 2000 Buick

The evaporative canister purge valve is found between the upper intake manifold and the rear valve cover.

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Sounds like you have a blown headgasket,check the coolant in the radiator and if you find oil in it you do need a headgasket.

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The battery in my 2007 Lucerne is under the rear seat. Just pull up hard on the fornt of the rear seat bottom.

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SOURCE: engine light on, all levels

Try disconnecting your battery for 15 minutes...then re-connect. This will reset all of the solenoids to factory specs...and will clear the engine light. If the engine light comes back on then you should try to get diagnosed at a free diagnosis service shop...you may need to call a few. Hope this helps.

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A code P0441 could mean one or more of the following has happened:
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