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Service enegine soon light comes on

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  • jra7 Aug 01, 2008

    At 145,000 miles, the "Service Engine Soon" light pops on in my '97 Olds Silhouette. I have a neighbor who's a mechanic so he hooked his machine under the dash and tells me I need a new Vapor Canister Purge Solenoid. "Easy fix, 1 bolt and two hoses", he says. Anybody know where on the engine I can find this gadget?

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This is on because you have a potential problem or if you want to be 100% sure you don't and this is a programmed light then do this.....Remove your battery cables for 1 minute ,put them back on and start the engine........Light is gone now? If you said Yes,than your problem is gone too.
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    Archie Ferrarini Aug 05, 2008

    Did you try the`solution I gave you????

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