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'96 Regal Purge Canister Valve?

I have a 1996 Regal 3.8L. My service engine light came on, so I took the car to Advanced Auto where the did a diagnostic text. Error code p0441. The guy told me to replace the purge canister valve. I can't find this thing to save my life. I've located the solenoid (not the same part), evap switch, and canister, but where in the hell is the purge canister valve? I talked to someone else just earlier today, and he said that it's most likely located on or in close proximity to the fuel tank, but I'd like this confirmed before i go and rip my fuel tank off looking for this. 
Thanks for your time,  Adam

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  • Don Hampton Nov 07, 2012

    Had the same code (PO441) on my 96 Regal 3.8L. I changed the original gas cap and that seemed to fix the problem. The sevice engine light went out after drivin for a couple of trips to the store.

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REMOVE THE PASTIC COVER OF YOUR ENGINE AND IT IS NEAR TO THE FUEL RAIL FOR THE INJECTOR JUST IN FRONT IF YOU WANT TO SEE A PICTURE GO TO AUTOZONE WEBSITE A LOOK FOR IT

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ADAM
THE PURGE SOLANOID IS ON THE ENGINE WITH A RED CONNECTOR ON IT. IT IS LOCATED ON THE REAR OF THE ENGINE ABOVE THE REAR VALVECOVER. YOU ARE ACTUALLY LOOKING FOR THE CANISTER VENT SOLANOID AND IT IS IN THE REAR OF THE CAR AND THEY FAIL OFTEN. GET THE PART FROM G.M. AND THEY CAN TELL YOU EXACTLY WHERE IT IS. THE G.M. PART IS UNDER $30.00.

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  2. Disconnect the vacuum pipe from the EVAP canister purge valve.
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