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Where is the purge valve located?
Vapor Canister Purge Valve Location The Canister purge control valve is most often located in the engine bay on a hose going from the intake to the canister. It can also be located near the fuel tank.
What are the symptoms of a purge valve going bad?
On top of a rough idle, a vehicle with a failing EVAP canister purge valve will display signs of poor engine performance. The engine may feel like its running “weak” and won’t generate sufficient power for acceleration. Accelerating will feel like you’re pressing the pedal down and moving slower.
How do I know if my purge valve is stuck open?
The most common problem with the purge valve is when it sticks or does not close fully. This may cause the “Check Engine” light to come on. In some cars, a stuck-open purge valve can cause difficulty starting right after refueling at a gas station: for the first few seconds the engine may run rough and stumble.
What will a bad purge valve do?
Engine Problems. If your canister purge valve is stuck open, however, it creates a vacuum leak that can affect your engine adversely. This will change the car’s air to fuel ratio, and can cause rough idling (car feels rough and bouncy when the engine is running), as well as difficulty starting.
What does a bad purge valve sound like?
The purge valve ticking noise is most likely normal and should not be noticed inside the cab when the windows are up. If it is too loud inside the cab, then have the valve replaced. The purge valve may be leaking vapor by it and into the engine when you are refueling. Replace the purge valve to correct the problem.
Can you drive with a bad purge valve?
It’s certainly possible to drive with a broken purge valve, but we don’t recommend it. The longer you drive with a bad valve, the more risk you run of damaging the vehicle’s EVAP system and other parts. There’s also the possibility of wasting fuel and pumping out more emissions than is necessary.
How much does it cost to replace a purge valve?
To have your canister purge valve replaced, you will pay anywhere between $110 and $170. The parts are the expensive component here, as they will run between $75 and $110. The labor, on the other hand, usually only costs about $50, meaning this is a rather quick and straightforward procedure.
How long does it take to replace purge valve?
The replacement time for the location next to the fuel tank would take about 1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours due to raising up the vehicle and having to remove the spare tire if there is any and to remove the fuel filler neck if its in the way.