The purge solenoid valve is in-line with the carbon canister and controls the flow of fuel vapors out of the canister. It is normally closed. When the engine is shut off, the vapors from the fuel tank flow into the canister. After the engine is started, the solenoid is engaged and opens, purging the vapors into the engine. With the valve open, vapors from the fuel tank are routed directly into the engine.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- Disconnect the vapor hoses from the purge solenoid valve.
- Unplug the electrical connector from the purge solenoid valve.
- Remove the purge solenoid valve from the vehicle.
- Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.