Mechanics

MISSING PART AND LEAKING FUEL

1999 Saturn SL2 • 180 miles

I have a 1999 Saturn s-series sedan with 1.9L DOHC. There is a part missing and I can't find the name of it for the life of me. It's part of the fuel rail and liquid fuel does pass through it. It's not part of the throttle body tho. The car will run and drive, but it will dump a lot of fuel out of the port where the moving part is. Please, help.
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Sluvzsuperman
June 23, 2012.




I've had it since January.

Tiny
Sluvzsuperman
Jun 24, 2012.
The thing that I'm holding in my hand has one hose and the clip on the side is an electric clip. It looks like it attached to something else. The part that I'm pointing in the second picture is a hole that has something that just plugs in. Could that be the vacuum that connects to the engine?

Tiny
Sluvzsuperman
Jun 24, 2012.
What you hold in your hand slides into a bracket then mounts to the engine blot with a 10mm bolt. It should have two hoses going to it a vaccuum line from the throttle body and hose from the charcoal canister. Its called the canister purge solenoid. So whats leaking fuel?The thing your holding in your hand?

Saturntech9
Jun 24, 2012.
I don't know. I've checked all the fuel lines and gas tank. I faintly smell gas. My husband was the one who said fuel was leaking. I'm not sure what he was talking about when he posted that.

Tiny
Sluvzsuperman
Jun 24, 2012.
Lets get with ypur husband about what he saw so we can figure this out. Also you can get some gasoline leak dye added it to the gas tank. Then get a dye light to trace the leak back to its source.

Saturntech9
Jun 24, 2012.
My husband is out of town for the next two weeks. He said that hole is where the gas can out.
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Tiny
Sluvzsuperman
Jun 24, 2012.
The hole in the canister purge sokenoid that soneone is holding in the pic?Or where someone is pointing where they saying something looks like its missing?

Saturntech9
Jun 24, 2012.
The second one.

Tiny
Sluvzsuperman
Jun 24, 2012.
I think it might be the fuel return line. I'm gonna go to the gm dealership tomorrow. Maybe they can help me figure this out.

Tiny
Sluvzsuperman
Jun 24, 2012.
Your talking to the right person iam factory trained saturn tech I have worked for saturn for over 16yrs. There is only one fuel line that goes to the fuel rail. In the second pic whats in your hand is the canister purge solenoid. If there is fuel leaking from it or going to it that is not supposed to be happening. That is just used to turn vaccuum flow on and off to your charcoal canister. Completly sure about this in fact. So is there fuel leaking from what you now know is called the canister purge solenoid?

Saturntech9
Jun 24, 2012.

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