EVAP SYSTEM

Tiny
ROB FARGO
  • 2003 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 90,000 MILES

I'm trying to replace the evap purge solenoid on my chrysler sebring lxi 3.0 v6, I think I have located it just before the gas tank but it doesn't resemble the part I bought at NAPA and the haynes manual is no help.

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Thursday, April 14th, 2011 AT 10:39 PM

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Tiny
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Its in the engine compartment I posted a diagram of where it is its D in the diagram. Sounds like you found the evap vent valve.

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Thursday, April 14th, 2011 AT 10:49 PM
Tiny
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Where did you get the picture? Thats what I thought it was originally, but even the dealership told me I was wrong, how do you get that out. Just pops out? Don't wanna break anything.

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Friday, April 15th, 2011 AT 12:49 AM
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I got the picture from alldata its a subscription online repair manual we use on here to answer questions. So did you find it on your car?Does the part you have look like the picture I posted?It doesn't give details about how to change it on what I have. There usually bolted in place. Some have a retaining tab that you move aside and slide it out of place.

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Friday, April 15th, 2011 AT 1:05 AM
Tiny
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On my car the part yer talking about is just "in the block" I guess would be the best way to describe it, the part I got looks like its for an earlier model sedan or for a 2.7. The haynes manual says that on 2001 and newer coupes I have to drop the gas tank.

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Friday, April 15th, 2011 AT 1:59 AM
Tiny
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The code it puts out is for a evap purge and intake fault.

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Friday, April 15th, 2011 AT 2:01 AM
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What is the exact code number you have?

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Friday, April 15th, 2011 AT 2:05 AM
Tiny
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I will check it out in the morning a little further but I do believe that what your telling me I need to replace is a dealer only item and maybe thats why I got what I got from napa maybe thats all they could find to fit the description of the problem.

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Friday, April 15th, 2011 AT 2:05 AM
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Give me the exact code number you have and I will help you out the best I can.

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Friday, April 15th, 2011 AT 2:08 AM
Tiny
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Will do, i'll get it hooked up tomorrow

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Friday, April 15th, 2011 AT 2:36 AM
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Alright keep me posted.

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Friday, April 15th, 2011 AT 4:05 AM
Tiny
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I went out and took a look at it and I see how it comes out, i'm waiting on my code reader forgot my buddie borrowed it and I won't prolly get it back till later this afternoon, i'm gonna call arround and see if I can get the part.

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Friday, April 15th, 2011 AT 12:14 PM
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So the part you got is different then the one you thought you were going to replace?Lets do this since you don't know where the part your going to replace is that means you don't know if its bad. So lets hold off on parts get the code numbers do some checking and go from there. How does that sound?

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Friday, April 15th, 2011 AT 4:21 PM
Tiny
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From what you sent me and what i've had to research and from the service departments i've talked to from numerous chrysler dealerships and mitsubishi dealerships we have located the correct part and it seems to be rather common place for this problem to occur I feel confident in changing out the part. I have not ordered it yet and my friend who borrowed my obd II has become hard to get ahold of, he works some odd hours, but I won't do anything until I can provide you the codes, its better to be safe than sorry, right? But until I can get that obd back the whole projects at a stand still. In the next couple of days I should have it back and I will send you the codes. Thanks.

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Monday, April 18th, 2011 AT 5:03 AM
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Yes it is better to be safe then sorry especially with code's. So is the part I posted a diagram for the part there saying fails commonly?

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Monday, April 18th, 2011 AT 5:09 PM
Tiny
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Yeah it seems to rather common I mean I started having this code and check engine light come on about 6 months after I bought the car and I bought it when it was 2 years old my mechanic I believe just got arround it by clearing the code as he drove the car on inspections, i'm just tired of seeing the light on so I want to fix it and I like to tinker with cars so here I am, theres no recall on the car, i've checked. I should have the codes for ya tomorrow.

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Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 AT 7:35 AM
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Alright let me know what codes you have.

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Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 AT 6:31 PM
Tiny
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P0455 no flow

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Thursday, April 21st, 2011 AT 6:11 PM
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So when you got the code cleared did it come back right away?If the canister purge solenoid is bad causing that code then it would be stuck closed. Make sure you have a good vacuum coming from the engine to the solenoid with the car idling.

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Thursday, April 21st, 2011 AT 6:45 PM
Tiny
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I replaced the solenoid and took it for a spin and the code has not come back drove about 15 miles, usually after I disconnect the battery and resey the computer the code comes back immediately, so far so good.

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Thursday, April 21st, 2011 AT 7:57 PM
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Glad to hear it please let me know how you make out.

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Thursday, April 21st, 2011 AT 8:10 PM

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