Cannot locate Purge Solenoid

Tiny
LAIN ETHAN MACAULEY
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  • 2003 DODGE STRATUS
  • 2.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 170,000 MILES
I have purchased a replacement purge solenoid canister and cannot locate it to replace it.
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Sunday, September 11th, 2016 AT 8:49 PM

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Tiny
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It is in the engine compartment.

http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa448/Wrenchtech/103067560.gif

http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa448/Wrenchtech/103067558.gif
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Monday, September 12th, 2016 AT 4:42 AM
Tiny
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I have looked in that location but do not see it. I can take a picture if that might help. Or I could post my VIN number. Maybe I do not have the correct trim?
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Monday, September 12th, 2016 AT 2:28 PM
Tiny
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I do not know if you are looking for the wrong part or not, but that is the Purge valve for that vehicle with that engine.
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Monday, September 12th, 2016 AT 2:50 PM
Tiny
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It's definitely the purge valve but I do not see it in that location. I've already purchased the new one so I know what it looks like and I don't see it. I'm new to this whole car thing so maybe I could post some pictures of my engine so you could see what I'm talking about?
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Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 AT 6:24 PM
Tiny
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Please take a picture of what you are looking at, that will help us help you.
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Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 AT 9:15 PM
Tiny
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Ok so I took pictures of what I think is the area in the diagram, the only part I've found that even looks close to the purge canister, and the new part I purchased in that order.
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Friday, September 23rd, 2016 AT 11:14 PM
Tiny
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That is not a purge valve you are holding. That is a vent valve.
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Saturday, September 24th, 2016 AT 4:01 AM
Tiny
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This is what I ordered.

http://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=6689464&cc=1431885&jnid=390&jpid=0

It looks exactly the same as the part in the diagram.
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Monday, September 26th, 2016 AT 3:00 AM
Tiny
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My mistake. That does look exactly like the diagram I gave you for the purge valve.
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Monday, September 26th, 2016 AT 4:40 AM
Tiny
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Now I just need to find it. Is it possible that this car doesn't have one with the 2.4l sohc engine?
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Monday, September 26th, 2016 AT 11:24 AM
Tiny
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If it's a US emissions car, it has one.
You should be able to follow the vapor line from the tank all the way up to the Purge valve.
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Monday, September 26th, 2016 AT 11:33 AM

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