Which wire on which side of canister purge valve

Tiny
CARL ALSTON
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  • 2003 FORD MUSTANG
  • 3.8L
  • V6
  • RWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 123,000 MILES
I just recently bought this car and when it had a blow out the tire did not exactly go all out, but only the thread flipped off. It knocked the fender well cowl off and canister purge valve was totally destroyed. Is there any way to know which wire hooks up to which side? I have one red with yellow stripe and one green with black stripe.
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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 AT 3:27 PM

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Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 AT 3:53 PM
Tiny
CARADIODOC
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Easiest way is to head to a nearby salvage yard where you can take your own tools and pick your own parts. If you are anywhere near Ohio, Indianapolis, and down through southern Georgia, do a search for "Pull-A-Part" to see if there is a yard near you. They have some new yards around Texas now, and I think even further west. I have been to sixteen of their yards. They are all very clean and well-organized, and employees and customers have always been very friendly. You pay your buck, then you can spend all day there pulling things apart. There is a yard like that in St. Louis too, but it is a typical messy, disorganized yard.

If you only have two wires that run a solenoid, it should work even if you mix up the wires. The exception would be if there is a spike-suppression diode built in like they do with the coils in relays, but I have never run into that with solenoids. When you have three or more wires, there will be a sensor involved, then the order of the wires is important because each one has its own function.
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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 AT 3:56 PM
Tiny
CARADIODOC
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An even easier way is to look at Wrenchtech's diagram.

Merry Thanksgiving to you all both!
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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 AT 3:58 PM
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WRENCHTECH
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Haha, Thanks Doc. Happy Holidays to you too.
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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 AT 3:59 PM
Tiny
CARL ALSTON
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OMG! Thanks to both and Happy Holidays too. I really needed a quick reply, but I didn't expect even 1 this soon and you guys gave me four good responses and two great answers. Caradiodoc: I'm in Oklahoma and I do have a pull it yourself place near me and I did want to go, but circumstances prevented it from happening. Now thanks to your quick response I should have my car back on the road in time to make it to Grand-ma's for Thanksgiving. THANK YOU!
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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 AT 11:29 PM
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Good to hear, please use 2CarPros anytime we are here to help.

Nice work guys!

Best, Ken
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Saturday, November 26th, 2016 AT 8:43 PM

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