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Old 04-29-2007, 07:02 PM   #1
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Could anybody tell me how to change a charcoal canister filter on a 1995 SSEI?

The reason I ask is because I'm getting a ticking sound at the top on the canister while the engine is running. It ticks about 10 times per second. This is a picture of the canister that I'm referring to. Is that ticking sound normal?




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Clicking sound means it'* working properly.You don't have to change anything.
It'* a purge valve solenoid that makes clicking sound.
You will have to look at it when it stop clicking(means not working).


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As stated, the ticking is normal. It'* usually more/only audible in cold weather. But you may want to replace your vacuum line on it. It looks a little dry-rotted.
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There'* no filter to change. Ticking is normal and all is well. When you are here..I think we are going to flush your blinker fluid and change your muffler bearings though.
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But you may want to replace your vacuum line on it.

It looks a little dry-rotted. Wink
Very Good observation. That est. one inch attaching vacuum line does look near the end of it'* life.
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I have replaced the vaccuum line since it crumbled as I grabbed it. Good catch bonnie94ssei.
Funny Bill, I changed the muffler bearing before I certified it. They charged me $125.47. And as for my blinker fluid, the previous owner said they changed it before I took posession of the car. Bill, you and I are going to have a talk when I get to NEBF, and there won't be any witnesses.


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have replaced the vacuum line since it crumbled as I grabbed it. Good catch Luke bonnie94ssei.
Definitely not my 'catch'; it was Bonnie 94 SSEI
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How loud is the ticking noise? Is it a very soft sound, that is hard to hear? Or is it something that would be recognizeable with the engine running? I'm not hearing anything from mine and other informations indicates I may need to replace the solenoid. Thanks.
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It was loud enough that I could hear it with the engine running. when I put my hand on the canister, I felt the ticking on the top.
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There are certain parameters that need to be met...aka the car must be a full operating temp for x amount of time..
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