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Old 01-10-2010, 04:11 PM   #1
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For the last two years, whenever it gets cold my car makes a clicking noise. It seems to be coming from the charcoal canister or somewhere near it.
Is this normal?
Is there anything I can do to fix it?
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my friend have a 95 se and his does the same thing its the vent valve on the canister.
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Is there anything to do to prevent it?
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It'* normal.
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It'* normal.
And annoying haha.
So no fix?
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Um, not that I am aware of. Mine clicks to when it'* cold. Can you hear it from within the car?
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Um, not that I am aware of. Mine clicks to when it'* cold. Can you hear it from within the car?
No but those kinds of things just really bug me. I guess i feel better since its normal.
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It should also be purging when it'* summer as well. It might be louder because of how cold it is. Do you hear it when the car is first started for the day and ice cold?

IIRC it doesn't run for a few minutes until the car is at 100F or operating temp, but there are certain criteria that need to be met in order for it to cycle.
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It should also be purging when it'* summer as well. It might be louder because of how cold it is. Do you hear it when the car is first started for the day and ice cold?

IIRC it doesn't run for a few minutes until the car is at 100F or operating temp, but there are certain criteria that need to be met in order for it to cycle.
No it'* after it warms up. I've never noticed it during the summer.
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