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Old 02-14-2006, 12:16 PM   #11
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Bill..the soleniod is more like a gently remove from the clips. I've got a couple spares for 95 laying around..not sure if they are the same.

Is the car ever overfilled with fuel? It could have run down into the canister.
Thanks, Bill, but how exactly do you remove the solenoid? Are there o-rings around where it mates with the canister? And if WillWren or someone else can find out if your spare purge solenoids are the same as mine, would you be interested in parting with them?
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Parting with them...heck..if I was home..i'd be packing them up already. There are seals and it'* no biggie..just insert a couple screw drivers to get the clips to release and out it comes.
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gmpartsdirect says that the '92-93 Purge Valve Solenoid P/N is 25530972

'96-97 P/N is 1997210

They are the only two listed there. No listing specifically for '95. BillBoost, maybe you can check the P/N on the ones you have at home, later.
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gmpartsdirect says that the '92-93 Purge Valve Solenoid P/N is 25530972

'96-97 P/N is 1997210

They are the only two listed there. No listing specifically for '95. BillBoost, maybe you can check the P/N on the ones you have at home, later.
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Actually, the more I look at those P/Ns, the more it'* bugging me that the '96-97 one is only 7 digits. I double checked and gmpd is listing a few that only have 7 digits, but I know that GM almost always used 8 digits in their part nos. I'll have to look that one up at home tonight.
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I remember when I looked for the 95...I think it was the same for a few models....I forget if the N/A was the same as SC models though.
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gmpd only lists a different P/N for '98-99 SC models. All others show same part w/no differentiation for SC or NA. I'm not sure if that'* 100% reliable info though, I only trust gmpd info a little...
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I have the same problem... And someone told me that if u wanted to check on the EVAP to stick to cables straight from battery and stick in femalet connector. If u here/feel a click it'* good.

There are two other sensors: one on top of Canister and top of Gas Tank... which are'nt usually the ones.

Let me know please if you succeded with this issue.
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my 92 threw a code when the evap purge solinoid failed.....
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The best test is that the car needs to be up to temperature and running for about 2-5 minutes. Then put your hand on the soleniod for about 2 minutes. You'll feel it working/vibrating if it is good.

Also..Like Devon mentioned..usually they'll toss a code.
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The best test is that the car needs to be up to temperature and running for about 2-5 minutes. Then put your hand on the soleniod for about 2 minutes. You'll feel it working/vibrating if it is good.

Also..Like Devon mentioned..usually they'll toss a code.
I've heard the purge solenoid rattling on my '92 */c while I was working on other things under the hood, and I thought that was odd at the time, but I've not yet listened while the '93 is idling (this is the one with the fuel smell). I'll do that when I look at it this weekend.

I've read that the OBDII systems are capable of detecting fuel vapor problems like that, but I don't think the OBDI systems on my bonnies are capable of detecting a problem except possibly the case where a quad driver error occurs if the solenoid coil is shorted or open.
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