Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Evaporation Vent Solenoid

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Cost of Replacing a Bad or Failing Evaporation Vent Solenoid

Common signs include the Check Engine Light coming on, pressure in the gas tank, and failing an emissions test. Our certified technicians can come to you and diagnose the problem. You will receive a $30 credit towards any follow-up repairs that result from the diagnostic. Following are example prices for Evaporation Vent Solenoid Replacement. Click on the button below to get an upfront quote for your car.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Saturn Sky $126 $55.88 $70.00 22% $163.38
2007 Subaru Forester $174 $103.98 $70.00 17% $211.48
2008 Chrysler Crossfire $146 $76.48 $70.00 20% $183.98
2007 Audi Q7 $111 $41.25 $70.00 25% $148.75
2014 Mini Cooper $149 $79.04 $70.00 20% $186.54
2008 Ford Mustang $197 $127.38 $70.00 15% $234.88
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How to Diagnose a Bad or Failing Evaporation Vent Solenoid?

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Evaporation Vent Solenoid

The evaporation vent solenoid is an emissions system component that is commonly found on many road going vehicles. It is a part of the vehicle’s evaporative emissions system, which is designed to capture and recirculate evaporative emission from the fuel back into the engine bay. It is the job of the EVAP vent solenoid to allow air into the charcoal canister so that the EVAP system can pressurize and function properly. When the solenoid is opened, air is allowed into the EVAP system to relieve any pressure that may be present as a result of purging the EVAP system.

When the EVAP vent solenoid fails, it can prevent fresh air from entering the EVAP system, which can negatively affect the system operation. Usually a bad or failing EVAP vent solenoid will produce a few symptoms that can alert the driver of a potential issue that should be serviced.

1. Check Engine Light is on

One of the first symptoms of a problem with the EVAP vent solenoid is an illuminated Check Engine Light. If the computer detects an issue with the EVAP vent solenoid signal, position, or circuit, it may set off the Check Engine Light to alert the driver of a potential issue.

2. Pressure in the gas tank

Pressure in the fuel tank is another symptom of a problem with the EVAP vent solenoid. If the EVAP vent solenoid fails, it may not be able to properly vent and release the pressure from the vehicle’s fuel tank properly. This may result in excessive pressure building up, and then escaping when the fuel tank is opened.

3. Failed emissions test

A failed emissions test is another symptom of a possible problem with the EVAP vent solenoid. If the EVAP vent solenoid breaks or develops any vacuum leaks, it can hinder the operation of the entire system. This may result in a failed emissions test, which will have to be addressed before the car can be legally driven on the road.

The EVAP vent solenoid is an important component and any issues with it can cause problems with the vehicle’s emissions. If you suspect that your EVAP vent solenoid may be having an issue, have the vehicle inspected by a professional technician, such as one from YourMechanic. They will be able to diagnose any issues with your car and replace the evaporation vent solenoid if necessary.

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Mark

22 years of experience
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22 years of experience
Mark was great. Showed up on time, gave me great information and made sure I knew what I should do next to solve my vehicle’s issues. He was sent the wrong part for my car, but ran to purchase the correct one.
2007 CHEVROLET UPLANDER - EVAPORATION VENT SOLENOID REPLACEMENT - PEORIA, ARIZONA

Matthew

10 years of experience
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10 years of experience
Matt is friendly, professional and experienced. I like how effective his communication is verbally and over texts. Samir
1997 LEXUS ES300 - EVAPORATION VENT SOLENOID - MARIETTA, GEORGIA

John

24 years of experience
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John
24 years of experience
Mr. Conner was personable, professional, and hard working. He spent the time to show me what the issue was and made sure that, once the repair was complete, no further codes appeared on the computer. Mr. Conner went the extra mile in service, ensuring that I got the best service for my dollars. I am very pleased, I have his card, and will use it when I am ready to have my AC checked in the spring.
2010 GMC SIERRA 1500 - EVAPORATION VENT SOLENOID - HITCHCOCK, TEXAS

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He is very professional, very friendly. He knows his job. I'm very proud of him. I will close my eyes and recommended him to any one who is looking for a good mechanic. Thank you very much. High five. See you again.
2008 HUMMER H2 - EVAPORATION VENT SOLENOID - PORT CHARLOTTE, FLORIDA

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