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How much does Canister Purge Solenoid Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Mitsubishi Outlander $176 $95.98 $79.99 13% $203.48
2015 Chevrolet Traverse $286 $205.69 $79.99 8% $313.19
2012 GMC Yukon $151 $70.93 $79.99 15% $178.43
2005 Infiniti G35 $183 $102.88 $79.99 13% $210.38
2012 BMW 135i $237 $156.89 $79.99 10% $264.39
2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG $229 $148.78 $79.99 10% $256.28

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Canister Purge Solenoid Replacement Service

What is the Canister Purge Solenoid all about?

A part of the Evaporative Emission Control (EVAP) system on modern vehicles, the canister purge solenoid, more commonly known as the purge valve, helps facilitate the flow of fuel vapor from the charcoal canister to the engine for burning during the combustion process.

Controlled by the vehicle's computer, the purge valve remains closed when the vehicle is off and opens when the engine runs according to the amount of fuel vapor detected by various sensors. Sometimes, though, problems develop when the purge valve fails to open or close properly. This can cause problems with starting the engine, having a rough running engine, as well as causing the Check Engine light to come on.

You can find the canister purge solenoid near the throttle body by the engine. In older model vehicles, you can find the purge valve on top of the charcoal canister.

Keep in mind:

  • A loose gas cap can cause similar problems to a faulty purge valve. Have one of our expert mechanics check the gas cap to make sure it is working properly when diagnosing the problem. The mechanic can suggest an easy replacement if the gas cap is faulty and not just loose.
  • Faulty vacuum hoses can also cause problems that mimic a stuck purge valve. Have the mechanic check your vacuum hoses to make sure they are not the cause. If they are, consider having them replaced.

How it's done:

  • The canister purge solenoid is located in the engine compartment. The electrical connector, vacuum and fuel vapor lines are disconnected.

  • The defective canister purge solenoid is detached and removed.

  • The new canister purge solenoid is installed and connected.

  • The engine is started and checked for any vacuum and fuel vapor leaks.

  • The engine is run, cleared of codes, and road tested to ensure proper purge control valve operation.

Our recommendation:

The best thing to do when you notice a problem with the vehicle idling roughly or the Check Engine light coming on is to have one of our expert mechanics run a diagnostic. After determining the cause of the problem, the mechanic will then recommend some repair options. The mechanic can also test the canister purge valve by applying voltage, which causes it to open if the part is working properly.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Canister Purge Solenoid?

  • Check Engine light is on
  • Engine refuses to turn over right after fueling the vehicle
  • Engine idles roughly

How important is this service?

Usually a faulty canister purge solenoid won't cause any major problems to your vehicle other than a roughly idling car. In some cases, the engine will not start right after refueling. If an emissions test is performed on your vehicle, it will not pass.

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Jacob

10 years of experience
272 reviews
Jacob
10 years of experience
Toyota 4Runner - Evaporation Vent Solenoid - Rockwall, Texas
Jacob is very knowledgeable and explained the entire process to me. He diagnosed the problem and fixed my "Check Engine" light. I will be recommending Your Mechanic, and Jacob, to all my friends that needs auto repair.
Chevrolet Malibu - Evaporation Vent Solenoid - Irving, Texas
Did a good job and was pretty quick. Got a oil change and evap solenoid replaced. Nice guy and very professional.

Scott

34 years of experience
593 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
Smart Fortwo - Evaporation Vent Solenoid - Scottsdale, Arizona
Scott was great, came out and got the replacement part done in the quoted time. Can't beat that plus the price point is better then taking the car to a shop.

Grant

10 years of experience
19 reviews
Grant
10 years of experience
Chevrolet Prizm - Evaporation Vent Solenoid Replacement - Lancaster, California
Grant is an excellent mechanic who knows what he is doing. I was very happy with his servicing my 98 Chevy Prizm Lsi .

Jason

21 years of experience
177 reviews
Jason
21 years of experience
Toyota 4Runner - Evaporation Vent Solenoid Replacement - Madison, Tennessee
Very professional and courteous. Early to the appointment, and thorough with the explanation of the work completed. It was a Great experience as a first time user of this service.

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