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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
2010 Chevrolet Malibu $115 $35.50 $79.99 19% $143.00
2013 Dodge Dart $145 $65.06 $79.99 15% $172.56
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD $151 $70.93 $79.99 15% $178.43
2007 Acura RDX $219 $139.18 $79.99 11% $246.68
2013 Lexus LS460 $180 $99.94 $79.99 13% $207.44
2006 Chevrolet Corvette $151 $70.93 $79.99 15% $178.43

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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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Mazyar

8 years of experience
336 reviews
Mazyar
8 years of experience
Lexus IS300 - Evaporation Vent Solenoid - Decatur, Georgia
He was very thorough and knowledgeable and told me I need to get some next. Thanks Mark. You were great!
Kia Forte5 - Evaporation Vent Solenoid - Atlanta, Georgia
I am so Pleased !!! Mazyar sent me a text message the day before, which I appreciate. He let me know that he will be ready to service my car in the morning. He arrived exactly on time, which was wonderful !!! I really like prompt people, cause I am prompt also. He repaired my car very quickly, and let me know other issues that need to be addressed. I have a Jeep and a Kia , and I will definitely call on Mazyar for service on both cars. He's a Great Mechanic !!!!!

Brian

23 years of experience
483 reviews
Brian
23 years of experience
Chrysler PT Cruiser - Evaporation Vent Solenoid - Jacksonville, Florida
Amazing mechanic and truly decent human being. I was having a pet emergency and he worked around my timing needs.

Andrew

15 years of experience
378 reviews
Andrew
15 years of experience
Chevrolet Malibu - Evaporation Vent Solenoid - Vancouver, Washington
Prompt and courteous. The check engine light was on, due to a Vapor Canister Purge Solenoid. I trust Your Mechanic (and my mechanic, Andrew) to find and repair my cars in a timely and cost conscious manner, every time. My time being worth a lot, to me, Your Mechanic provides a great way to not "spend all my time going to and from".

Chuy

14 years of experience
277 reviews
Chuy
14 years of experience
Jeep Wrangler - Evaporation Vent Solenoid - Chicago, Illinois
Extremely friendly and helpful. Also was willing to get the repairs done sooner than booked! Really enjoyed the professionalism and ease of the job. Would recommend and use him again for service.

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