About a month ago my car began showing an engine code, which appeared after I ran out of gas (that is its own story). Using DashCommand on my iPhone, and connecting to my car, I was able pull the following code:

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Unfortunately I was unable to permanently clear the code. Every time I cleared it the code then reappeared a second later. So it wasn’t simply a left-over from running out of fuel, though I suppose that perhaps the event itself contributed to the equipment failure.

After doing some “research” via Google I determined that it was a relatively simple part to replace.

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Via Amazon (as usual) I was able to order a ACDelco 214-3218 GM Original Equipment Vapor Canister Vent Solenoid for about $26. The part isn’t exactly the same as the OEM part so it also requires a specific wiring harness that cost around $17 (ignore any warnings from Amazon if you’re filtering your view based on this vehicle make/model).

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Installation is relatively simple. The part is located in the gap behind the left, rear wheel. You should only need to jack the car up but not actually remove the tire (for safety I always recommend using a jack stand in addition to the jack itself). The part itself only has one bolt, the electrical connector, and a tube that slides off of a hose.

Once I replaced the part I was then able to clear the code, which has not reappeared since.

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  1. […] Despite having a built-in 30-pin connector it still works perfectly with newer iPhones via a 30-pin to Lightning adapter. In fact, I recently used it to clear out an engine code in my vehicle. […]

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  2. we had no power to the vent solenoid and after a day of tracing wires, we found a 10 amp fuse in the right side fuse box blown, the center top fuse.

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  3. Jus replaced purge canister on 08 impala after P0446 code popped up chk eng still on with same code is there a fuse for canister valve

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  4. If i recall correctly it is under the hood on the passenger side on my 2007. You can see the fuse box looking under the hood from the front of the car. The owners manual shows labeling for the fuses. There is another fuse box on the passenger side in front of the door.

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  5. I replaced purge valve cleared code comes ba k on only when I use my remote start

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