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Pulled this code yesterday. Havent gotten underneath the check the wiring yet, but can anyone help me out finding a replacement evap canister "purge valve solenoid"? Just wondering if I can get it somewhere else besides the dealer
 

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yup, gas tank evap vent valve, extremely common, already had 2 come in this morning
 

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Its an 06 w/ 5.3. Do you think I will be able to get this covered? its only got 41k on it.

I looked up the solenoid and GM parts direct has it for like 70+ dollars (ouch). I really hope the dealership will pick this one up.

Well, just talked to the stealership and they wouldnt cover it (go figure). Did I read that Chevy had a TSB out about this?
 

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If they do, it would be a courtesy, and those are becoming more rare by the day. Might have to bite that yourself.

By the way, guys, do not continue to pump gas after it clicks off. It wastes the gas, and that extra $1.25 your try to push into a small space will cost you $70 down the line as you have to replace parts.
 

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Gosh damn, I am the worlds worst for squeezing in that extra gas. I have the same code too. So is it the canister or the solenoid??

I have a 06 5.3 silvy
 

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While it happens to a lot of trucks, it seems like '06's seem to always happen. When it clicks, stop. No point in continuing to try to push more in.
 

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well, I actually rarely ever fill my truck and my solenoid went. Still haven't bought a replacement yet, shouldn't cause any major issues should it?
 

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Wouldn't this be covered under the extended emissions warranty coverage?
Nope. Very few things are that would go wrong are covered under that warranty, except for cats. and most guys on here wouldnt do an OEM swap if they went bad anyway.
 

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Does any one know were to put the vent box for the new valve solenoid. The dealership said to drop the transmission down and connect to the transmission vent hose. Any help would be much appreciated.
 

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Does any one know were to put the vent box for the new valve solenoid. The dealership said to drop the transmission down and connect to the transmission vent hose. Any help would be much appreciated.
Really? drop the tranny? my manual says its like one bolt for the solenoid. Are we talking about the same thing?

How bad will it be driving with a malfunctioning evap purge solenoid?
 

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Driving with the check engine light is not bad but I have to go through emissions tomorrow and I cant have the check engine light on.. Its the replacement solenoid that you have to relocate the filter so it stays dry. Iam thinking to put it under the hood but dont know if that will cause any other problem.
 

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02-06-04-037E: DTC P0446 (Restricted/Blocked EVAP Vent Path) Set, Check Engine Light (Replace Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Vent Valve Solenoid Assembly and Add/Relocate Filter Box Using Service Kit) - (Apr 9, 2009)


Subject: DTC P0446 (Restricted/Blocked EVAP Vent Path) Set, Check Engine Light On (Replace Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Vent Valve Solenoid Assembly and Add/Relocate Filter Box Using Service Kit)


Models: 1999-2007 Chevrolet Silverado (Classic) Models

1999-2007 GMC Sierra (Classic) Models

2007-2009 Chevrolet Silverado Models (Excluding Hybrid)

2007-2009 GMC Sierra Models (Excluding Hybrid)




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This bulletin is being revised to add 2009 to the models. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 02-06-04-037D (Section 06 -- Engine/Propulsion System).


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Condition
Some customers whose vehicles are operated in dusty type environments, such as farming or mining off-road type applications, may comment about the illumination of the check engine light, with a DTC of P0446 (Restricted/Blocked EVAP Vent Path) being set.

Cause
Dirt and dust intrusion into the EVAP canister vent hose assembly, resulting in restricted air flow, may cause this condition.

Correction (1999-2007 Classic/Old Style Models)
After following the published SI diagnostics for P0446 and determining that the EVAP canister vent valve is the cause of the MIL light, replace the existing EVAP canister vent valve assembly with a new assembly. This new assembly is a sealed unit that is designed to be vented through a remote filter box. To ensure correct installation, follow the procedures below.

1999-2003 Model Year (Use Service Kit P/N 19152345)
Raise the vehicle. Suitably support the vehicle.
Disconnect the EVAP canister vent valve electrical connector, if equipped.
Disengage the two vent valve pipe clips securing the pipe to the underbody. Remove the clips from the underbody and discard.
Disconnect the vent valve pipe at the EVAP canister.
Remove and retain the EVAP canister vent valve bracket mounting bolt.

Subject: DTC P0446 (Restricted/Blocked EVAP Vent Path) Set, Check Engine Light On (Replace Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Vent Valve Solenoid Assembly and Add/Relocate Filter Box Using Service Kit)


Models: 1999-2007 Chevrolet Silverado (Classic) Models

1999-2007 GMC Sierra (Classic) Models

2007-2009 Chevrolet Silverado Models (Excluding Hybrid)

2007-2009 GMC Sierra Models (Excluding Hybrid)




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This bulletin is being revised to add 2009 to the models. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 02-06-04-037D (Section 06 -- Engine/Propulsion System).


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Condition
Some customers whose vehicles are operated in dusty type environments, such as farming or mining off-road type applications, may comment about the illumination of the check engine light, with a DTC of P0446 (Restricted/Blocked EVAP Vent Path) being set.

Cause
Dirt and dust intrusion into the EVAP canister vent hose assembly, resulting in restricted air flow, may cause this condition.

Correction (1999-2007 Classic/Old Style Models)
After following the published SI diagnostics for P0446 and determining that the EVAP canister vent valve is the cause of the MIL light, replace the existing EVAP canister vent valve assembly with a new assembly. This new assembly is a sealed unit that is designed to be vented through a remote filter box. To ensure correct installation, follow the procedures below.

1999-2003 Model Year (Use Service Kit P/N 19152345)
Raise the vehicle. Suitably support the vehicle.
Disconnect the EVAP canister vent valve electrical connector, if equipped.
Disengage the two vent valve pipe clips securing the pipe to the underbody. Remove the clips from the underbody and discard.
Disconnect the vent valve pipe at the EVAP canister.
Remove and retain the EVAP canister vent valve bracket mounting bolt.
Remove the complete EVAP canister vent valve assembly with bracket attached and discard.



Important: The new canister vent valve will be installed in a new location, outside of the frame.

Position and secure the new valve assembly to the frame bracket on the outside of the frame using the existing hole and mounting bolt.
Tighten
Tighten the bracket mounting bolt to 12 N·m (106 lb in).

Connect the vent valve pipe to the EVAP canister.
Install the two vent valve pipe clips into the existing underbody holes.
Connect the EVAP canister vent valve electrical connector, if equipped.
Attach bulk 5/8" heater hose to the vent valve port and secure using a clamp. Run a length as needed along the frame rail routing to the area above the transmission.
Cut the hose to determined length and install the supplied filter box. Secure using a clamp.
Remove the transmission support and lower the transmission assembly as necessary to allow for access to the new filter box location.



Secure the filter box to the transmission vent hose just forward of the hose tee-section using a tie strap. DO NOT pinch or restrict the transmission vent hose. The filter box opening should be pointing downward.
Raise the transmission and reinstall the transmission support.
Tie strap the hose as needed along the frame rail in order to keep the hose away from pinch-points and heat sources.
Lower the vehicle.
2004-2007 Model Year (Use Service Kit P/N 19152349)
Raise the vehicle. Suitably support the vehicle.
Disconnect the EVAP canister vent valve electrical connector.
Disconnect the canister pipe from the vent valve.
Push in the retainer and remove the existing canister vent valve from the fuel tank clip or mounting bracket. Discard the old valve.
Cut back the existing canister pipe approximately 51 mm (2 in) to remove the quick connect end.
Crew Cab Short Box Shown Below, Other Configurations Similar




Extended Cab Short Box Shown Below, Other Configurations Similar




Install the new canister vent valve to the fuel tank clip or mounting bracket.
Cut bulk 5/8" heater hose to a length of approximately 76 mm (3 in). Install the hose between the vent valve and the canister pipe and secure using clamps.
Attach bulk 5/8" heater hose to the vent valve port and secure using a clamp. Run a length as needed along the frame rail routing to the area above the transmission.
Cut the hose to determined length and install the supplied filter box. Secure using a clamp.
Remove the transmission support and lower the transmission assembly as necessary to allow for access to the new filter box location.



Secure the filter box to the transmission vent hose just forward of the hose tee-section using a tie strap. DO NOT pinch or restrict the transmission vent hose. The filter box opening should be pointing downward.
Raise the transmission and reinstall the transmission support.
Connect the EVAP canister vent valve electrical connector.
Tie strap the hose as needed along the frame rail in order to keep the hose away from pinch-points and heat sources.
Lower the vehicle.
Correction (2007-2009 New Style Models)
After following the published SI diagnostics for P0446 and determining that the EVAP canister vent valve is the cause of the MIL light, replace the EVAP canister vent valve assembly and relocate the remote filter box. To ensure correct installation, follow the procedures below.

Use Service Kit P/N 19152349
Raise the vehicle. Suitably support the vehicle.
Disconnect the EVAP canister vent valve electrical connector.
Disconnect the vent valve pipe quick connect from the canister.
Either cut the existing valve vent pipe and leave the remaining section of pipe in the vehicle or remove along with the valve.
Push in the retainer and remove the existing canister vent valve from the fuel tank clip or mounting bracket.
Cut back the existing canister pipe approximately 51 mm (2 in) and retain the pipe for use with new valve.
Connect the canister pipe quick connect to the canister.
2500 Crew Cab Short Box Shown Below, Other Configurations Similar




1500 Extended Cab Short Box Shown Below, Other Configurations Similar




Install the new canister vent valve to the fuel tank clip or mounting bracket.
Cut bulk 5/8" heater hose to a length of approximately 76 mm (3 in). Install the hose between the vent valve and the canister pipe and secure using clamps.
Attach bulk 5/8" heater hose to the vent valve port and secure using a clamp. Run a length as needed along the frame rail routing to the passenger side area above the transmission.
Cut the hose to determined length and install the supplied filter box. Secure using a clamp.
Remove the transmission heat shield, if necessary.
Remove the transmission support and lower the transmission assembly as necessary to allow for access to the new filter box location.



Secure the filter box to the transmission vent hose just forward of the hose tee-section using a tie strap. DO NOT pinch or restrict the transmission vent hose. The filter box opening should be pointing downward.
Raise the transmission and reinstall the transmission support.
Reinstall the transmission heat shield.
Connect the EVAP canister vent valve electrical connector.
Tie strap the hose as needed along the frame rail in order to keep the hose away from pinch-points and heat sources.
Lower the vehicle.
 

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While it happens to a lot of trucks, it seems like '06's seem to always happen. When it clicks, stop. No point in continuing to try to push more in.
Some of that gas ends up in your evap system, destroying it, and some ends up in the gas station's evap system...none of it ends up in your gas tank, so topping off is a waste.
 

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Some one please help I changed the purge solenoid and relocated the filter like the directions said and the light went out for a couple days now its back on again. Does anyone think the canister could be bad or filled with gas?
 
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