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1995 Chevrolet Beretta Question: OBD-I CODE

 

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thump1st, 3.1L V6, Moreno Valley, CA, July 05, 2011, 15:17
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Took the car 2the shop 2get the check engine light looked at. The OBD-I, scanner says its the EGR SOLENOID. Is that the EGR valve or is it referring 2the CANISTER PURGE VALVE SOLENOID? The mechanic pointed 2the EGR valve & said 2clean it first & see if that doesnt solve the prob. I think its the canister valve. Any suggestions, anyone?

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    July 05, 2011, 19:40
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    There is a vacuum solenoid that opens the EGR valve, assuming the the correct code was retrieved. You can test this easily by driving the car with a vacuum gauge connected to the output side of the solenoid and seeing if the EGR vacuum solenoid is sending a signal to the valve, when you get up to about 20-25 mph.

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    Visitor, July 05, 2011, 21:07

    Thank you for ur time & response. I'll try what u have suggested. I decided 2clean the EGR vale & probably swap out the vacuum.

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