purge valve on 2005 Toyota Highlander

3 lights came on the dash board. check engine track on VSC I took it to Cental Toy. in Orlando They said I needed a purge valve, they didn't have the part in stock, therefore the cleanout the purge valve & reset the light to the tune of $ 56. Where can I get a purge valve, can I replace it myself & how urgent is it to get this part replaced ? Thanks

by in Kissimmee, FL on January 14, 2009
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5 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by , January 14, 2009
The purge control valve is a dealer only item. Check your Emission Warranted some of these items are covered for a long period of time. I forget where the purge valve is on the Highlander I believe it is on the air filter housing. I have seen the hose that is attached to the Purge Solenoid get knocked of during air filter installation on many Toyota's setting a "Check Engine Light". I have also seen these solenoids test fine electrically but fail intermittently or mechanically failling to seal internally.
COMMENT by , June 20, 2010
02 corolla-readout says, probable cause-leak in evap system,blocked evap purge line-faulty purge vsv. Something I can do myself ?
ANSWER by , January 14, 2009
Looks like a dealer only item, I checked everywhere.
ANSWER by , January 14, 2009
Dealer repairs usually have some kind of warranty attached. If the problem comes back, they will probably order/replace the valve
ANSWER by , February 11, 2010
Try parts.com They have both for my 2000 Avalon.
ANSWER by , May 17, 2010
Parts.com sells them for 40for a 2002 dodge intrepid