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2005 Toyota Highlander Question: purge valve

 

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funtastic, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Kissimmee, FL, January 14, 2009, 12:54
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3 lights came on the dash board.
check engine
track on
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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

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    hemicuda January 14, 2009, 13:43
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    Looks like a dealer only item, I checked everywhere.

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    Andy Y January 14, 2009, 14:53
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    Dealer repairs usually have some kind of warranty attached. If the problem comes back, they will probably order/replace the valve

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, January 14, 2009, 19:30
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    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.

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    Visitor, June 20, 2010, 10:50

    02 corolla-readout says, probable cause-leak in evap system,blocked evap purge line-faulty purge vsv. Something I can do myself ?

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    4Wolfman February 11, 2010, 20:20
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    Try parts.com They have both for my 2000 Avalon.

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    Visitor, May 17, 2010, 16:30

    Parts.com sells them for 40for a 2002 dodge intrepid

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