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Old 09-25-2019, 02:50 PM   #1
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I'm replacing my vapor canister purge solenoid because I have the starter off anyway and this job is about 500 times easier with the starter removed. And the part is cheap.

What are the little plastic doohickeys that hold the electrical connectors to the bracket called? And does anyone know where to get more?
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Default Re: What are the little plastic doohickeys that hold the electrical connectors to the

I believe they might be called rosebud clips.
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Old 09-25-2019, 07:21 PM   #3
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I believe they might be called rosebud clips.
Close but no cigar. Rosebud clips clip around the cable.

Found something similar called a Self Leveling Sensor Wire Clip

ACDelco 12084149

it might work, kind of pricey...

$7+ from Amazon, about $4 from Rockauto

Ordered one from Amazon. Will see if it fits. If not, return.

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Default Re: What are the little plastic doohickeys that hold the electrical connectors to the

I figured out how to remove the old clips so that they are reusable!

I used Sil Glyde as a lubricant, then with bent nose pliers I pushed down on one corner of the topmost rib and slid it into the hole rotating the clip like a screw. I did that for each rib and got it out in one piece!

Still need that one I ordered though, to replace the one I broke.
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I found the ACDelco Retainer (Part #12084149) at O'Reilly's Auto Parts for $5.49 if that helps.
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I'm replacing my vapor canister purge solenoid because I have the starter off anyway ....
I don't seem to recall that Saturn Evap Canister purge solenoids are failure prone from past forum posts, but I could be wrong. (Certainly they seem to have a better track record than Chrysler!) I do seem to recall some sporadic issues with Evap and the filler neck preventing normal refueling. You might want to keep the OEM part just in case the replacement item isn't as robust as the original.
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I don't seem to recall that Saturn Evap Canister purge solenoids are failure prone from past forum posts, but I could be wrong. (Certainly they seem to have a better track record than Chrysler!) I do seem to recall some sporadic issues with Evap and the filler neck preventing normal refueling. You might want to keep the OEM part just in case the replacement item isn't as robust as the original.
It didn't fail. Nothing wrong with the old one that I know of. But new ones are $20 from Standard. They are easier to replace with the starter out than in, so I preemptively replaced it.
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I don't seem to recall that Saturn Evap Canister purge solenoids are failure prone from past forum posts, but I could be wrong. (Certainly they seem to have a better track record than Chrysler!) I do seem to recall some sporadic issues with Evap and the filler neck preventing normal refueling. You might want to keep the OEM part just in case the replacement item isn't as robust as the original.
I had a stubborn P0440 code that wouldn't go away despite swapping the fuel cap a few times. Replacing the Evap canister purge solenoid finally cleared it.
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I had a stubborn P0440 code that wouldn't go away despite swapping the fuel cap a few times. Replacing the Evap canister purge solenoid finally cleared it.
I had that same stubborn code on mySC2A. I replaced the solenoid only to discover that the vacuum tube running from the solenoid to the throttle body had pulled out of the throttle body, which it can do very easily just from normal engine vibration. Now when I see a P440 that little tube is the first thing I check, and it's usually the culprit.
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Close but no cigar. Rosebud clips clip around the cable.

Found something similar called a Self Leveling Sensor Wire Clip

ACDelco 12084149

it might work, kind of pricey...

$7+ from Amazon, about $4 from Rockauto

Ordered one from Amazon. Will see if it fits. If not, return.
This replacement clip fits perfectly. And its easily removable
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