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Old 08-24-2013, 06:12 PM   #1
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Default 2008 Saturn Vue Purge valve canister solenoid location

My check engine light came on in my 2008 Saturn Vue, with OEM code P0496. Through a lot of googling and phone calls, I'm pretty sure I need to change the purge valve solenoid. I have the part in hand, the car on ramps, and tools out, but cannot find the part ANYWHERE! Can anyone tell me where to find the blasted thing so I can change it? Thank you!
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Default Re: 2008 Saturn Vue Purge valve canister solenoid location

Which engine does your Vue have? Exactly which part are you replacing?

The canister purge solenoid will have two EVAP hose connections and is going to be under the hood somewhere. Exactly where depends on which engine you have. The canister vent solenoid is a long round part that goes into the canister. On our 2007 Equinox the canister (large, black plastic box) is under the vehicle just ahead of the fuel tank IIRC and yours should be in a similar location.

These parts have a relatively low failure rate, so be sure to inspect all the EVAP lines.

I will post a PDF with exact replacement instructions after you specify which engine you have and what part you are replacing.
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Old 08-24-2013, 07:13 PM   #3
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Default Re: 2008 Saturn Vue Purge valve canister solenoid location

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I am replacing the canister purge solenoid on a 3.5L V6 engine. Thank you so much!
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Default Re: 2008 Saturn Vue Purge valve canister solenoid location

It appears to be right in front of the throttlebody on the driver's side of the engine. You will need to remove the intake manifold cover to get to it - just remove the oil filler cap and pull up.

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Default Re: 2008 Saturn Vue Purge valve canister solenoid location

Thank you!!! Found it!!
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Default Re: 2008 Saturn Vue Purge valve canister solenoid location

is this a common issue? i have a 2008 vue with the 3.6L reading the same code...is the purge valve solenoid in the same location on this engine?
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It appears to be right in front of the throttlebody on the driver's side of the engine. You will need to remove the intake manifold cover to get to it - just remove the oil filler cap and pull up.

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That pdf is for the 3.5L, do you have the instructions for the 3.6L?

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That pdf is for the 3.5L, do you have the instructions for the 3.6L?

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I have PDF for 3.6 - slightly too large to post (350 Kb) - PM email address if you can't locate otherwise.
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That pdf is for the 3.5L, do you have the instructions for the 3.6L?

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I've attached instructions for the 2008+ Vue w/3.6L.

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Default Re: 2008 Saturn Vue Purge valve canister solenoid location

Will this pdf work for a 2009 saturn vue XR front wheel drive, v6 3.6 engine also?
Thanks.
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Will this pdf work for a 2009 saturn vue XR front wheel drive, v6 3.6 engine also?
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Yes, the 2008 3.6L Vue PDF should be applicable to all 2008-2010 Vue w/3.6L engine.
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