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Old 09-12-2008, 06:17 PM   #22
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Yes I have the computer in relatively stupid... It activates the valve and if it does not see the right flow it sometimes ASSumes the valve is electrically shorted, now MORE often than not that code is a dead giveaway to the vavle being faulty, if it test good with the outlined test I posted before then you should look elswhere. If everything elsewhere checks out then you may just have an intermittent short in the coil of the purge valve.

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