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Old 09-12-2008, 08:02 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by jbeurotech View Post
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.
jbeurotech, thanks for your expert insight, feedback, and for tracking down your previous posts on the subject. I know the next time I get the purge valve fault codes to first test per your advice. I guess I was fortunate this time that it happened to be the purge valve and replacement resolved the fault code.
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