my wife's v6 camaro has a P1441 trouble code. a search comes up purge solenoid. does anyone have any experience w/ this issue?
my question would be in regard to what to do. i checked the vacuum lines to the solenoid and they check out. the part is just over 20$ bucks(plus i still have my advance coupon), so should i just replace it?
yup, the gas cap is fine and there are no vacuum leaks. it's been raining all week, so i haven't had a chance to check for the seal or test it.
not sure how long the code has been there(probably a while), but the car has been running rough for a while now(and getting worse). there was a downstream O2 code that we ignored for a while(money issues), so who knows when the purge code came about.
anyway, thanks guys! i'll update when this rain subsides. keep us in mind(our safety), 'cause there have been tornadoes touching down w/ the rain and thunder storms here!
funny story, I actually had a bad gas cap. I got that crummy generic gas cap code and just reset it a few times. eventually I started investigating. turns out the seal around my gas cap had about a dozen cracks in it and it wasn't sealing properly. that was funny because I'm the only guy I know that has actually had a bad gas cap. $10 at napa, easy fix.
still funny to tell people that I acutually had a BAD gas cap.
good luck on the solenoid/evap system problems.
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