About Purge Solenoids
That pesky engine light that mocks you every time you turn on the car might not be a false alarm. It could mean the purge solenoid valve is faulty and requires prompt replacement. This small valve is a part of the car's emission system. It keeps gasoline fumes and exhaust from leaking into the outside air. The EVAP purge solenoid valve and system create and maintain a vacuum through the fuel system that helps power the combustion inside the engine. The whole process probably confuses anyone who is not a mechanic, but, in short, you should care about this small part. A malfunctioning purge control solenoid valve could cost you a failed inspection (in some states) and a costly repair. On eBay, you can find many reliable sellers who offer purge solenoid components for all makes and models at competitive prices.