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#3613 of 3858 CEL. Purge Valve, VSV, charcoal canister
Aug 12, 2010 (3:17 am)
I just purchased a 2001 corolla. The check engine light is on codes p0441, p0442, p0446. shop performed smoke test on the evap system. Came back with $$$ quote to replace charcoal canister and associated valves. Purchased a vsv from auto parts store last night. looks like the vsv that is located under the hood and not the one on the charcoal canister. I want to replace the vsv/purge valve that is located on the charcoal canister. Can I buy JUST the vsv that is on the canister somewhere? The stealership wants $300+ for the charcoal canister. According to them I cant get the vsv / purge valve by itself!! Thanks for the info in advance.
#3615 of 3858 Re: CEL. Purge Valve, VSV, charcoal canister [dorman68]
Aug 12, 2010 (4:34 am)
the vsv (911-601) that i picked up was listed as "at charcoal canister" i looked a bit at the dorman site. vsv(911-602, 911-603) the inputs/outputs are on the same side just like the one on my 2001 toyota corolla. Any idea if any one of these parts will be compatible? Can I reroute the hose to for the 911-601, or will the others work even thought they are not listed as compatible with my corolla? I am new to these cars, and am looking for the best, most inexpensive solution. thanks
#3616 of 3858 Re: CEL. Purge Valve, VSV, charcoal canister [coreyg1]
Aug 12, 2010 (9:15 am)
Do you have a pic of the old one you can post.
#3617 of 3858 Re: CEL. Purge Valve, VSV, charcoal canister [dorman68]
Aug 12, 2010 (9:53 am)
it looks very similar to part # 911-603( vaccum inputs on same side) the part i picked up #911-601( has inputs on opposing sides). photos are on dormanproducts.com"
i did take some photos but i dont think they will help the cause. i am curious if i could use part # 911-603, even thought it does not show that it fits my 01 corolla. or can i somehow rig/route the vaccum hose to fit 911-601.
i guess another option would be to try and track down a used part from a salvage yard, but that just might end up be a waste of time.
#3618 of 3858 ignition making a clicking noise sometimes
Aug 28, 2010 (5:25 pm)
I have a 2002 Toyota Corolla CE automatic. When starting the car after it has set for 8 - 9 hours sometimes the ignition makes a clicking noise. After three of four attempts the car starts. When I stop for just a short period of time I never have this problem.
I checked the battery and its connections and they are okay. I was thinking the next thing to check wold be the copper connections in the starter solenoid would this be the next logical step to take. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
#3619 of 3858 Re: ignition making a clicking noise sometimes [rfhjr]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 29, 2010 (2:24 pm)
You might want to take the cables OFF the battery and clean them, and the battery terminals, thoroughly, with a wire brush, and also check the cable itself for corrsion at BOTH ends, as well as under the insulation as it meets the connector.
The clicking means the relay (solenoid) is not getting enough voltage, so there is a drop somewhere.
#3620 of 3858 Airbag Warning Light On
Sep 19, 2010 (7:23 pm)
I am getting ready to purchase a 2005 Corolla LE with 68,000 miles. The only known issue is the airbag warning light stays on. The car is in excellent condition and carfax record is clean with no accident reported. What would cause the warning light to come on and is this something I need to worry about? Would it be costly to diagnose and fix?
#3621 of 3858 Re: Airbag Warning Light On [manandgin]
Sep 19, 2010 (8:07 pm)
unless it is fixed before you buy it, don't buy it. It will be nothing but a headache. Find another car, it is not worth it. I had a light that would not go out and it was $$$$ and it was never fixed.
#3622 of 3858 Re: Airbag Warning Light On [manandgin]
Sep 20, 2010 (6:03 am)
I don't think a little dashboard light on, would stop me from buying the car. However, I would get the car checked first just to be sure the airbags are still functioning correctly. The warning light is sometimes independant of the airbags themselves. It could be something as simple as a a blown fuse. I have a "94" Voyager who's airbag light comes on occasionally and it's always just a matter of the fuse replacement. Turns out that my rear wiper is on with the airbag light and the rear wiper blows the fuse.