Canister Purge Valve

Joseph Bary

Asked by Nov 19, 2015 at 11:21 AM about the 1999 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC1 Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Does anyone know anything about the
Purge Valve?,I have a 5 speed manual
transmission,.will it cause it to run
high if the purge is bad???

2 Answers


Possibly. If the purge valve is stuck open, it's un-metered air getting in to intake. Even more fuel also..... sucking from tank. The valve is only supposed to be open for a very short time after re-fueling. Click for full screen

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Paul Martin

Are you referring to a high idle condition cuz I had a 2001 Saturn sc2 and the idle control sensor was bad and it would go up and down with the idle it go real low almost wanted to die and It would go high and then stay at hi for a while etc it could be an idle control Sensor which is on the throttle body?

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