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Long story but I just broke a part and i'm trying to figure

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long story but I just broke a part and i'm trying to figure out what it is
JA: What is the model/year of your Chevy?
Customer: 2010 chevy traverse
JA: Are you fixing your Traverse yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: i was replacing the purge selenoid
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: nope
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 9 months ago.

Hi. Any chance you can upload a picture of the broken part?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
is the adapter just below the line for the purge solenoid.
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 9 months ago.

Ok. THanks I'll take a look.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
There's a hose that goes from that to the throttle bottle input
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Throttle body not throttle bottle
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 9 months ago.

Yeah. That is just a fitting for the vent hose on the valve cover. That item that is broken is part of the valve cover.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
to fix it I have to replace the whole valve cover? or is it an insert that just pop in?
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 9 months ago.

I have not ever tried to replace that seperately. I have had the valve covers off a bunch of times. You should call the dealer and find out if the nipple on the valve cover is replaced seperate from the cover.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
You don't have the parts diagram available?
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 9 months ago.

No. GM supplies technicians access to all the service info, but parts info is supplied to the parts department only.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
ok I just went for broke, and it pops off and is replaceable. Now to see who has that part.
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 9 months ago.

I would be willing to bet that is a dealer only item.

Expert:  EricFromCT replied 9 months ago.

Also, just because it pops off, does not mean it comes seperatly. Just for a heads up...

Expert:  EricFromCT replied 9 months ago.

Have you been able to find the nipple yet?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No looks like you can get from Napa online or a couple other places but nothing in stock locally. Will try the Chevy dealer in the am.
Or will look at one of the local junk yards. It's listed as a PCV valve but in reality it doesn't have the same functionality.
Thanks
JOhn
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 9 months ago.

Thats good that it can be gotten seperately. It is more or less just for a hose. It does not have the pcv valve in it. I a fairly certain you will need to remove the intake manifold to remove the valve cover. So depending on your mileage you may want to get upper intake gaskets as well.

Expert:  EricFromCT replied 9 months ago.

I see you viewed my last response. DId you fix your car? do you need any assistance? Let me know so I can continue or close this question. Thanks.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Fixed and finishes
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 9 months ago.

Ok. thanks for using just answer. Have a great day and please rate your service experience.

Expert:  EricFromCT replied 9 months ago.

Thanks for allowing me to assist you and please rate my assistance using the 5 star rating method. Thank you.