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Ok. The Purge Solenoid Valve and the Vent Valve are in fact two different items. Both are part of the EVAP (emissions control/recovery) Systems, but each plays a different role in keeping the system running. Unfortunately, both are actually fairly common fail items. So one to fail one year, and the other to fail a year later is actually extremely possible.
As for the price- the Vent Valve sells for around $84 and the Labor Time Guide calls for 3.5 hours to replace. This is actually a bit on the high side. Shouldn't take that long at all. But... Dealers will always use the Labor Time Guide for billing purposes. Labor rates vary from shop to shop, so what you pay for labor will effect the bot***** *****ne. For a job of this type, a "fair" labor rate can be anywhere from $85-$125 per hour. SO, even using the high-end labor rate, it appears $950 is much too high. Might be a good idea to shop around and get a second estimate.
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