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2006 Chevy: The check engine light comes on and the code..P0449

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2006 Chevy Silverado with 5.3L. The check engine light comes on and the code pulled is P0449, what is the fix.

This is actually a fairly common fail item on these vehicles. The most common fail item is the Evaporative Emission (EVAP) vent Solenoid. Inspect the wire harness for any broken or loose wires. Inspect the vacuum lines for holes of disconnections. If the visual inspection checks ok, suspect a faulty solenoid. It's located under the vehicle, near the fuel tank.



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Customer: replied 6 years ago.


Everything looks fine, apparently solenoid is a dealer only item will have to pickup next week

Yeah- unfortunately, this is Dealer item only. Most "emissions" related parts are. Like I say, very common fail item. Sometimes its the solenoid itself, sometimes the tube gets clogged. Either way, have to buy the whole assembly.


Don't forget to remove the "NEG" cable prior to the replacement. This will clear the codes in the computer by the time you are finished with the job.


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