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Evap System.

So I have had this on-going problem with my car since I have gotten it.
I always get this "Check Gas Cap" warning on my tach cluster.
Its now to the Point were its throwing a CEL light.

I have taken it in to the dealership once while it was still under warranty: They told me it was the Fuel Pressure Sensor.

About a week later the light came on again: I finally got fed up with it, and got an online FSM for the car.

This is what I found:



States right here that this error means there is a small and or large leak in the system.

Yes I have also replaced the gas cap, I bought an aftermarket cap, and I also just recently got a "Stock" cap from Saturn.

Still the same error.

It shows in the FSM I have 2 things to check, there is an Evap Canister under the car: I guess in side the canister there is a filter, but It does not give me a filter number for replacement.

It also tells me there is a Evap Purge Solenoid next to the motor, it shows me how to remove it, but it does not say if there is a way to check it to see if its clogged or has a leak or anything like that.

This is what I am looking at:







Another few things I have noticed while looking at the car.
The rubber hose that goes from the Evap Purge to the Throttlebody almost seems "Weathered" It maybe cracking and or has small holes in it, I am not sure all I know is i was pulling on it and the black rubber started turning in to dust in my hand.

I was thinking about replacing these lines, but the connectors on the end of the lines are different then I have seen before, and I don't know if I need to buy lines with these connectors already attached or if I can just buy hose and some how connect them to these existing adapters.

Any light shed on this would be much appreciated, I am pretty much stuck.

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I had an exhaust leak for the longest time on the stock exhaust. After multiple times to the dealership, with them trying different things, replacing the charcoal filter in the evap cannister fixed it.

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start by replacing those hoses. i'd get them from saturn with the connectors.


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Alright, well I emailed the dealership, told them I am looking for the lines from the Purge Solenoid to the TB, and the charcoal filter for the evap canister.

I will start there and see how it goes.
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EVAP - revisit - only 10 years later

I just found this and will be looking into it more



please still followup with any advice on this topic from my previous thead
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I just found this and will be looking into it more



please still followup with any advice on this topic from my previous thead
Haha, I forgot all about this forum.
I have not owned my Redline for many years now.

I ended up going to a junkyard and pulling the EVAP Purge valve from another car.
It is the last photo on the OG post.

It was located in the Engine bay, but this ended up being the culprit for me.
That part was easy to replace and I think it is fairly cheap brand new if I remember correctly, so I would honestly start there.

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Holy crap.

10 year old necropost and not only does OP reply, he delivers.

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Haha, I forgot all about this forum.
I have not owned my Redline for many years now.

I ended up going to a junkyard and pulling the EVAP Purge valve from another car.
It is the last photo on the OG post.

It was located in the Engine bay, but this ended up being the culprit for me.
That part was easy to replace and I think it is fairly cheap brand new if I remember correctly, so I would honestly start there.

thanks for the reply - your original post was very detailed and would have never found anything like it anywhere else.

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Holy crap.

10 year old necropost and not only does OP reply, he delivers.

*slow clap*


It took 10 years after this post for my evap code to pop on -


I think some fireworks are more appropriate



but the junk yard Saturn Ion redline is hard to find these days.


everyone think would agree on that

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Holy crap.

10 year old necropost and not only does OP reply, he delivers.

*slow clap*
Haha! I remember this being a huge issue for me and it took me months to figure out.
It looks like this is the only thing on this forum I was still subscribed to.

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It took 10 years after this post for my evap code to pop on -


I think some fireworks are more appropriate



but the junk yard Saturn Ion redline is hard to find these days.


everyone think would agree on that
I should also note since you mentioned finding a Saturn Redline in a junkyard would be tough.
I actually got this part from a Chevy Cobalt as it does use the same engine (if I remember correctly).

One thing I would try if the evap purge valve is expensive is to hop on the Cobalt forum and go to the for sale section and see if anyone crashed or is parting out their old cobalt and see if you can get the part cheap from there. I would just try to find a cobalt that is the same year give or take 1 or 2 years as your Redline. The part will probably work, I am also sure if you asked someone on here they might be able to help you with that as well sometimes those parts don't change for a few years or more.

Good luck!

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