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Evap purge solenoid clicking

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I've been hearing what I thought was noisy injectors, coming from my engine bay for a while now. I was finally determined to figure out why my Cruze was so much louder than the rest. Found it to be the Evap purge solenoid, mounted to the intake maniold. Once the car is warmed up, and the valve is "purging", it repetitively clicks, many times a second, almost synchronous with the firing pulses of the engine. Unplug the wire connector, and it stops. Anybody else ever have this issue? A new AC Delco part is only $20. May replace it and see what happens.
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I've been hearing what I thought was noisy injectors, coming from my engine bay for a while now. I was finally determined to figure out why my Cruze was so much louder than the rest. Found it to be the Evap purge solenoid, mounted to the intake maniold. Once the car is warmed up, and the valve is "purging", it repetitively clicks, many times a second, almost synchronous with the firing pulses of the engine. Unplug the wire connector, and it stops. Anybody else ever have this issue? A new AC Delco part is only $20. May replace it and see what happens.
Mine is doing the same thing and so I bought a new one too, although it was $50 at Autozone. After I install it I'll let you know if the clicking is gone. One way I determined the click is not the engine is that the clicking does not change frequency with engine RPMs. Then I listened with the hood opened and grabbed the purge valve solenoid in my hand and could feel the click right there.
 

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Definitely report back on that! I've had the same loud clicking for about 20k now (I've got 75k on my '13 ECO). It happens after the car warms up and I just chalked it up to overly noisy injectors. Hasn't hurt my mileage or anything, so I stopped worrying about it. If I can fix it for $20 I'm all over it!
 

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Glad to hear. Genuine AC Delco is $18.25 from RockAuto, if anyone else is interested. Going order one and will report back as well.
 

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Are you guys replacing the valve or the whole assembly? I got the following part [h=1]ACDelco 214-2317
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But I am not sure how to replace it. Those platic pipes are stiff as ****. Should I get the whole assembly here? Or is the purge valve part the one causing us issues?


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I've been hearing what I thought was noisy injectors, coming from my engine bay for a while now. I was finally determined to figure out why my Cruze was so much louder than the rest. Found it to be the Evap purge solenoid, mounted to the intake maniold. Once the car is warmed up, and the valve is "purging", it repetitively clicks, many times a second, almost synchronous with the firing pulses of the engine. Unplug the wire connector, and it stops. Anybody else ever have this issue? A new AC Delco part is only $20. May replace it and see what happens.
Did it sound like this? Im trying to diagnose my engine right now

 

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Did it sound like this? Im trying to diagnose my engine right now

The OP and the last post are a bit long in the tooth. You may be better off starting your own thread somewhere in the Gen I powertrain sub-forum
 

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Did it sound like this? Im trying to diagnose my engine right now

It might just be me, but that sounds like you got a worse issue than a faulty purge valve. That's loud as hell. Mine's going out too and has been for a while, and being half-deaf I can hardly hear it. Your sounds like some sort of a lifter issue or something, valve maybe? But something's packing pretty hard there man
 
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