DDMWorks - EVAP Solenoid Testing and Replacement on Ecotec engines
This short video walks you through how to test and replace the EVAP purge solenoid on the 2.0L Ecotec LNF engine which is installed on the Chevrolet Cobalt SS, Pontiac Solstice, Saturn Sky and Buick Regal GS. If you have any further questions on how to test the Solenoid or conditions you may encounter with a bad solenoid, please contact us at Tech@ddmworks.com. Thanks!
DDMWorks - LNF Coolant Refill on Ecotec Engines
This "how-to" walks you though how to get the air out of the cooling system on the Ecotec 2.0L, 2.2L and 2.4L. The video walks through the entire procedure, if you do have any other questions about how to do it, let us know at - firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any suggestions for future videos you would like to see, let us know!
Meet the Purge (Evap) Solenoid
Q&A about the fuel vapor system, purge solenoid valve, and charcoal canister. This video applies to a wide range of vehicles. Re-edited and uploaded with better information.
EVAP System Operation
EVAP System Operation
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Explain the operation of the EVAP system. The EVAP system is in charge of recovering the excess fuel vapors and re-introducing them into the engine. It isn't just an emission system. If it malfunctions is also has a huge effect on engine performance and certain components operation will be cancelled by the ECM if the EVAP system fails. Learn how they operate here and how to test. The OBD-II scanner or Scan-1 is used to diagnose these systems and evaluate the process. See how it works.
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Solenoid Testing, Function and Replacement
http://www.wellsve.com/ http://www.wellsve.com/custom_searches/ds_starter_solenoid4.php This video demonstrates how a typical starter solenoid functions, focusing on the Ford design. It takes you step by step through the testing and replacement procedures.
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Evaporative Emissions Check Engine Light
A video that may help others to pass an MVD Emissions inspection. The video contains information about OBD2 data codes and explains in part, the evaporative emissions system in today's automobile
LT1 EVAP Purge line repair
A quick cheap fix for a rotted vacuum line that is a different size on both sides. GM discontinued this part and your pretty screwed if you need one. For the last month I had just capped off where this line went until I found this simple fix on the impalass forum.
How a girl resets her check engine light
This video shows you the easy way to turn that pesky engine light off. Remove jewelry and use good judgment when doing this. I did this many times with no problem. After completing these steps, drive at least 30 mi. to reset computer engine. This was performed on a 2000 Ford Mustang convertible V6 engine. Good luck!
2001 Dodge Dakota EVAP Issue & Codes
The good: Red 2001 Dakota Sport 2WD Quad Cab 4.7L Automatic (45RFE) with the 3.55 rear end
The bad: check engine light on (seller claimed he was told bank 1 & 2 O2 sensors are bad), body is in rough shape, and the interior has never been cleaned...all kinds of dust
I am skeptical on the O2 sensor issue. In all my years I have only had to replace 2 or 3 sensors, and primarily because they were "frozen" into the pipe(s). I did a check once I got it home, and confirmed my suspecions, EVAP hoses were rotted/split and missing in 2 locations (see video for my walk through). After spending 15 minutes, 2 inches of heater hose and some cutt'n the CEL codes are gone. I have a stored history code of P0051 in the PCM which states "HO2S Heater Control Circuit Low Bank 2 Sensor 1". This may be an actual sensor failure :-( I am going to crawl up under it and run a meter on the sensor and make sure I have 5v to it. With that said, does anyone have a diagram or photo of the proper variance and wave pattern for this 02 sensor? I would like to put my oscilloscope on this sensor and see if this thing is faulty before replacing it :-\
Here are the CEL codes pulled by one of my scanners:
P0051 - HO2S Heater Control Circuit Low Bank 2 Sensor 1
P0152 - HO2S Circuit High Voltage Bank 2 Sensor 1
P0161 - HO2S Heater Circuit Bank 2 Sensor 2
Mazda 626 - Purge Solenoid Diagnostics
Diagnostic of the Mazda 626 4-Cylinder Purge Solenoid using factory workshop manual procedures. Thanks to the 100 subscribers and 100,000 views on the same day. For a complete on the Purge Solenoid please visit: http://mazda626.net/topic/41623-meet-the-purge-solenoid/
General Motors Engineer gives us the lowdown on Ecotec 2.4
Chris Meagher, Chief Engineer for this engine, was kind enough to spend a few minutes with me to discuss the 2.4 Ecotec. For those who don't know, GMs Ecotec 2.4L I-4 has been awarded Wards Auto World magazines 2010 10 Best Engines for North America. The direct injected engine with variable valve timing helps deliver segment-best highway fuel economy in GMs new crossovers, the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain. The engine also debuts in the all-new Buick LaCrosse and Regal sedans this year.
A 101 on the component of the car the reduces nox emissions, the egr solenoid.