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Old 03-04-2014, 11:33 AM   #45
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Originally Posted by IA Performance View Post

A bad purge solenoid will generally not affect the way the car runs, rather it will throw a check engine light. Assuming you have had this issue prior to doing the JDM hose conversion, then I'd wager something else is wrong. Maybe the MAF is not properly seated in the intake (o-ring completely inside the intake) or the o-ring could be damaged/torn. You could try plugging the hose that goes from the solenoid to the intake manifold as a means to rule out the rough idle/fuel smell.
Thanks for the suggestion, Stephen. I forgot to mention that the symptoms are worse after filling the tank (fuel smell and stalling), but seems to get better as I drive and use some fuel. However, I am able to fill up normally so the canister appears to be working.

Car idles fine and drives fine.
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Last edited by ShinjiML; 03-04-2014 at 12:34 PM.
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