Purge Flow Low

Vince Technician California Posted   Latest   Edited  
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2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic 3.5L (272.971) 7-spd (722.9) — WDCGG5GB2BF634063
P0497 — EVAP System Low Purge Flow
Wont Set Monitors For Smog

Had small evap leak code before, found the purge solenoid to be faulty, changed it out & also installed new gas cap, as soon as I test drive within 3miles pending code sets for P0497 purge flow low. ohmed out new and old solenoids, old 1 was at 25kOhms & new one was at 30k ohms.

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Glenn Owner/Technician
Texas
Glenn
 

I recommend you run through the complete diagnostic flow chart for P0497 to narrow down what it is (how did you prove the solenoid was faulty?). Also do not assume a new part means it is good. I have had many bad fuel caps and had to go with OE. You started with a small evap leak code (P0442?) and now you have a low purge flow code? Is the purge solenoid OE?

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Vince Technician
California
Vince
 

no not oe purge solenoid its a Vemo. thanks will do

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Benjamin Technician
California
Benjamin
 

Toss the Vemo, get O.E or better quality purge solenoid. I have dealt with a lot of Vemo products being junk out the box. Just my 2 cents.

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Caleb Diagnostician
Indiana
Caleb
   

No way a purge solenoid should have 30k ohms. That's literally an open circuit. Have you check to see if it even opens when commanded?? Sounds like it needs OE.

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Stuart Mobile Technician
Illinois
Stuart
 

I agree with others about going with OE. And since the low flow code came after replacement you just can't trust it. Anytime I need to replace a purge or vent valve, I always go with OE. Learned the hard way just like you just did.

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Timothy Owner/Technician
Wisconsin
Timothy
 

I agree. Thirty thousands ohms on a solenoid is basically broken!

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