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Posted by crawdad [Email] (#1867) [Profile/Gallery] (more from crawdad) on Sat, 1 Jun 2019 10:43:40 Members do not see ads below this line. - Help Keep This Site Online - Signup
Canister Close Valve Circuit - Open/Short to Ground
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3L wagon
I got this code yesterday and couldn't find much info so this may help someone. In my case, it was a broken wire at the Fuel Filler Shut Off Valve Saab #4966826. The valve is located along the fuel filler pipe near the right rear wheel, at the rear of the spare tire well. Can't miss it, looks like a rocket propelled grenade. Quite fitting for a Saab! Checking the "Canister Close Valve" with the Tech II gives no response. So when tested from the connector, I found 12V coming in. Applying 12V to the valve, no response. So, I'm beginning to think the valve is bad. But following the wire from the connector, it enters the valve enclosure and at that point, both wires are broken. Unable to patch it without taking it apart. To dismount the valve, I used two screwdrivers. One to push in on the clip at the approx. one-inch indentation - shown in the WIS - and the other to pry down at a small "ledge" next to it. It's located at one end of the enclosure; you can see it after you cut the cable ties. As you push in, the whole enclosure moves, so it should be held steady until you can get it pushed in enough to get it loose, then pry down with the other screwdriver. Once loose, I just let it hang. Now half of the enclosure can be removed by lifting up the tabs all around, little by little. Removing that will reveal the actual valve, another connector and a white ring that holds the wire in place and, I think, the valve. There is a foam filter around the valve to keep it clean. Mine just fell apart. At this point, open that second connector. Here is the best place to test the valve with 12V. Then pull the wires out where you can add enough wire to reconnect to the outer wires. Solder and heat shrink tubing is best since those wires have to get through a small opening at the other end of the enclosure. At the other end of the new wire, I used crimp connectors. Wrap it all up. Rejoice! You didn't buy a new part only to find out it still doesn't work.
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