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Broken canister purge solenoid

duckdog27

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Yesterday I accidently broke the nylon T-bushing that connects the solenoid under the intake manifold to the plastic tubes from the charcoal canister to the throttle bottle. Is it fine to drive with it broken for a while? I smell a bit of gas, but I read that is going to happen when this occurs. I also found oil in the T-fitting. Is this normal? Any info is much appreciated. Thanks
 






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Does anyone have any idea???!!?!?
 






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Don't overfill the gas tank; safety issues predominate here with the continued driving of the vehicle because of potential fuel vapor risk and the obvious possibility of fire/explosion. I would expect vacuum loss and poor driveability issues also coexist.

I would personally avoid driving it as much as possible until I could fix it. Good luck.
 






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