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I have had a CEL light on for the past 3 weeks. Code 1426 Purge valve.
I got the valve from Impex and replaced it today. Still can't feel my fingers 8 degrees out. Code came right back. Cleared it and came back again. What else should I look for.
 

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I had a similar problem after I changed my N80 valve. I cleaned the contacts, not the valve, with Radio Shack contact cleaner and so far it has been OK.
 

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I will try the contact cleaner tonight. CEL has stayed on for over a month. It has been to cold to take a good look.
 

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Contact cleaner did not work. As a test, I drove with my gas cap off and no new codes showed up. Just the same 1426 code. Is it possible that it is caused by a bad cap? Is ODII tester capabale of reading a bad cap?
 

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Finally solved this after CEL was on for 6 months. I cleaned the contacts at the ECU. NO MORE CEL! I was rewarded by having my ICM go bad 3 days later. Replaced and am back on the road. Thinking of putting a MAF and coilpack in the trunk. I know these will be next. Still love this car.
 
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