Check Engine Light On '98 Nissan Altima

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Old 02-23-06, 01:11 PM
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Check Engine Light On '98 Nissan Altima

My '98 Altima has a check engine light and threw a P1448 code. The code says EVAP Canister Vent Control Valve (Open).

A few questions:

1. Where is the valve?
2. Is it easy to get off?
3. Is this a repair or replace item?
4. What is the part number? (Nissan dealership says there are several valves on the EVAP system)

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Old 02-23-06, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by XS6DFG0
My '98 Altima has a check engine light and threw a P1448 code. The code says EVAP Canister Vent Control Valve (Open).

A few questions:

1. Where is the valve?
2. Is it easy to get off?
3. Is this a repair or replace item?
4. What is the part number? (Nissan dealership says there are several valves on the EVAP system)

Thanks

Emission Canister is usually located under hood on either extreme right/left towards front of vehicle on older vehicles though,1998 Altima I'm not sure but if you can locate it , you should be able to fix it.
 
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Old 02-24-06, 05:37 AM
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I found the valve. It is bolted to the cannister..........under the car, behind the driver's side rear wheel. It is a plastic square-shaped canister rather than the round, under the hood variety.

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Old 02-24-06, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by XS6DFG0
I found the valve. It is bolted to the cannister..........under the car, behind the driver's side rear wheel. It is a plastic square-shaped canister rather than the round, under the hood variety.

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Part no. will be on valve
 
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Old 02-24-06, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by our442
Part no. will be on valve
I'll check for a part number when I get home.

I called several Nissan dealers as this is a dealer-only part. Apparently there have been problems (moisture, crud, spider webs) with the valve and even the canister. Nissan wants $117 for the valve - scares me to think what they would want for the canister!

I'm wondering if I can salvage the valve via WD40 and repetitive manipulation?
 
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Yes WD40 and air will clean out valve.
 
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