P0497 - Evaporative Emission System Low Purge Flow

Repair Importance Level: 1/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3    What is this?
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P0497 Possible Causes

  • Faulty Purge Control Solenoid Valve (PCSV)
  • Purge Control Solenoid Valve (PCSV) harness is open or shorted
  • Purge Control Solenoid Valve (PCSV) circuit poor electrical connection

How do I fix code P0497?

Check the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.
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Cost of diagnosing the P0497 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the P0497 code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary by location, your vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

When is the code detected?

The ECM has detected pressure in the EVAP system during a non-purge condition.

Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

P0497 Description

The Purge Control Solenoid Valve (PCSV) is a device used to meter vapor flow to the engine. The Engine Control Module (ECM) controls the PCSV using a duty cycle signal. The ECM sets the OBDII code when the PCSV is out of factory specifications.
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