Suzuki Vitara: EVAP Problem & Discontinued Parts!?

Suzuki Vitara: EVAP Problem & Discontinued Parts!?

It is time to adapt, improvise and overcome as they say. In this video we have a look at Suzuki Vitara that cam in the shop with a few problems, one of them being an EVAP code. It did not take long to figure out the canister vent valve was faulty and NO LONGER MADE! Time to go to plan B. -Enjoy!

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Jairo SendsIt says:

I had to do something similar with a Saturn vue a rat ate the knock sensor harness and left about nothing to repair but it had a j35 Honda engine so I called them got a similar part but had to cut it up and solder some of the old harness on but it took care of the money light

D Pyles says:

Simply good, honest, resourceful repairs with a serious concern for your customer. I do wish there were more techs like you! Most shops would have kicked this thing to the curb and left the customer in limbo with the "no parts available" conclusion and never looked back. Your a great guy Eric — don't get cocky!!!

kerryithm2 says:

Wham -Bam, U the Man & one helluva HUMANTARIAN Today!! Hoo-rah.

Jack says:

Nice work! Lucky car owner

Duncan MacKenzie says:

Thinking outside the the box now and then to get the job done, and you've got a new full time customer. Good fix! Thanks for the video.

movieguy73 says:

can you just bypass the valve?

daveyio87 says:

Great fix! I was thinking the same idea in my head for the modification!

Pine Hollow Auto Diagnostics says:

Nice retrofit of the GM Vent valve, Eric! Wonder if my XL-7 will have this problem sometime down the road. Hopefully the KROWN will prolong the life of the OEM valve. But usually you can rip apart the original one and make it work again 🙂

tin pin says:

Exactly what I thought you were going to do after you said it was a pretty standard evap system! Nice work!

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