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I get the exact same codes as Jubilee99Altima's. The mechanics said the purge valve should be replaced with $189 for parts and $35 for labor. I'm not sure if this could solve the knock sensor and O2 sensor problems.
The symptom, other than the SEL, of my Altima 98 GXE is every time when I open the gas cap, I can hear a sound like some air is entering or leaving the tank, like the air pressure inside is very different than outside, especially after the full tank of gas is used up. Then after I open the gas cap, the car is hard to be started, it takes 5-10 seconds. But it has no problem to start if I don't open the cap.
From the symptom above, can anybody help me to see if the purge valve is the reason?
Also, does anybody know where to buy the purge valve with a lower price?
Thanks a lot.
Last edited by wonder; 08-02-2008 at 11:43 PM.