Bad EVAP Purge Valve/Solenoid symptoms?
I bought a used '01 Altima GXE. I've replaced wires/plugs/distributor,rotor/valve cover gasket/fuel filter
When i 1st got it the car had a severe hesitation accelerating. Everything I've done has helped bit by bit. I cleaned the EGR valve, the sensor had lots of carbon on it. I replaced all vacuum hoses visible. I also changed oil and filter.
The car has 212,000+ miles.
Now i have a code 0446 (EVAP purge/vent solenoid circuit condition
I think it means its blocked, or not activating.
I got under the car when it wasn't running and either the purge valve or the solenoid was vibrating like a bee you could hear it and feel it to the touch, i think its stuck open or closed, if its bad, could this cause acceleration to be in spurts and cause hesitation?
I disconnected the battery + & - and it was still buzzing.