My '98 Olds LSS (Eighty Eight, 3.8L, N/A) has a constant check engine
light. The previous owner's (halfassed) mechanic said it had to do
with the fuel/purge canister system. A new gas cap was tried, no help.
So, having not yet gotten my hands on a code reader, I checked the
vent system. All of the lines from the tank to the throttle body are
free and clear, and both solenoids work when +12v is applied (the one
on the canister closes, the one near the TB opens).
However, with the gas cap off I can not blow any air through the vent
line from under the car. I would've thought that I'd be able to pump
air right through it. Is there a check valve or another solenoid ontop
of the tank that I should know about? The entire fuel sending unit was
replaced by said mechanic a while back, I'm wondering if he buggered
something up, up there. It has been known to hiss when the gas cap is
removed, so hopefully it's something obvious up there. Comments?