Friend has a 08/09 Nissan Rogue with the check engine light on. Ran my OBD2 scanner on it and pulled a single code, P0444, which indicates per my search the Purge Control Solenoid Valve. When I search for this my results are typically for the Nissan Altima. So is the PCSV located under the car on the charcoal canister or in the engine bay? When I do find the valve can it be ohm'd with a meter?


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It's under the hood on the right side of engine compartment. Unplug the connector, figure out which side is the computer controlled ground. Backprobe the ground wire. put a vacuum pump on it and ground the solenoid. Do this when the engine is hot and do it several times.

Check per tsb ntb05-053 as well. It covers harness rub through by the wiper motor setting any of 6 evap codes including p0444.

Spec on the solenoid is 35 ohms with no mention of temperature.

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  • BY chance do you know the ohm readings I should be looking for to indicate a good or bad solenoid? Jul 22, 2016 at 12:59
  • @Darth_Vader It doesn't specify a temperature but it should be 35 ohms.
    – Ben
    Jul 22, 2016 at 14:34
  • Do you have a picture on it in the engine bay? Ive looked at several locations and cant determine where it is and where you suggested appears to be a different type of canister then ive seen on trucks. Jul 24, 2016 at 17:01
  • @Darth_Vader I added a picture out of a service manual. F32 in the diagram I circled it.
    – Ben
    Jul 24, 2016 at 19:54

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