I found my answer on the inter web. Thank you for telling me what that Thing was. I found out that is used to burn the built up fuel tank vapors through the tb. If the vapors do not get released, bad stuff will happen. I am going to block off the hole at the throttle body and just vent the canister to the open air until I buy a new solenoid
For the dying, check your Idle Air Control, Throttle Position Sensor, Fuel Pressure, Engine Coolant Temperature sensor, Manifold Air Pressure, thermostat, and maybe you Air Charge Temperature sensor, in that order. oldfuelinjection.com has testing procedures for the sensors.
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