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EVAP (Evaporative Emission Control) system

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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Canister Purge Solenoid
Common signs of a problem with a car EVAP canister purge solenoid include rough idle, difficult starting, and the Check Engine Light turning on.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Evaporative Emission Control Canister
Common signs include the Check Engine Light coming on, raw fuel smell coming from the back of the car, and a collapsed or leaking fuel tank.
Is it Safe to Drive With an EVAP Leak?
While it is safe to drive with an EVAP system leak, it causes excess car pollution. Fixing the problem is often as simple as tightening the gas cap.
What Does the Fuel Cap Warning Light Mean?
The fuel cap light tells you when a leak has been detected in your car, most likely from a loose gas cap.
How to Replace an Evaporative Emission Control Canister
Emissions are regulated by the EVAP emission control canister which fails when the fuel tank gauge does not work or you fail an emissions test.
How to Clean Evaporator Drain Tubes
The air conditioning system on a car has evaporator drain tubes than need cleaning if there is dirty air in the car or it is not blowing consistently.
How to Replace a Canister Purge Solenoid
The canister purge solenoid prevents harmful vapor from releasing into the atmosphere. A faulty solenoid will not allow you to pass an emissions test.

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EVAP canister
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Hello Melissa, thank you for writing in. We can absolutely help you replace the EVAP canister or other malfunctioning parts in the system. If there is a vacuum leak in the system, you will need to locate it. An EVAP...
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I have a problem with my 1985 Mercedes 280SE. I need your help to fix this problem. I can't start the engine from first time.
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Where is the leak detection pump on a 2010 challenger rt
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Where is the fuel vapor leak detection pump located
The leak detection pump, also known as the EVAP system integrity module (ESIM), is Mopar Part No. 4861962AB for your car. The ESIM is an emissions control device and is typically mounted on the vapor canister in the rear of...
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Check engine light is on. The gas cap is okay and the vent sensor by crankcase seems okay too. What could it be?
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Check Engine light on error code P0442
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The check engine light is on and it's say gas cap what price range am I lookin at to have it fixed
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How do you test a used vapor canister?
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Can you tell me how to remove the charcoal canister in a 02 hyundai sonata 2.4l it needs the foam replaced
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Check Engine Light on and off, reader gives P0446 error 1999 Toyota Corolla
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I have 2013 ford mustang and right now the check fuel check inlet just showed up what do I do now
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My car shows the check engine light, the computer showed code P0455, and it shakes and vibrates at stops and during acceleration.
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whining noise front of engine, EVAP and temperature control
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Code P0455 2004 Audi A4 2.0T
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Hey there! I can't seem to find the location of my canister purge valve on my 91 Chevy G20 5.7L 350
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I have a 2004 Mercedes Benz ML350.
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