Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Evaporative Emission Control Canister

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Cost of Replacing 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. Our certified technicians can come to you and diagnose the problem. You will receive a $30 credit towards any follow-up repairs that result from the diagnostic. Following are example prices for Evaporative Emission Control Canister Replacement. Click on the button below to get an upfront quote for your car.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Volkswagen Passat $648 $578.17 $70.00 5% $685.67
2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo $381 $191.60 $189.00 21% $481.85
2004 Mazda 3 $392 $266.36 $126.00 14% $459.86
2014 Lincoln Navigator $308 $216.58 $91.00 13% $356.33
2014 BMW 650i xDrive Gran Coupe $385 $307.57 $77.00 9% $425.82
2010 BMW M3 $605 $534.64 $70.00 5% $642.14
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How to Diagnose a Bad or Failing Evaporative Emission Control Canister?

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Evaporative Emission Control Canister

The smell of gasoline is difficult to miss, and even more difficult to ignore once you’ve smelled it. It is caustic and burns the nose, and can be very dangerous if inhaled and cause nausea, headaches and breathing problems. The amount of fuel vapors that can escape from a vehicle are strictly regulated, and the evaporative emission control canister helps keep everything working with valves, hoses, charcoal canister as well as a sealed gas cap.

Fuel is going to evaporate into a vapor, and that vapor is stored in the charcoal canister for later use in the engine as an important part of the air/fuel mixture. Particulates can accumulate on the emission control canister and wreak havoc with the valves and solenoids, even potentially cracking the charcoal canister itself. While a cracked or dirty canister is not a reason to be immediately concerned, the fact that fuel or fuel fumes can leak out is a big problem and needs to be addressed immediately.

1. Check Engine Light is on

The Check Engine Light can go on for dozens of different reasons, but if you see that particular light in combination with the strong odor of gasoline fumes then it’s a possibility that your evaporative emission control canister is the problem.

2. Raw fuel smell

If you’re smelling raw fuel, and you’re standing near the back of your vehicle, then it’s a possibility that this emissions-important part is failing and allowing fuel to escape from your gas tank.

3. Collapsed or leaking fuel tank

If the evaporative emission control canister undergoes a catastrophic failure, the gas tank can actually collapse – if the car has a solid-type gas cap. If there is a whooshing sound when the cap is removed, suspect the problem is venting-related. No maintenance schedule exists for this particular part, but the canister can easily become clogged or damaged and begin to leak. If that happens, be sure to consult a mechanic at your earliest convenience.

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Chris

19 years of experience
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Chris
19 years of experience
Chi's is a darn good mechanic! He explains everything, is easy to work with and even gives tips on how to save on the repairs. I definitely recommend him.
2010 FORD ESCAPE - EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL CANISTER - SAN CLEMENTE, CALIFORNIA

Omar

9 years of experience
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Very nice and knowledgeable about his work.
2008 KIA RONDO - EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL CANISTER - POMPANO BEACH, FLORIDA

Patrick

12 years of experience
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Patrick was very thorough and thoughtful. I had a EVAP code engine light come on in my car and he took car the problem for me. Patrick went above and beyond my expectations by visually inspecting the entire car for the overall operation and performance. He listened to my concerns and assured me about the overall health of my car was good.
2000 HYUNDAI SONATA - EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL CANISTER - RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

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30 years of experience
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Matthew was very friendly, and took time to explain to me what repair he was making as he was making it. He was prompt. He took his time and gave more than the expected attention to the different problems that need addressed with my car. I will definitely call on him again.
2002 HYUNDAI SONATA - EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL CANISTER - NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA

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