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
2008 Nissan Pathfinder $348 $278.20 $70.00 9% $385.70
2003 Dodge Neon $179 $108.56 $70.00 17% $216.06
2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo $381 $191.60 $189.00 21% $481.85
2008 Audi A4 Quattro $490 $419.58 $70.00 7% $527.08
2011 Acura TSX $200 $88.18 $112.00 23% $260.18
2009 Porsche Cayenne $230 $159.84 $70.00 14% $267.34
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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

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Chris worked quickly on this as well and got
2003 LEXUS RX300 - EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL CANISTER - IRVINE, CALIFORNIA

Patrick

30 years of experience
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I had what was, in my mind, a kind of repair emergency, and our scheduled appt on Tuesday had to be cancelled due to weather. Patrick fit me in on Wednesday,and got me back on the road, and I am beyond grateful! Patrick is great!
2005 FORD MUSTANG - EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL CANISTER - AUSTIN, TEXAS

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16 years of experience
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Erick
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Erick made me 100% confident in not only his ability to fix the problem, but also to give me an honest, professional opinion.
2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER - EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL CANISTER - FRISCO, TEXAS

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The entire My Mechanic experience was fantastic from start to finish. The online platform to request a bid and book an appointment was seamless. The communication from there all the way until Rigoberto showed up at our door was perfect. Rigoberto was also excellent. Clearly knowledgeable, asked good questions, made some recommendations and was in and out with the new part installed in less than 45 minutes. Really an incredible experience all the way around. I will be recommending Rigoberto and My Mechanic to all.
2012 KIA SORENTO - EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL CANISTER - CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

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