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
2003 Toyota Sienna $592 $522.30 $70.00 5% $629.80
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 $212 $141.92 $70.00 15% $249.42
2014 Dodge Durango $189 $118.72 $70.00 16% $226.22
2005 Acura TL $217 $146.88 $70.00 14% $254.38
2011 Cadillac CTS $450 $162.84 $287.00 25% $603.59
2011 Porsche Boxster $377 $306.58 $70.00 9% $414.08
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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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Jose

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Jose
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Jose is a great mechanic. Respectful young man. He fixes the vehicle and he knows his stuff. Highly recommended. Thanks
1999 FORD CROWN VICTORIA - EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL CANISTER - PORT RICHEY, FLORIDA

Nicholas

8 years of experience
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Nicholas
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When Nick arrived we got right down to business. I explained some additional issues with my car and Nick went through and diagnosed some other issues. The service was timely as I had to leave for work immediately after the repair. He also noted to my husband some additional services my car needs and sent a follow up quote with a time estimate for how long it would take.
2004 INFINITI G35 - EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL CANISTER - RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA

Kyle

9 years of experience
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Fast and professional service. Kyle was not only professional, but was very personable and answered all my concerns. The service was performed without a hiccup.
2007 HUMMER H2 - EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL CANISTER REPLACEMENT - DAYTON, OHIO

John

17 years of experience
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John
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John came to do a warranty inspection after I had an emissions system part replaced. My car had started leaking gas as I pumped the fuel into it. He was able to detect the problem and replaced the emissions cylinder again, as well as the damaged hose. It was not a minor mistake that had been made originally and having a gas leak was very serious to me. He was very efficient and explained how one part was actually put back in the wrong place. I would definitely use John as my mechanic for any future work that needs to be done on my vehicle.
2003 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER - EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL CANISTER - WINTER GARDEN, FLORIDA

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