Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Evaporation Emission System

asked by on

Check engine light came on Dealer says found plug "ripped out" of evap control at back of car & needs wiring harness. how does it get "ripped out"???

My car has 80750 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: This is not a common problem when it comes ...

This is not a common problem when it comes to evaporation emission systems. Although, it is not possible to tell how it may have been ripped out, I would recommend getting a second opinion by another qualified mechanic such as one from YourMechanic as this is very uncommon and suggests that someone may have tampered with this. As you may know the harness for this system is tucked away up underneath the rear of the car and powers things like the EVAP solenoid and other components related to the emissions system. Since this is an imperative system and will cause the car to fail an emissions test, I would recommend having this EVAP issue diagnosed at your earliest convenience.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Evaporative Emissions Control

If your problem is only related to not being able to put fuel in your tank, this may actually be related to your evaporative emissions system rather than the fuel tank itself. The EVAP system prevents fuel vapors from the...

Q: Car rough idles sputters and jumps rpm after changing ignition coil cap and rotor.

Check the spark plug wires on the distributor and on the engine. It seems that you have one or more wires crossed and the engine is firing on the wrong stoke causing the engine to run rough and make the...

Q: I have a 2004 hyundai sante fa with 225,000 miles. Would you spend 2000 on a paint job for it. Paint fadding.

Hi there. The Hyundai Santa Fe is a very reliable and dependable SUV, however, spending $2,000 on a new paint job is a risky proposition above 200,000 miles. It's usually around this time period when the vehicle will begin to...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...