The evaporative emission system stores gasoline vapors which rise from the sealed fuel system. The system prevents these unburned hydrocarbons from polluting the atmosphere. It consists of a charcoal vapor storage canister, valves and interconnecting lines. The system should be inspected every 60,000 miles (96,000 km).
For more information on the evaporative emission system, please refer to Driveability & Emission Controls of this guide.
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- Visually inspect the fuel vapor and vacuum lines for loose connections, sharp bends, distortion, cracks or fuel leakage.
- Inspect the canister for cracks or damage.
- Replace components as necessary.