This system is designed to limit gasoline vapor, which normally escapes from the fuel tank, from discharging into the atmosphere. Vapor absorption is accomplished through the use of the charcoal canister which stores the vapors until they can be removed and burned in the combustion process.
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The evaporative canister is mounted to a bracket located behind the front fascia on the passenger's side of the vehicle.
Check the evaporative emission control system every 15,000 miles. The evaporative canister does not require periodic service. Inspect the fuel vapor lines and the vacuum hoses for proper connections and correct routing, as well as condition. Replace clogged, damaged or deteriorated parts as necessary. Refer to the Vehicle Emission Control Information Label, located under the hood, for routing of the canister hoses.
The evaporative system uses a special type of hoses. If it becomes necessary to replace any of the hoses, use only fuel resistant hoses.