Ford Ranger/Explorer/Mountaineer 1991-1999

Evaporative Canister


See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: Evaporative canister mounting

The fuel evaporative emission control canister should be inspected for damage or leaks at the hose fittings. Repair or replace any old or cracked hoses. Replace the canister if it is damaged in any way. The canister is located on the left side radiator support, under the hood.


Ford has designed and tested the evaporative emission components to exceed 120,000 mi. (193,116km) or 10 years of vehicle use. No maintenance or service should be required, except in the case of damage or malfunction. If either condition should exist, simply replace that component.