The evaporative emission canister (sometimes referred to as the charcoal canister) is part of a system that prevents fumes from the gas tank from being discharged into the air. The canister is located in the engine compartment. The gas fumes are absorbed by activated charcoal located in the canister.
- Inspect the hoses to the canister for holes, cracks or other damage.
- Check the purge lines from the canister for proper installation.
- Replace the canister and/or hoses if damaged.
- On 1977-79 models a canister filter located in the bottom should be replaced every 25,000 miles (40,000 km).