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2004 toyota rav 4 where is the charcoal canister located on this vehicle

Engine light is on. Dealer said its the cat conv. I replaced it the two sensors and the gas cap. Dealer says its the charcoal condenser. I'm trying to find it but can't.

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SOURCE: 1996 Toyota Previa code p0441

P0441 is Evap Emission Incorrect Purge Flow; the repair you are describing is easy, and should correct the P0441 restricition...I would anticipate no large problems.

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SOURCE: need a charcoal canister according to dealer - how

This is a simple fix. Any junk yard will have what your looking for and the canister slides in and out with only a couple of bolts. I think its a 10mm or 12mm socket/wrench and there should be a metal band around a black canister. Remove the band and the hoses with a screw driver and a pair of pliers. If you need mark the hoses with some thing that you will remember the placement ie. tape. Once you have the old canister out reverse the steps and put back together. Once it is back together turn your key to the on position and wait 1min. then start.
P.S. When you get the canister from the junk yard make sure the canister doesn't have any cracks or holes in it.

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SOURCE: 1981 Toyota Hiace (18R) Charcoal canister leaking petrol.

This sounds overfilled to me. Liquid should not get to the canister, only vapors, look for exactly what separates and stops liquid fuel, somewhere along the vent line... Sometimes on top of fuel tank.

BUT, it sounds like you are seriously overfilling. Gas comes out of the ground cool, then heats up in your tank. Put much less fuel in gas tank.

Fuel no longer lubricates anything, so no issue with full time LPG, but starting is commonly an issue, and most designs start with gas and cross over automatically to LPG, after warmed up.


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SOURCE: can the charcoal canister on a 2000 toyota avalon

It can only be replaced. The charcoal canister is just like a filter. Usually, emission parts have a warranty and that it's suppose last a certain amount of years. I would check with the dealer with this issue.

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SOURCE: please where is the charcoal canister on toyota

It is located in the rear of the vehicle, underneath. It's above the rear suspention components, between the gas tank and the depression in the trunk designed for the spare tire.

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

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