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"evap canister" almost cracked off. What exactly does it do? Should it be replaced?

1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee I-6: I have just about cracked off a black box just behind the driver's side of the front bumper. I have checked the lines running to it and they read "evap canister." It also runs a hose to the box covering the exhaust valves. What is the evap canister. Is it necessary, and if so should I replace it?

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Yes, you should replace it. This canister is to take the fumes from your gas tank into your engine. You need this to pass your state smog test.

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