Hi All :
Here's some help to those who
see that dreaded amber light comes on and a new EVAP canister is needed.
I just replaced my EVAP Canister & Shut
Valve and it would have been great to have some guidance to reduce the time it
took to do this job. I replaced these parts to resolve a code P1457 (Major EVAP
Leak) diagnosed at the dealership.
Order the correct parts. The Canister is simple (PN 17011-S84-A00). However, you
need to order the Canister Shut valve (PN 17310-S0X-A02) black in color with an
electrical connector and not to be confused with 17550-S84-A01 VALVE, VENT SHUT
(O.R.V.R.) which is white plastic and not the correct part. Order the 2 screws
(PN 93893-05010-08 SCREW-WASHER (5X10)) that holds the shut valve on the
canister as the old ones will be rusted and useless. I could not remove mine
even with vice grips.
2) When the parts
arrive, take a look and the canister and you will notice 4 plastic tube fittings
at one end of the canister, thankfully all different sizes. Notice the one
mounting bracket hole above all the tube fittings and the 4" slot in the other
end. This is how the canister is mounted to the underside of the car
3) The shut valve fits into the large hole
and is the only one, so no confusion. Use the O ring (taped to the side of the
canister) to form and seal between the canister and the shut valve and use the
ordered screws to secure the two parts together.
4) Jack up the diver side rear and remove the rear wheel. The
canister is located on the underside of the card directly below the driver side
passenger seat along with all the other EVAP components. The fittings end of the
canister is closest to the side of the car (thank you Acura). Carefully pull off
all the tubing making sure to not to create another leak by causing a hole the
rubber tube. The largest tube (tank vent) you will need to squeeze the fitting
to remove. Remove the one electrical connector.
5) Locate the mount bolt directly above all the tube fittings.
Put some anti-rust spray on the bolt heat (it will be rusted) and using a socket
with extension remove the bolt. Once out, pull the canister toward the divers
side and it should come free from the slot bracket at the other end of the
canister. The canister should come free and fall into your hands.
6) Locate the new canister into the cavity
and slide the end into the slot. Push the canister up to line up the bolt hole
and screw in the old bolt. This may take a few attempts as you pretty much have
to do this blind. Connect the one electrical connector and the four tubes to the
correct sized fitting. This tubes are formed to go to a particular fitting so
there should be no confusion.
back on, jack down and beer in hand cause you're done.