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Fuel canister My tire blew and took a chunk out of the side of the vapor canister. About the size of a quarter. If I cover this with an epoxy that will harden will the correct pressure be restored to make the check engine light go off? I really don't want to spend the $650 estimate to replace the canister if I don't have to.

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    Beth Allen Mar 20, 2014

    It's a 2006 Chevy Aveo if that makes any difference.



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Visit the wreckers that wrecks your make of vehicle and get a good second hand unit. The unit handles fuel and fuel vapours and fuel and epoxy do not mix so the patch will probably fall off after a short time. consider this --the cost will be what you say but the cost in fuel from reduced economy and fuel related problems will soon exceed that cost

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SOURCE: Check Engine light---P1445 Vapor Canister purge

Hello... It is located under the rear center of the vehicle, behind the axle.

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SOURCE: my 2002 toyota sienna has evap system malfunction

You are on the right track, you replaced the vent valve and replaced the vsv valve in the engine compartment that should of solved the problem as long as the correct valves were replaced, i would check for a leak in a hose for the evap system, a smoke test would be a good way, the canister may not be the problem but the valves on the canister, there are a few vsv valves on the canister and also the pressure sensor, the switching valve is very common also, there are so many valves thats why the dealer replacing the canister as an asm, hope this helps also make sure gas cap is good.

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SOURCE: avalanche won't take fuel need

It could be. However, if the vapor canister is saturated, there is usually something wrong with the EVAP system that caused it.
I would first look under the truck at the fuel fill neck and hoses to make sure that there is no obvious damage or kinks in the hoses or pipes.
Then I would scan the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) to make sure there are no EVAP codes. If there are any fault codes present, these need to be diagnosed and repaired FIRST.

Other possible causes:
Fuel limiter vent valve stuck closed
Check valve stuck closed
EVAP canister vent solenoid stuck closed
Ignition switch in ON position while refueling
High fuel temperature

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