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What are the hoses on a gas tank of a89 olds, ceira cutlus called? Have asked dealer and they don't even know

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Are you referring to the vapor lines ?, also known as the EVAP hoses.


These hoses lead to the evaporative emission canister.

The main purpose of the system is to prevent fuel vapors from dispersing into the atmosphere.

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