Question about 2002 Buick Century
HERE IS A DESCRIPTION OF THE CANISTER AND WHAT NOT TO DO TO KEEP IT WORKING LONGER.
Operation: The charcoal canister holds the fuel vapors collected by the evaporative emissions system until the engine is started and the purge valve opens allowing the vapors to flow back into the intake manifold to be burned. The canister filter is responsible for removing dirt and foreign objects from the air before entering the bottom of the charcoal canister. Advice: Not all charcoal canisters have serviceable filters. Check the repair guides for the vehicle that you are working on.
When topping off your gas tank, it is best to stop pumping when the pump nozzle kicks off the first time. Continuing to add gas, trying to squeeze in as much as possible can overfill the system allowing raw gas to travel through the fuel vapor lines saturating the charcoal canister rendering it useless and in need of replacement.
THE VAPOR CANISTER IS LOCATED ON THE RIGHT OR LEFT FRONT OF THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT, JUST FOLLOW THE VACUUM HOSES FROM THE ENGINE. TO REMOVE, LABEL EVERY HOSE TO INSURE PROPER INSTALLATION, TAKE PICTURES, REMOVE THE HOSES, CUT OFF IF POSSIBLE ABOUT 3/8" FROM EVERY HOSE TO MAKE THE FITTING TIGHT IN THE NEW CANISTER. THE WAY I DO IT IS THAT I REMOVE A HOSE FORM THE OLD CANISTER, CUT A 3/8" FROM THE TIP AND INSERT THE HOSE IT IN THE NEW CANISTER, THIS WAY I MAKE SURE I DON'T MIX THEM UP. BOTH WAYS ARE ACCEPTABLE. GOOD LUCK!! DON'T FORGET TO RATE THIS POST!!
Posted on Oct 03, 2010
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