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Old 06-05-2013, 04:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Carbon Canister

I have an 88GT.
The Carbon Canister is broken (has been for years). Is this thing needed? What does it do?

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Wife, 2 kids, busy job, "fixer upper" house, and I still have time for the Mustang!!!

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Old 01-07-2014, 04:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Carbon Canister

The carbon canister is part of the vapor recovery system designed to direct fuel vapors/pressure from the fuel tank into the engine instead of the atmosphere. Some issues if it is broken is that it can cause a vacuum leak that affects air/fuel at idle. It can also be plugged, which can cause the fuel tank to 'burp' when you try and fill it up.
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