|06-05-2013, 04:30 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Wood Ridge NJ USA
I have an 88GT.
The Carbon Canister is broken (has been for years). Is this thing needed? What does it do?
So what if its "midlife crisis".
Wife, 2 kids, busy job, "fixer upper" house, and I still have time for the Mustang!!!
I Love my kids!!!
|01-07-2014, 04:15 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2000
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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