View Full Version : Vapor canister?
05-19-2008, 01:26 PM
Hey I was just curious if anyone is familiar with a "vapor canister"? I dont know what the hell it is or does exactly but my mercury marquis has one by the front bumper connected to the bumper support beam and two of the hoses are broken which im guessing is why my check engine light came on? I tried to J*B weld it but it just kept breaking from stress so i just put on some shit tape and im sure its still leaking.. What should i do?
05-21-2008, 09:14 AM
Go to autozone and have the codes read. I dunno what year you have if it would trigger a CEL or not with that. I just junked all that shit and saved a ton of weight.
05-21-2008, 04:55 PM
its a 97 but if i just junk that shit will it screw with me computer at all? or drivability of my vehicle?
05-21-2008, 05:08 PM
Yeah I wouldnt junk it on a OBD II vehicle. However I would see if pick n pull has any 97-96 cars in their yard and pull one out of those
05-22-2008, 09:02 AM
OBD II ??
05-22-2008, 10:08 AM
Any vehicle that is 1996 or newer has OBD II
05-22-2008, 11:05 AM
I thought you worked at a Ford dealer ... should probably just have your pals there fix it correctly.
05-23-2008, 10:01 AM
ford dealership?, Im sorry but i paint houses for a living. ( If that was directed towards me , If not sorry )
anyways i went into autozone the dipshits didnt even know anything about that stuff.. and the dealership wants more than i can handle to just take a look at it let alone fix the stinkin thing.
So im in a pickle weather i should just remove it or plastic weld the darn thing till it works. If it works that is.
05-23-2008, 07:46 PM
If the hoses are broken you should be able to section in some vacuum tubing that's made to handle fuel vapor and you should be alright. My 86 has a vapor canister in the same area. I'm not sure of the exact purpose but it I'm pretty sure it recovers fumes as part of the emission system. You'll probably have to get the codes cleared for the light to go off. Autozone should be able to pull and clear the code for you once the repair has been made.
05-26-2008, 12:40 AM
Instead of a vent to the atmosphere a charcoal canister stores the vapors until the engine is under a load and can use them. Its really quite worthless, but it will set a light on newer cars.
05-26-2008, 03:08 AM
I do believe burning the fumes is supposed to help with part-throttle fuel economy, much like the EGR system.
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