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I am tired of having the CEL for an evap leak, so I figured I would see if I can find the problem.<br>A year ago I was told by a mechanic that he smoked my system and my canister was leaking.<br>Mind you, he also told me my ECU was bad, when it was the Front O2 sensor bad. ...<p>But none the less, I have a leak and figure I will start there. So today, I looked under the rear of my car, as he said it was there.. and found this by the right rear wheel next to the tank..<p><IMG SRC="http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b185/viriiguy/IMG_0223.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b185/viriiguy/IMG_0224.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b185/viriiguy/IMG_0225.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Would that be the canister in question?<br>Sorry for the quality.. the iPhone does not take the best pics.<p>Thanks,<br>Randy
 

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Re: Is this my Evaporator Canister? (ViriiGuy)

I just took a quick look through VADIS and I think you've got it. 95% Sure! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Is this my Evaporator Canister? (BEJinFbk)

Kewl, Thanks for that. It looks like rain this weekend, so I guess I will try to take off from work at 3 tomorrow and do it then. It looks like I should clean up and paint the bracket/cage too.
 

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I thought the Evap Canister was behind the front driverside fender ???
 

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Re: (Chilled Man)

In his '99 S, it looks like it's in back. ( I'm not positive, so bring on any corrections! )<br>You've got the wagon thing down, and now coupes, I'm surprised you haven't had your evil way with any sedans yet! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I have been told that depending upon the chassis number, 99's can be either in the front or the back.
 

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Re: (Papa_Kirlo)

I won't SWEAR to it, but I believe that is the same code.<br>I have not checked mine in a few weeks, as it is always there and always jsut that one code. But it basically could be anything in the evap system that is leaking. Fromtwhat I read, it is often times a cracked hose at the connection to the canister. However, I was told that they performed a smoke test on mine and it was the canister. So that is where I am going to start.<p>Hopefully today.
 

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I checked my code again before starting on the car today, my code is 442, small evap leak.<p>So to recap my situation really quick... About a year ago, a local indie "Volvo Expert" said he smoked tested my evap system. He told me my evap canister was cracked and he then quoted me $800 plus to fix it. I balked at the price and he told me not to worry about it, as it would not affect anything any way. <p>So I ignored it. I check my codes fairly regularly as my CEL is always on due to the evap leak and my car run rich, smokes white smoke a little and has a mildly rough idle sometimes (850ish-910ish bounce).<p>So today I put the car up on ramps and climb under to remove the canister. While trying to find the right tool for the screw, I noticed the 1 3/4 inch?? rubber hose going into the canister had several small cracks where it connected. So I cut off about 2 inches of hose and walked down the street to buy a hose clamp. I put the remainder of the hose back together with the new clamp and cleared my codes.<p>After driving it almost 90 KMs, I still have no CEL. Nor do I have any sour, rich smelling exhaust or smoke. The idle... I am not really certain if it is fixed or not yet, as it comes and goes under certain conditions. Like sitting at a red light. In drive, but brakes held down.<p>So the $800 repair cost me $1.06 and about 15 minutes of my time. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> I spent more time getting all my tools out and putting them back away, than the entire repair.
 

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Re: (BEJinFbk)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>BEJinFbk</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">In his '99 S, it looks like it's in back. ( I'm not positive, so bring on any corrections! )<br>You've got the wagon thing down, and now coupes, I'm surprised you haven't had your evil way with any sedans yet! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>LOL i used to not anymore and the coupe is totaly useless. <p>I am stickign with wagons forever <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: (Chilled Man)

Recently, after I fill up, I notice the smell of gas in the garage. It's not spilled gas. Is this a function of a failing evap canister? Does overfilling the tank cause problems?
 

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Re: (ViriiGuy)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ViriiGuy</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>So today I put the car up on ramps and climb under to remove the canister. While trying to find the right tool for the screw, I noticed the 1 3/4 inch?? rubber hose going into the canister had several small cracks where it connected. So I cut off about 2 inches of hose and walked down the street to buy a hose clamp. I put the remainder of the hose back together with the new clamp and cleared my codes.<br>.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>That's the "J" hose, the cheapest of the EVAP code repairs
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>imslovo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Recently, after I fill up, I notice the smell of gas in the garage. It's not spilled gas. Is this a function of a failing evap canister? Does overfilling the tank cause problems?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Never overfill your gas tank for just this reason- it will eventually cause problems with the evap canister. <p>That said, there are many causes for gas fumes- could be a leak in the evap system, bad gas cap, or in one of the fuel lines themselves. I take it no check engine light? Sounds like you just overfilled it- easy fix for that one.
 

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Re: (BEJinFbk)

98 had them in the front or back too. two of my 98's are front mount and the T5 is rear. It's a crapshoot.
 
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