Do you have to pull the gas tank to replace a charcoal canister on 2007 Avalon?

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Asked by Apr 25, 2015 at 07:28 AM about the Toyota Avalon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Check engine light came on and dealer says I need to replace the charcoal canister Part
number 7774007020. I can buy one for $215 and would like to put it on myself.  Shop
time estimate is 3.5 hours.  Does the gas tank need to be removed?  Any advise would
be appreciated.

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Those CCs came into being when we realized that gas vapors were being released into the atmosphere through the gas tank vent- so now, the released vapors are filtered thru the canister before venting- they have been on cars since the '70s- is it necessary to replace one? Do they reach saturation? Is yours located by the gas tank? I don't know, but it sounds suspicious to me- I would get a second opinion-

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