What does "Evaporative Emission Control System Malfunction" mean? How difficult is this to fix?

Asked by Aug 22, 2014 at 03:21 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

146,625

When you pump gas in to your tank it displaces air and fumes.. That air is pushed by the displacement in to an activated-charcoal canister that is then purged by intake vacuum when you start the engine. Called EVAP. It's part of emissions so not like the old days when there was no rubber boot on the gas pump nozzle and the fumes came right out in your face and in to the air we all breathe. It depends on what is wrong with your EVAP to make a cost guess

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
146,625

Typical system..click to enlarge

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Shortcuts

Search Maintenance & Repair Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Maintenance & Repair Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 155,590
#2 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 105,940
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 86,710
View All