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2003 Ford Explorer Question: cost to repair a small leak on evaporative emission system



manavarrette, 4.0L V6 SOHC, El Paso, TX, September 10, 2010, 11:35

How much does it cost to repair/replace a small leak on evaporative emission system.

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    September 10, 2010, 14:21

    First you need to locate the leak. A small leak is only about .020" in size, so you need special EVAP testing tools to find it. I do Emissions Diagnosis and Repair work in California at a Gold Shield Emissions Station, which means that the State sends us the really hard to repair Emissions issues.
    Ford Explorers have several places where they leak, the Fuel Filler Neck, the Canister Vent Valve, Vapor Control Valve and even the Fuel Cap.
    Take your Ford to a shop that knows what all of these terms mean.


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    Visitor, November 09, 2010, 21:12

    what about a 03 dodge Caravan with 2.5 engine. where can it be ?

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    Visitor, December 02, 2010, 17:56

    i have an emissions leak in my titan 2008 truck according to the plug in computer thing that tells you whats wrong with your car, and i understand that to put the gas into the truck its about 100 dollars. but depending on how big and where the leak is how much does it range to fix whats wrong with it? if you were to quess? if you can answer this please reply and i will check this page.

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    Visitor, January 07, 2011, 19:39

    Hi Dandd: I'm a female with a 1996 Ford Escort....so I bo't a CanOBD2 Diagnostic tool 3100. My engine light keeps coming on and now the break light is. Can you give me any suggestions......being not a male, this is fairly new to me. Thanx, Odessa, TX

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