The fuel tank vapor charcoal canister is located on the right hand front frame rail behind the radiator. It's basic purpose is to help protect the environment and increase fuel mileage. It does this by capturing fuel vapors and preventing them from escaping to the atmosphere. It then stores the fumes and sends them back to the fuel tank or engine intake for combustion as needed. Over the years, the charcoal will stop absorbing vapor effectively which requires the canister to be changed.
The previous owner of my 84 LX convertible removed the charcoal canister and ever since I've had the car it would always smell like gas after being parked. Since I have hooked this up the gas smell has gone away. I will be mounting it inside the passenger fender well for a clean look.
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This is a 2.3L 4banger! There has been many exterior upgrades, new paint, cobra R rims, custom cut (length and width) hash marks and mustang rocker stripe. Engine upgrades are in the future for this ...