Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Aurora, Colorado
Car Year: 2000
Car Model: Forester L
Fuel Vapor Canister problem?
A few months ago I had a CEL code (I forget which one) in my 2000 Forester, which my mechanic traced to needing to replace the fuel vapor canister. (I admit that I did have a tendency to sometime over-fill the gas tank, which probably resulted in the canister finally getting over-saturated).
I have noticed though that ever since that time, my car does not seem to fill up quite as much as previously. The gas pump will usually click off too early. After it goes off, I can still usually manually pump anywhere from one to a few extra gallons into the tank. I don't want to risk over-filling it again and needing another canister though.
And now I don't seem to get nearly as many miles before the gas gauge again get to the "E".
Anyway...can the installation of this new fuel vapor canister be the cause of all this? Is it possible that some lines might be constricted, or the canister itself is causing this.
2000 Forester L