How do you tell if fuel evap canister is bad?
I have an '89 Legend Coupe, and I have already did a search for the "fuel evap" canister in all the past forums, and could not find the answer anywhere to this: If your fuel evap canister is bad, how can you tell? I took mine out for inspection, and I don't smell anything, and I shook it up and down, and heard the charcoal loose in the inside. Mine does not have any cracks in it or anything, so does that mean it is good? Lastly, WHAT is the hose in the bottom center of the can suppossed to be connected to? I have looked everywhere down in there around the engine bay, and can't find what is connects to. The OTHER three hoses on top of the can are connected all to what they are suppossed to be connected to. I am stil trying to pass CA smog here in L.A., and am wondering if a bad evap canister would cause me not to pass smog. Thanks.