Hello, and thank you for letting us help you with your automotive question. This is the evaporative emissions or charcoal canister. It is made to hold fuel vapors to be brunt off at a later time. Fuel will leak out of it once it is full and can not longer hold vapors. It becomes full from age or if the fuel tank is over filled too many times. I hope this helps. The hoses that are connected is all that should be there. If you need more help let me kno.
I am having difficulty starting my car and am not sure if it has got to do with the carbi??? I have CRC sprayed the Carbi to lossen up the stickiness and its starting alright but the idle seem to fluctuate and is not holding??
If this canister is full then it will also cause the vehicle to not run correctly. It will cause it to run rich. You need to start by replacing this and also cleaning out the carb if it is very dirty. If that still does not help then you may need to rebuild the carb on this vehicle.
Thanks for the advise and will do as you said.