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Replace the Charcoal canister in my 2002 Toyota Tacoma pre runner ?

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How do I replace the Charcoal canister in my 2002 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Boxer54 replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for trusting Just Answer with your Toyota question. I will be happy to help you with this concern. Are you replacing the cannister due to a check engine light or is it damaged?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
They put the diaganotic on it and the only code that came up was P0441, I checked the gas cap and it looked okay the O-ring looked okay. The opriginal reason was because of a Check Engine Light coming on.
Expert:  Boxer54 replied 3 years ago.
Almost every time we see this code, the cannister is NOT the cause. There is a cannister close valve and the purge solenoid under the hood that are more likely to cause this and need to be checked first. A good deal of the time, a hose near the air cleaner comes off while checking the air filter and this whelk cause this code. Do you know where these valves are and how to check them?
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Where is the close valve and purge solenoid?
Expert:  Boxer54 replied 3 years ago.
They are located on the drivers side inner fender. There are 2 valves, side by side, behind the fuse box.

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