Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: , Northeast Ohio,
Re: Wet weather problems
I had two rain related issues in the past.
Problem1: #2 Spark plug wire was chaffed due to the rough casting in were the spark plug wires lay.
Solution: Had to smooth down the the casting with a dremel and grinding stone and wrap the wires with plastic loom. Replace wire also.
Problem 2: Fuel tank vent line hanging down by the rear wheel used to suck up water
and clog the charcoal canister.
Solution: Removed that vent hose from the charcoal canister, replaced the charcoal canister, and added a small aftermarket air filter to that port of the charcoal canister.
Also found the vent solenoid internally corroded(the one by the fuel rail) and replaced it.
I have not had a problem in 100,000 miles and have had no gas smells on a hot day
after a fill up either.
To tell you the truth, I do not know if this was a better option than just doing a canisterectomy or not. I just thought to keep system intact and eliminate the water in the canister problem.
Hope this helps.
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