1987 2.9L - Gas Leak/Evap Canister - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource
Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiast!

Go Back   Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource Arrow Ranger-Forums Technical Engine Forum Arrow 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech

2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech General discussion of 2.9L and 3.0L V6 Ford Ranger engines.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-10-2012
Thread Starter

I am: Ryan Richardson
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Vehicle: 1987 Ford Ranger XLT 4wd
Posts: 1
Total Props: 0
1987 2.9L - Gas Leak/Evap Canister

Hey guys. I've been using this site for a while to help me out with a few issues I've had in the past. This is my first official time posting, and I appreciate any advice in advance.

Here's what's going on: I hopped in my truck to go home after work and it started and idled normally. As I pressed on the accelerator, the engine shuddered and tried to die on me. Eventually, my brother and I towed it back to my house. I idled the truck as it was being towed so I could use power steering/breaks. When we got to the house, we noticed gas leaking out of the front (in good quantity), onto the street. Quickly, we rushed and opened the hood to find that the fuel was coming out of the Evaporation (Vapor) Canister. My brother released the pressure in the fuel system, and noted that there was hardly any pressure to begin with. We plugged one of the lines with a screwdriver, and removed the canister, for it was completely full of gas. My brother suggested that it might be a Purge Valve failure, but I'm not so sure. I'm not extremely experienced, but my Ranger has served as a great learning tool :)

Some things to note: I did not overfill the gas tank(s) (mine has two). The fuel filter does need to be changed after all these years. Unfortunately this model looks to have been built on top of the filter, so I need to reroute the whole shoot n' match.

Ranger Specs:
1987 Ford Ranger XLT 2.9L V-6 4wd Auto.
Attached Thumbnails
1987 2.9L - Gas Leak/Evap Canister-20121210_211723.jpg   1987 2.9L - Gas Leak/Evap Canister-20121210_211632.jpg   1987 2.9L - Gas Leak/Evap Canister-20121210_211656.jpg  
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
evap canister hose, cost? 1991 ranger xlt stockBody 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 0 04-13-2015 06:14 PM
Want to Buy: Evap Canister and Caps - GA frankd Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 0 04-19-2011 11:38 AM
Check Engine: Large EVAP leak? LancerRevo General Technical & Electrical 3 07-22-2010 07:56 PM
Evap canister wraith13 General Technical & Electrical 0 05-22-2010 05:08 PM
EVAP Leak '99 Ranger billj General Technical & Electrical 2 05-02-2009 06:24 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:07 AM.