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Signs of a Failing EVAP canister

The canister purge valve, also commonly referred to as the purge valve, is an important component of your Evaporative Emission Control (EVAP) system. This system restricts the fuel vapours created in your fuel tank from escaping into the atmosphere by trapping them in a charcoal canister. When your engine begins to run at regular speed, the EVAP system slowly allows these vapours to be released into your engine, which burn like regular fuel. The flow of these vapours is controlled by your canister purge valve, which regulates when and how much of these vapours enter your engine. The canister purge valve is electrically operated, and is also referred to commonly as a solenoid. The most common purge valve issues are when the purge valve is stuck open or closed, or does not open at the proper time. The symptoms are listed below that may indicate your canister purge valve is not functioning properly. 1. Check Engine Light Is On The first sign of trouble for your canister purge valve is the

5 Signs of a bad Car suspension system

Comfortable driving comes from a good suspension system, all the parts of the suspension work together to absorb the shocks that'll make you not comfortable while driving.

Suspension system

A good suspension helps you have a greater control over the vehicle, avoiding any potential accident. Below are the 5 Signs that means your vehicle needs a suspension repair work

1. Vehicle Pulling to one side while driving.

Vehicle pulling to one side while driving comes from whether there's

  • uneven tyre wears
  • Uneven tyre pressure
  • Bad tie rods or steering rack
  • Stick brake caliper
  • Uneven brake force
  • Poor alignment
Close examination on your tyres will tell you if there's an uneven tyre wears, or maybe it's just an under inflated tyre. 

Bad tie rods or steering rack is detected by jacking the vehicle up and have someone to help shake steering while you bend down to check the allowance of either tie rod or the rack. If it's either  of the two, kindly replace it.

Stick brake caliper can result usually when you're driving a vehicle after parking for a longer time, just have the caliper serviced. Uneven brake force results when there's an air bubble in the brake lines.

If there's an uneven brake force, some legs will hold when you match the brake and others will delay. This will drag the vehicle to the side that's holding, making you uncomfortable while driving.
Poor alignment also result to vehicle going to one side while driving.  Poor alignment also results to uneven tyre wears. Make sure to check the alignment of the car whenever a repair work that involves replacing the tie rods, or ball joints.

2. Feeling every bump

When there's low pressure on shock absorber, or the stabilizer links are bad, this Will always happens.

Depressed the vehicle With all your weight and check the bouncing rate, if the absorber is bad, the vehicle will bounce more than three times.

Stabilizer rubber, if there's a slight allowance  it'll also make you feel every bump while driving. When replacing the links, check the rubbers as well.

At times, shock absorber might be very ok, but if the stabilizer is too slack, it'll result to such noise. Makes like Toyota Camry, Corolla, Honda Civic, etc, has rear suspension bushing, if the bushing has an allowance, your car will be making noise as if the absorber or the links are bad. 

3. One Corner sits low

If you've ba broken coil spring or leave spring, it'll cause it. Extremely bad absorber or strut can also cause that.

4. Diving, Rolling, and/or Squatting

5. Difficulty when steering

This could be due to:

  • Low power steering fluid
  • Worn or loose power steering belt
  • Faulty power steering pump
  • Leaking steering rack
  • Worn control arm bushing
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