Vapor canister


#1

I need some help!

I had the 1457 code come up on my 1999 Acura. My gas cap is loose or the vapor canister is leaking. I checked the gas cap and it’s ok and I’m thinking the vapor canister has a problem.

With help from my owner’s manual, my son and the internet I now know what the vapor canister is and what it does with emissions.

I am planning to get this problem checked out at my local repair shop and or as a last ditch option, take it to the Acura dealership.

My question is… can I drive my car for a short time until I can get this repaired without having any damange done to the engine or any other car parts?



Also, do I need to take this to the dealership or could I choose the local repair shop which would most likely save me big bucks.



Thanks


#2

Yes, driving it will do no harm.

Yes, any competant shop can repair this.


#3

I would go for a shop with a “smoke machine” not all have invested.


#4

Thanks for your advice.


#5

It’s probably leaking in the hoses and fittings between the tank and the canister. If you can find the canister, check all the hoses you can find/see that are connected to it…“Winter driving conditions” can cause ice to collect on the hoses back by the gas tank, sometimes getting so heavy it pulls them loose…


#6

If you are in the habit of topping off the tank when you fill up, then it likely is the canister, if not, then it is more likely to be a cracked hose or other hose leak.

No need to go to the dealer for this as I believe a 1999 is past warranty.