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In this video I show how if you rush through a diag and make the right call but end your diag there it can come back to burn you. Even though you did nothing wrong and found a problem the light is and will come back on. To you or I this is no big deal but to a frustrated customer this can be a hard thing to explain. What are your thoughts? -Enjoy!
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50 thoughts on “Quick in out evap diag – or so you think….”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Timothy Cooney says:

    Whether your parents or shop teachers,kudos to the person(s) who taught you to be thorough.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ozzy Krahn says:

    hyundia vehicles are pretty good vehicles

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shade Tree Mech says:

    I did that on my car, left the unit unplugged. But, I did find it myself too.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jon Watkins says:

    "If I can do it, you can do it". True perhaps in a perfect world. Excellent Video!

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars paul joey says:

    Xtra 😁 funny

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars buffy stclair says:

    I remember back about 1979 as an apprentice working at a Fina gas station with full serve gas pumps seeing one of my first Subaru cars. There was a big warning label on the rear window about 6” ‘s from the gas filler door saying to not overfill or round up as damage could occur to the emission system. I wonder if the filter you showed is damaged and plugged for this same reason. I think though the years as emission system came to be sealed on North American cars same warnings were given but in fine print in the owners manual and now online since books are not made available anymore. If I was reading this last year I would have said when the pump clicks off at $ $47.79 , dont round up to $50 but now its more true to say $67.70 , dont round up to $70

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Dvorak says:

    Hey "Steve," if you're looking at these comments, please know that I have been there and done that. 🙂

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Bill Malec says:

    Biggest waste of time, energy, and money. All the way around.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Ridley says:

    Those filters get plugged when people habitually "top off" their tanks right? When the pump kicks out, just stop.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Beardy Face says:

    Anyone who's never left something disconnected hasn't worked on enough cars to call themselves even a part qualified mechanic.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Matt Man Productions says:

    Plug it in, charge 150 for stupidity

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daniel says:

    Yeah I have dual port evap solenoid chev uplander 08 code is 0449 but fuel going good

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Bazinet says:

    Most would have stopped at the unplugged vent valve nice job Mr. O !

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Robbins says:

    👍👍👍

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Aces_Atlanta 2018 says:

    Dude!!! You’re the best now come fix my sh&t!!! Evap code and P0300-304 codes all at once!!!
    2001 Audi TT 1.8T

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ben V says:

    Good that you went above and beyond and found 3 problems

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Art Houston says:

    (ghost writer) "well, there's your problem lady!"

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Blazer 123 says:

    thanks

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars j delo says:

    Great video Eric!

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars rcastorena says:

    I'm a tech for a fleet of utility trucks and you have helped me immensely with your videos. There's book smart and then there's knowledge that comes from experience. You, sir, have both! Kudos.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Grant says:

    I've been enjoying your repair videos for a while now, and today this one popped up. Coincidentally, my son has a 2010 Sonata with an evap system problem (P0456 very small leak). Your video gave me some very good information to help us find and fix the leak. Love your easy-going approach, and great humour!

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Ferrick says:

    Great videos. Learning a lot from you. Just learned my my old ram truck was almost impossible to fill with gas.
    Thanks.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kasual Skeptik says:

    Eric, is it by choice you have no sponsors, or I they too shy to sponsor you, because of your honesty..?

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John 1 says:

    The Bob Ross of the auto repair world. Eric is a car artist.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Doug Williams says:

    I had connectors come apart on their own

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bllourias says:

    Are there any vehicles that have a Evap Filter within the canister?

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bllourias says:

    I have such an interesting story about my Land Rover D2! … it is an older one, been in a collision at some point. I was on my way for an inspection, drove through a water puddle, which splashed water up, and immediately the Check Engine light came on, then failed the inspection.

    Problem, water did not guy up and then down the fresh air intake, oh, no, no, no! Water dripped down between the United and the engine compartment, and dripped water on my ECM. After resetting codes, pressure testing, amp testing, … and replacing every fuse in the engine compartment (20+ year old vehicle), my mechanic son still was not able to get codes to stop appearing. I, me, took the ECM out, and discovered it was still WET. I dried the ECM, put it back in place, and bodda-bing, bodda-boom, the vehicle was happy. Passed inspection!

    Now, I just figured out that the D2 sunroofs might not "need" a water seal gasket, after putting a fresh bead of silicone around the exterior of the rim, my leak in the back stopped!

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Knorr says:

    Trust but verify. If you are busy with life, you may skip over something.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Derrick Mitchell says:

    I wonder if the parts canon still warm. 🤔

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ron Wade says:

    How many trips to Auto Zone for one brake job?
    Let's see what's in your Wallet

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars AngryDINGUS says:

    I find it so frustrating that a literal pinhole can throw your entire car for a loop. Especially when it comes inspection time. So few mechanics around me ever take it that far. If they cant fix it by installing a new sensor they say its the ECM and then won't take the car back after.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars scott carr says:

    Your cars there in New York State seem to rust very badly, and VERY heavy rust at that. I'm glad that here in Australia, we don't get snow here at sea level, because there in America, the council uses salt on the roads to reduce ice, which then gives you rusted out sub frames etc. You would think that cars that are being built for ice conditions would have stainless steel sub frames and structures under the cars, or some kind of impenetrable coating to stop this massive rusting problem.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars T _ says:

    would a laser help find the smoke?

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Fernando Gamboa says:

    Love your channel

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Al Down South says:

    I'm having an EVAP problem on my vehicle I drive it 20 minutes go in the store come back out and the fuel pump makes a gurgling sound ..engine won't start until I let it sit and turn the fuel pump on and off do I have a vent problem

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Master Debater says:

    Mechanic asks customer on phone "What type of vehicle is it?" customer replies "Well sir, it's Sonata Hyundai."

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JOHN Hartshorn says:

    I have a air conditioning clutch that don't come on ? What could be the problem??

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Micho_37 says:

    If it’s a Ford. Purge valve. Trust me. Purge valve.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dave Cambest says:

    I wish that there was a mechanic like you in South Florida!