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98-15-12
  • EMISSIONS – AVAILABILITY OF EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CANISTER COMPONENTS
Publication Date: AUGUST 3, 1998

FORD:
1997-1998 CONTOUR, ESCORT, TAURUS
LINCOLN-MERCURY:
1997-1998 MARK VIII, MYSTIQUE, SABLE, TRACER
LIGHT TRUCK:
1996 F-150, F-250
1996-1998 EXPLORER
1997-1998 ECONOLINE, EXPEDITION, F-150, F-250 LD, MOUNTAINEER, WINDSTAR
1998 NAVIGATOR

This TSB article is being republished in its entirety to correct some part application service numbers.

ISSUE:

For all On-Board Diagnostic II (OBD II) passenger car and light truck applications, a direct replacement part for the evaporative emission canister and bracket assembly is no longer available.

ACTION:

Individual components of the evaporative emission canister are now available. Refer to the Evaporative Emission Canister Replacement Parts Chart within this article for identifying parts needed when servicing the evaporative canister assembly. Refer to the following Service Procedure for details in servicing individual components.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

DISASSEMBLY

  1. Prepare to remove the evaporative emission canister and bracket assembly from the vehicle.
  2. Thoroughly clean the exposed ends of the chassis vapor tubes. Do not allow any debris to enter chassis tubes.
  3. Disconnect the:
    • flexible fuel vapor tubes from the chassis fuel vapor tubes
    • electrical connector at the fuel vapor storage canister vent valve
  4. Remove the:
    • fasteners
    • evaporative emission canister and bracket
    • evaporative emission canister from mounting bracket
  5. Remove fastener holding the canister to the mounting bracket, if applicable.
  6. Thoroughly clean the exterior of the canister.
  7. By pulling straight out while rocking, remove the Canister Vent Valve (CVV) and any other fitting attached to the canister.
  8. Inspect all removed parts for damage. Replace if necessary.

REASSEMBLY

  1. Make sure all parts (old and new) are completely clean prior to reassembly.

    NOTE:BE SURE THAT THE O-RING SEAL IS NOT DAMAGED.

  2. Insert and lock the CVV, vapor hose assembly, and other fittings.
  3. Reinstall the canister assembly into the mounting bracket.
  4. Tighten the fastener to the torque specified in the appropriate Service/Workshop Manual, if applicable.

    NOTE:THE ASSEMBLED EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CANISTER AND BRACKET ASSEMBLY MUST BE CHECKED FOR LEAKAGE ON THE BENCH PRIOR TO INSTALLATION ON THE VEHICLE.

  5. Component leak test:
    1. Use the Evaporative Emission System Tester (Rotunda 134-00056) for the OBD II and the Accessory Kit-Evap System Tester (Rotunda 310-F012).
    2. Lubricate O-ring seals.
    3. Select the appropriate fuel vapor hose test plug and pressure tap from the accessory kit and insert them into the fuel vapor couplers.
    4. Attach the Test Plug, Pressure Tap, Rotunda unit, and the CVV Electrical Test Harness.
    5. Pressurize the fuel vapor storage canister and bracket assembly at 3.48 kPa (14 inches) of water, using the “fill” position of the Rotunda tester.
    6. Position the Rotunda tester’s control valve to the “test” position, push the “start” button and observe the pressure loss for 2 minutes.
    7. Test criteria:
      • If less than 0.44 kPa (1.8 inches) of water – PASS
      • If greater than 0.44 kPa (1.8 inches) of water – FAIL
    8. If greater than 0.44 kPa (1.8 inches) of water, determine source of leak with Rotunda kit.
    9. If the ultrasonic leak detector can not locate leak, use a liquid leak detector or soap solution.
  6. Reinstall the evaporative emission canister and bracket assembly onto the vehicle. Tighten the fasteners to the torque specified in the Service/Workshop Manual.
  7. Reconnect the electrical connector to the CVV.
  8. Make sure the vapor tube connections are clean prior to reassembly.
  9. Lubricate O-ring seals with water-based lubricant.
  10. Insert and lock each fuel vapor tube couple onto the chassis vapor tube.

    NOTE:LEAK TEST THE ENTIRE VEHICLE EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM AFTER ALL CONNECTIONS ARE MADE. USE THE ROTUNDA EVAPORATIVE EMISSION SYSTEM TESTER (134-00056) FOR OBD II.

  11. Perform Vehicle Evaporative Emission Control System Leak Test.

    EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CANISTER REPLACEMENT PARTS
    Vehicle ApplicationFuel Vapor Storage Component Part NamePart Number
    1997-98 Escort/TracerFuel Vapor Storage Canister Vent ValveF7DZ-9F945-AA
    1997-98 Taurus/Sable  
    1997-98 Mark VIII  
       
    1997-98 Escort/TracerBracket – Fuel Vapor Storage CanisterF8CZ-9D665-AA
       
    1997-98 Escort/TracerCanister Assembly – Fuel Vapor StorageF65Z-9D653-AA
    1997-98 Windstar  
    1996-98 F-150/250 (2 Required)  
       
    1997-98 Escort/TracerHose Assembly – Fuel Vapor StorageF8CZ-9K313-AA
       
    1997-98 Escort/TracerSpring Fuel Vapor OuterF8CZ-9B591-AC
       
    1998 Contour/MystiqueFuel Vapor Storage Canister Vent ValveF75Z-9F945-CA
    1997-98 Expedition  
    1997-98 Econoline (35- And 55-Gallon)  
    1998 Navigator  



    EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CANISTER REPLACEMENT PARTS (Continued)
    Vehicle ApplicationFuel Vapor Storage Component Part NamePart Number
    1997-98 Contour/MystiqueBracket – Fuel Vapor StorageXS8Z-9D665-AA
       
    1997-98 Contour/MystiqueCanister Assembly – Fuel Vapor StorageF6DZ-9D653-BA
    1997-98 Taurus/Sable  
       
    1997-98 Contour/MystiqueTube Assembly – Fuel Vapor ReturnF8RZ-9G271-BA
       
    1997-98 Contour/MystiqueRetaining ClipF6DZ-9C041-AA
       
    1997-98 ExpeditionBracket And Strap AssemblyF75Z-9D665-AC
    1998 Navigator  
    1997-98 Econoline (35- And 55-Gallon)  
       
    1997-98 ExpeditionFuel Vapor Storage CanisterF75Z-9D665-AC
    1998 Navigator  
    1997-98 Econoline (35- And 55-Gallon)  
       
    1997-98 ExpeditionCanister Assembly – Fuel Vapor StorageF75Z-9D653-AC
    1998 Navigator  
    1997-98 Econoline (35-Gallon)  
    1997-98 Econoline (55-Gallon – 2 Required)  
       
    1997-98 ExpeditionHose Assembly – Fuel Vapor FrontF75Z-9K313-AF
    1998 Navigator  
       
    1997-98 ExpeditionClip – Fuel Vapor Vent RetainerF75Z-9C041-AB
    1998 Navigator  
    1997-98 Econoline (35- And 55-Gallon)  
    1997-98 Windstar  
       
    1997-98 ExpeditionHose – Fuel Vapor RearF75Z-9K324-AB
    1998 Navigator  
       
    1997-98 Econoline (35- And 55-Gallon)Sleeve Assembly – Fuel Vapor Storage CanisterF7UZ-9E629-AE
       
    1997-98 Econoline (55-Gallon)Bracket Assembly – Fuel Vapor Storage CanisterF7UZ-9D665-BA
       
    1997-98 Econoline (55-Gallon)Hose Assembly – Fuel Vapor Storage CanisterF7UZ-9K313-BA



    EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CANISTER REPLACEMENT PARTS (Continued)
    Vehicle ApplicationFuel Vapor Storage Component Part NamePart Number
    1997-98 Taurus/SableBracket – Fuel Vapor Storage CanisterF6DZ-9D665-BA
       
    1997-98 Taurus/SableShield – Fuel Vapor StorageF6DZ-9B106-AA
       
    1997-98 Taurus/SableHose Assembly – Vent HoseF6DZ-9K318-BB
       
    1997-98 Taurus/SableHose Assembly – Fuel Vapor RearF6DZ-9K313-BA
       
    1997-98 Mark VIIIBracket – Fuel Vapor Storage CanisterF7LZ-9D665-AC
       
    1997-98 Mark VIII (2 Required)Canister Assembly – Fuel Vapor StorageF5OZ-9D653-AA
    1997-98 Windstar  
    1996-98 Explorer (2 Required)  
    1997-98 Mountaineer (2 Required)  
       
    1997-98 Mark VIIIHose Assembly – Fuel Vapor FrontF8LZ-9K313-AA
       
    1997-98 Mark VIIIHose – Fuel Vapor RearF7LZ-9K324-AB
       
    1997-98 Mark VIIIConnector – Fuel Vapor TubeF7LZ-9K319-AA
       
    1997-98 Mark VIIIHose Assembly – Fuel Vapor ConnectorF7LZ-9E616-AB
       
    1997-98 WindstarFuel Vapor Storage Canister Vent ValveF78Z-9F945-BA
       
    1997-98 WindstarBracket – Fuel Vapor Storage CanisterF78Z-9D665-AC
       
    1997-98 WindstarHose Assembly – Fuel Vapor RearF78Z-9K318-AA
       
    1997-98 WindstarHose Assembly – Fuel Vapor ReturnF78Z-9K313-AA
       
    1997-98 WindstarSleeve Assembly – Fuel Vapor Storage CanisterF78Z-9E629-B A
       
    1996-98 ExplorerFuel Vapor Storage Canister Vent ValveF78Z-9F945-BA
    1997-98 Mountaineer  
       
    1996-98 ExplorerBracket – Fuel Vapor Storage CanisterF57Z-9D665-BA
    1997-98 Mountaineer  
       
    1996-98 ExplorerManifold – Fuel Vapor Storage CanisterF67Z-9E629-AA
    1997-98 Mountaineer  
       
    1996-98 ExplorerHose Assembly – Fuel Vapor Storage CanisterF67Z-9K313-AA
    1997-98 Mountaineer  



    EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CANISTER REPLACEMENT PARTS (Continued)
    Vehicle ApplicationFuel Vapor Storage Component Part NamePart Number
    1996-98 F-150/250Bracket – Fuel Vapor Storage CanisterF65Z-9D665-AD
       
    1996-98 F-150/250Fuel Vapor Storage Canister Vent ValveF75Z-9F945-BA
       
    1996-98 F-150/250Retaining ClipF65Z-9C041-BB
       
    1996-98 F-150/250Hose Assembly – Fuel Vapor Canister ConnectorF65Z-9K313-AA
       
    1996-98 F-150/250Hose Assembly – Fuel Vapor ReturnF75Z-9K313-BA
       
    1996-98 F-150/250Hose Assembly – Fuel Vapor Canister VentF65Z-9D667-AA
       
    1996-98 F-150/250Clip – Fuel Vapor HoseF65Z-9S305-CA
       
    1996-98 F-150/250Clip – Fuel Vapor HoseF65Z-9S305-DA
       
    1997-98 Escort/TracerO-Ring SealN811263-S100
    1997-98 Contour/Mystique  
    1997-98 Expedition  
    1998 Navigator  
    1997-98 Econoline  
    1997-98 Taurus/Sable  
    1997-98 Mark VIII  
    1997-98 Windstar  
    1996-98 Explorer  
    1997-98 Mountaineer  
    1996-98 F-150/250  

OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES:

NONE

SUPERSEDES:

98-14-1

WARRANTY STATUS:

Information Only

OASIS CODES:

206000, 404000, 607000, 623000, 690000, 698298