| > Unfortunately I can't give you much info without knowing the
| > this
| > point, it could be anything. Even if we limit it to the
evap. system, the
| > number of possible causes is still staggering.
Andrew, Hyundaitech asked you for the specific diagnostic code.
I'll jump in with a suggestion: if you live near a Schucks,
Kragenk, or Checker store, you may still be able to buy an Innova
code reader on sale -- I'm almost positive that the sale ends
tomorrow -- prices good through 3/26. The rebate's good until
4/11. Both give you the product for a cool $100 out here in the
I think that it's great for people to carry one of these. If you
had one, you could have answered Hyundaitech's question and he
might have been able to reduce the many possibilities. Having a
code reader provides the driver with a decent amount of
self-sufficiency -- at least some information about what's wrong.
It also would allow you to call a mechanic or the dealer's
service department and say, for example, "I'm reading a code
U-2476." And the service writer answers, "Oh, that's your
imogenerational alpha-duopulex frame wobbulator. They go bad a
lot on the '98s. We've got a low-cost standard fix for that --
you can be in and out of here in two hours." Is that worth a
Note that this product is not a professional "scan tool." These
are out of financial reach of most of us; they show much more
detail as to the exact cause or the trouble code. As a
non-professional, I'm somewhat in awe of the OBD-II diagnostic
system -- it's very sophisticated and very elaborate.
Hyundaitech, if I've mis-stated anything, please correct me here.