I've been away from the group for a while, but our Camry sedan
apparently thinks it's been too long... anyway, the above car has had
the fuel tank and filler pipe replaced in the last 7 months, and now it
has another fuel leak. This one is right under the engine, apparently on
the driver's side.
I figured it was a fuel line, because the #@!@# dealer who ripped us
off on the other repairs (not looking at the filler pipe before
replacing the gas tank, and then charging labor again to replace the
pipe) had noted - without saying so verbally - on the last receipt that
the fuel lines were rusty. So we just brought the car to another Toyota
dealership, who were unable to find the leak until they returned the car
to the lot - I'd noticed that the leak only starts after the fuel system
gets pressurized, and lasts until the pressure presimably falls again.
it's the evaporative canister, but don't know. We pulled
the car from them after paying $46 for a $1500 estimate to have all the
fuel and brake lines, plus the canister for good measure, replaced. The
car is now at an independent NAPA-afiliated shop awaiting diagnosis.
Now, finally, my questions:
* Can a charcoal canister start to leak substantial quantities of
gasoline without the check engine light coming on and a code being
stored? I thought maybe the check valve had failed and it was filling
with gas, but wouldn't that produce an error code and warning light?
* What else in that location, aside from the fuel line, could be
leaking gas under the conditions mentioned?
* What's a reasonable price for replacement of all the fuel lines? How
about most or all of the brake lines?
And yes, I wanted to replace the car, which now has 171k miles on
it, two years ago, when it just starting to 'feel its age.' My
housemate, who mainly drives it, is attached to it.