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help! Charcoal Filter?

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I have a 2001 ranger 3.0L v6. I recently bought it with the check engine light on. I have also been getting shitty gas mileage, my friend with the same engine and a heavier foot gets way better mpg. we did a tune up and ran air thru the fuel lines and came to discover what we think is a missing charcoal filter.

You guys got any ideas? :icon_confused:

i will put pics up later.
 


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Maybe the carbon canister? If that is missing it could account for terrible mileage. What are your codes?
 

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We haven't pulled any yet. We're gonna go get it read soon. BTW, i'm the friend he was talkin about.
 

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The friend with the heavy foot haha.
 

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lol he's mad because he drives way more cautiously than me and I still get better mileage. haha
 

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That'll happen if someone takes the carbon canister off.

You guys didn't find an open or crimped off vent line did you?
 

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I ran a code on it when i first got it, and it said it was the gas cap, but i dont really believe that. I am getting a new gas cap tomorrow so i will see if that actually fixes it. I really think im missing something though but, i dont know what it is. thats why i need the ranger experts advice.
 

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we think we found the vent line cut in two and capped together
 

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