Recently the check engine icon appeared on my ’04 EX w/ manual transmission. At 1st I was hoping it was just an improperly tightened or bad gas cap. Now it seems more likely it’s the evaporative canister because I insist on filling my tank beyond the normal pump turn off & have read that isn’t a good idea. I’ve yet to have the error code checked, but am betting on the canister. Can anyone tell me where said canister is located, if there’s any way for me to test it is there any difference between automatic & manual transmissions’ canisters? I’ve done a little shopping & notice the canisters on the Internet seem to be for automatics only. Also, if the canister is gasoline logged, what problems will result in continuing to drive the vehicle that way? Last, if I replace the canister myself, will something need to be reset in order to get the light to go out?
JH in OH
JH in OH