it can, mine is bad and i will get smoke from time to time.
According to my FSM it is: Poor idle, stalling and poor driveability
1- Loose gas cap 2- Vacuum line off of fuel tank or evaporative charcoal canister 3- Bad evaporative vent solenoid 4- Bad wires to evap vent solenoid Its most likely the evaporative charcoal canister Zak.
It doesn't really go bad, just make sue it's not clogged or contaminated with water. Use an air compressor to check if it's clogged. Plug the air compressor into one of the nozzles.
You would have a strong gas smell. If it's an older car, it may run badly because the charcoal can be sucked into the carberator. The only thing it really does is filter the air from the carb and tank.
Charcoal does not go bad
your evap canister is located underneath the vehicle beside the drivers left rear qauter panel beside your spare tire.s-10 blazers have alot of problem with these leaking.If you pull off any of the lines and gas or charcoal bits come out, the unit is bad, or if it wieghs over 4 pounds i think then it's bad.
Charcoal absorbs bad smells. The porous property of charcoal will absorb any odours that are in your fridge.
it CAN make you DIE EARLY
This vaccum offers a detachable canister to make cleaning easier on the back.
Check your fuel vapor canister. this is a charcoal canister that collects your fuel vapors and redirects then through your engine to burn. when the canister fails you will get a strong fuel odor from the vehicle. It is located in the front area of your vehicle.
It is always bad to smoke.