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No, it will not work. The reason carburetor cleaner is used is because it is extremely flammable and if it enters the engine via a vacuum leak, the engine RPM's will increase.
Please keep in mind, checking for leaks with items such as carburetor cleaner or starting fluid can be dangerous and cause fires. Make sure to have a fire extinguisher nearby that is designed for engine type fires.
If you want to play it safe, use a vacuum gauge/pump to check for leaks. Here is a link that shows how it is done. This link also discusses using carburetor cleaner.
Keep in mind, the code indicates a problem with the EVAP vent system. The vent valve is under the vehicle near the fuel tank. I have attached a picture of what to look for. Also, here are the directions for replacement if you decide this is the issue.
1. Raise the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle in General Information.
2. Bend the EVAP vent valve retaining tab.
3. Remove the valve from the EVAP vent valve bracket.
4. Disconnect the EVAP vent valve electrical connector.
5. Loosen the vent hose clamp and remove the vent hose from the EVAP vent valve.
6. Remove the EVAP vent valve from the vehicle.
1. Connect the vent hose to the EVAP canister vent valve and tighten the hose clamp.
2. Connect the EVAP vent valve electrical connector.
3. Install the EVAP vent valve to the EVAP vent valve bracket.
4. Bend the EVAP vent valve retaining tap.
5. Lower the vehicle.
I hope this helps. Let me know if you have other questions.
Thursday, October 18th, 2018 AT 7:12 PM