And age rears it's ugly head...

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by Leo 5.0, Mar 22, 2014.

  1. Leo 5.0

    Leo 5.0 Active Member

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    Throwing codes.

    P1443

    Now he had replaced the charcoal canister.
    I replaced the fuel cao. I used a Napa cap.
    Is there a difference from one that is to fit my car and just buying a real motorcraft?

    What next, are we thinking the fuel pipe grommet, the valve or sensor up front?

    I've price checked, all are very cheap.

    I checked the code, and cleared it.
    Now to fix it.
     
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    duff daddy Legend

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    This is where your diagnostic ability is put to the test. Inspect loose/cracked/dried hoses and fittings, check for signs of leaks in the evaporative system. This is more of a general fault then a part specific fault. Look in to dried or porous vacuum lines before finding an actual leak.
     
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    Checked canister, no resistance.
    Hoses are good...not great, but good.
    Grommet is in good repair.

    Haven't tackled volt checking the flow sensor yet. waiting for the ability to make a fist...

    But my one handed inspections are going ok..
     
  4. JerZeyStangz

    JerZeyStangz Well-Known Member

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    Did you search before you made this thread? I commented on few p1443 threads over the years. What happens is that the sensor that is connected to a hose goes bad. I forgot what its called but it connects to the purge solenoid. This happened to me about 5-6 years ago. I kept replacing the solenoid but the code never went away until I replaced the sensor thats connected a long that line to the purge solenoid.
     
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    Sorry got all wrapped up in planning my build lately.
    I went ahead and ordered the sensor.
    It's been a few days but nothing yet.
    Time will tell I suppose.

    There was proper voltage going to it, the hoses were in good repair, and since he already replaced the canister, I figured the cheapest part first.
     
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    JerZeyStangz Well-Known Member

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    Sensors just get old and they have to be replaced. Mine looked in great shape as well but still went bad.