I have a 1996 Escort Wagon, with 150,000 miles on it. I took it in for
inspection and got a P1443 code when they did the emissions control test.
The local inspection place did not have a listing for the code. The car runs
Evaporative Emission Control System - Vacuum System - Purge Control
Solenoid or Purge Control Valve fault
Did they let you pass? If so, you were lucky.
Check for locations at autozone.com. Look for problems with vac tubing,
Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
you pay..DEAL with it!
Real common Escort problem. It's either the Canister Purge Valve or Purge Flow
Sensor. If you get the parts fron Ford, they come together in a kit. If you buy
aftermarket get them both. They should be replaced at the same time.
MUCH cheaper than a converter :)
I don't know of an online "how to", but it's a really simple process. Both
are located in a vacuum line on the left side of the engine compartment ahead of
strut tower. The line runs along the top of the frame rail with some other
lines. Each part has an electrical connector.
canister<----vac line-----PFS----CPV----vac line------>to engine
Just get the parts, locate them, and swap them out. 15 minutes or less.
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