Pretty sure... I know my '99 had one (only ever saw it light up during an
instrument cluster self-test), and I found a couple of posts from others
with a '98 that had it light up, as well. Given that the '98 thru '01
trucks were basically the same, I wouldn't expect that to be any different
on an '01.
I'm also fairly certain that the MIL on an '01 is actually the words "CHECK
ENGINE" in orange (I don't have my '99 anymore, so I can't easily verify).
Stop in at any Autozone store. They have a code reader and will read it
for you for FREE. They can (and usually will) also reset it (clear it)
for you but if it comes back then you need to get it fixed. There are
hundreds of codes and literally thousands of things that can cause them,
so all advice comes with a grain of salt. What fixes a specific code for
someone may not fix the same exact code for someone else.
It has nothing to do with the mileage on your vehicle.
On my 2002 B2500, the engine light only comes on to
indicate a problem. No need for a ODB reader since
I can see the error code by turning the ignition
on-off-on-off-on. If you just want to look up a code
or two, you can do it at http://www.obdii.com/codes.asp
Full lists of all codes can also be found via
Thanks to everyone, the code is the P0443, which is "Evaporative
Emission Control System Purge Control Valve Circuit Malfunction". Is
this typically the valve? I presume the circuit is monitored so it
could be a wiring problem and not just the valve? This van is used to
carry hunting dogs to training sessions, often across wash-board style
dirt roads. Could something have rattled loose?
Do I have to buy the factory shop manual to get the test procedure for
diagnosing this problem?
Steve Ackman wrote:
Another possibility? This car belongs to my girlfriend, she said that
the light came on shortly before she stopped to get gas. When she
removed the gas cap there was an outrush of air from the tank as though
it was pressurized. She indicated that she had not noticed this
before. Isn't there a charcoal canister associated with this system?
Could that be clogged up and cause the "pressurized" gas tank and
generate this fault code?
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