1995 Ford Thunderbird LX P0443 code purge vent solenoid condition

Tiny
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  • 1995 FORD THUNDERBIRD
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1995 ford thunderbird lx with the V8 engine. Check engine light came on. Code is P0443. P0443 code purge vent solenoid condition. Definition: Purge or Vent solenoid is defective or wiring is bad, or vapor canister is saturated. Please provide a trouble shooting procedure for ringing out wiring and any graphics you may have for component location. I can’t even find the canister! Lol
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Thursday, December 9th, 2010 AT 10:17 PM

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Tiny
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Uh - this question is marked answered - but there is no answer. Lol :P
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Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 AT 12:38 AM
Tiny
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Canister Purge Solenoid. Behind right headlight.

Canister Purge (CANP) Solenoid Valve
Normally closed solenoid valve controls the flow of fuel vapors from canister to intake manifold. When engine is shut off, vapors from fuel tank flow into canister. After engine is started, solenoid valve is energized and opened, purging fuel vapors into engine.
Canister Purge (CANP) Valve
CANP valve is a part solenoid, part valve component that is used by the PCM to regulate flow of fuel vapors from fuel evaporation canister to fuel system. The CANP valve regulates the flow by means of manifold vacuum and duty cycle signal from PCM, which regulates the CANP solenoid valve.
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Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 AT 1:43 AM
Tiny
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Awesome - thanks. Let me chew on that for awhile. Any specific electrical connections that normally cause this fault, or is it usually the canister needs replaced in your experience?
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Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 AT 2:00 AM
Tiny
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After rereading your post - I think you are saying the solenoid hangs up. Can I clean it or just replace it?
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Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 AT 2:02 AM
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Check vacuum lines and connections are good. Check the electrical connection is good. If they are replace with new
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Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 AT 9:49 AM
Tiny
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Dave - ever looked at one of those? I can't even get my hands on it. It is almost impossible to get at. What do you do? Take off the air dam on the bottom and come up from underneath?
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Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 AT 7:19 PM
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Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 AT 11:02 PM
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Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 AT 9:42 PM

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