1996 Ford Mustang

Tiny
FLADEBBEE
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  • 1996 FORD MUSTANG
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 200,000 MILES
When I start up it putts like I have it in too high a gear. I had Auto Zone check and the page reads: evap canister purge valve mechanical fault or vmu fault condition. Explanation ecm detected a fuel tank pressure change greater than a minus 7 inches of h2o in 30 seconds with purge less than o.O2 lbs per minute Probable cause 1. Failed evap pressure sensor 2. Blocked hose between purge valve and ftp sensor 3. Evap purge valve stuck closed Will this be the problem, or is this just a second problem also. And can I get this parts at a part or do I have to go to Ford? Thank you! Debbee
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Saturday, September 26th, 2009 AT 9:08 AM

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Tiny
CDMUSTANG
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You can get that evap purge valve sensor at any parts store. When you replace it make sure that vaccum line isn't blocked.
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Saturday, September 26th, 2009 AT 10:11 AM
Tiny
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Thank you, but where does it go? Is it in the fuel tank like the fuel pump? I'm the owner and not a mechanic, but I know someone who'll work on it for me. The last time I took it to Ford I paid $800.00 for the ework and that was some time ago. No telling what it would cost now. Starting with $100.00 fee to just put it on a computer. I'm not saying it's too much just that it's too much for me right now. I love my car and it's been a good one want to keep it that way. Thanks for your help!
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Saturday, September 26th, 2009 AT 10:32 AM
Tiny
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If it's the one i'm thinking of it's in cylindrical form, has a vacuum line on 1 end & an electrical plug in on the other. You can access it from the top on the passenger side. Look around the firewall. Go to a parts store & ask for the part so you can see what it looks like, then match it up on your car. Hope this helps.
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Saturday, September 26th, 2009 AT 12:04 PM

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