OBD II Code P1443

Tiny
EARTHGIRL1975
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My car is a 1997 LS model with 123000 miles on it. The check engine light is on and getting code P1443. According to Advance Auto and Autozone it is "Evaporative emission control system control valve", what ever that means. The guy at Advance suggested changing the wiring harness, does this sound right? What do I need to do to get this problem fixed?
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Sunday, March 11th, 2007 AT 11:48 AM

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Tiny
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Hello,

This valve is under the hood near the engine I would check the valve lines to make sure they are in good shape here is a diagrams below to help you.

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Sunday, March 11th, 2007 AT 8:09 PM
Tiny
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You are close. It is the evaporative control system purge valve malfunction. It means the purge valve is bad. You do not need a harness. That is funny, that is all you need. It is on the drivers side of the engine compartment. I would send you a diagram but you would not be able to see it.

Jim
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Sunday, March 11th, 2007 AT 8:16 PM
Tiny
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Did this come on since you last filled your fuel tank?
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Sunday, March 11th, 2007 AT 8:43 PM
Tiny
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I called a Ford Dealership this morning and gave them the code. They said there was definitely a leak somewhere in the emissions system. They said a smoke test on emissons needed to be performed. And that it was probably the canister purge valve or the hose leading to the intake leaking. I am having a place do the smoke test for $30.00 tomorrow. Then I will replace the part or parts that leak. Thanks so much for the help again, much appreciated.
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Monday, March 12th, 2007 AT 9:25 AM
Tiny
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Great price on that test!
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Tuesday, March 13th, 2007 AT 4:13 PM
Tiny
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No doubt that is super inexpensive. We get 1.5 hrs for it $140.00. But that does include lemon or orange flavor.
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Tuesday, March 13th, 2007 AT 4:21 PM
Tiny
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No this code has been on for a while. Thanks for the information guys. I replaced the valve the problem is fixed! I love this site.
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Tuesday, March 20th, 2007 AT 2:01 PM
Tiny
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Nice work, we are here to help, please use 2CarPros anytime.

Cheers
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Friday, July 13th, 2007 AT 10:38 AM
Tiny
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  • 1997 MERCURY TRACER
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  • 135,000 MILES
Where is the evaporative emmision control system control valve located on an 1997 Mercury Tracer?
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Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 AT 11:39 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Purge Flow Sensor located On left side of engine compartment
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Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 AT 11:39 AM (Merged)

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