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justasix
07-21-2006, 08:27 PM
my 96 3.8 has been giving me a p1443 code for a few days now. a quick search brought me to the evap system. am now looking at the system on the ford tech disc to learn the system and seems complicated to me. any thoughts on where to start? perhaps there's a filter inline i can check?

justasix
07-21-2006, 08:35 PM
i need to add that the check engine light has been going on and off during this time. the light was off when i retrieved the code with my excal2. i cleared the code and drove a few miles and i have yet to get another.

justasix
07-27-2006, 11:08 AM
it's been a week and a coupla hundred miles and still no code. any ideas why it would be intermittent ?

Fordtech
07-28-2006, 06:05 PM
Ck the voltage on the Purge flow sensor.It usually sets the code when the voltage goes below .50 volts.If you have to replace it,replace both the Canister purge solenoid(9C915)and the Purge Flow sensor(14A606)as a pair.Being this was early OBDII it is kind of dumb.It will let problems slide for awhile before it turns the light back on.Make sure if you replace them,to point the arrows towards the engine side(vacuum source)or it will be backwards :D

justasix
07-29-2006, 05:16 AM
many thanks for the reply. will look at both today.