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Was driving to work today when my service engine soon light came on the dash. We ran our scanner on it its giving the error code 1443. Anyone here know something about that? Said something about an evap control valve
 

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Basically, you will be working in front of the wheelwell, behind the finder liner. Be sure to use fuel rated hose, not vacuum hose. You will have to get creative for one of the lines, as each end is a different size.

While I was in there, I replaced both electrical parts. They are still available, and not too expensive. You could skip them to save $, but it is a gamble. Probably a small gamble, as the hoses are likely the culprit.

Ironically, the light came on for me after running a can of Seafoam in a full tank. Coincidence? Maybe.

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Basically, you will be working in front of the wheelwell, behind the finder liner. Be sure to use fuel rated hose, not vacuum hose. You will have to get creative for one of the lines, as each end is a different size.

While I was in there, I replaced both electrical parts. They are still available, and not too expensive. You could skip them to save $, but it is a gamble. Probably a small gamble, as the hoses are likely the culprit.

Ironically, the light came on for me after running a can of Seafoam in a full tank. Coincidence? Maybe.

Al
There's a step down/step up vacuum connector available from dorman in the help section. 47432 is the kit part number. Only one of them is the right one but there's my help for the day lol.
 

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There's a step down/step up vacuum connector available from dorman in the help section. 47432 is the kit part number. Only one of them is the right one but there's my help for the day lol.
I would have bought that if I knew about it at the time. Ended up putting something together with a few assorted adapters.

My Cougar put out the same codes when I got it 4 some years ago. It ended up being the purge solenoid was bad IIRC... The one vacuum line behind the throttle body was also broken. All the lines behind the wheel well liner were fine on mine, they seemed to be made of a very tough and thick material. I replaced everything anyway with new fuel line and replaced the solenoid and flow sensor. About a year after replacing everything the BWD solenoid went bad and started throwing the same code. It was under warranty, so I replaced it and that fixed the problem again.... BWD for the win

It might help someone out to know you can take out the air box, and that gets you pretty good access to replacing the solenoid and flow sensor.
 

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There's a step down/step up vacuum connector available from dorman in the help section. 47432 is the kit part number. Only one of them is the right one but there's my help for the day lol.
I picked up one of those. Can't recall if that's what I used in the end, or found a brass reducer. The plastic connector is not very thick.

Not only do these hoses crumble on the outside, they get soft on the inside from long term exposure to gasoline vapors.

Al
 
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