Question about 2003 Ford Focus
Every auto part retailer has told me they can no longer get th Vapor Canister because it was discontinued. none of their manufacturers are even making it anymore
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
if you can not find a fuel leak under hood, then check for a bad fuel pressure regulator. if it goes bad it will emit gas fumes under hood. is the check engine light on!! if so it may be the regulator or another leak. also check the evap system, could be a bad or broken hose ( underhood ). check all fuel lines from front to back.
Posted on Nov 15, 2010
The information you are asking for varies depending on how the vehicle is equipped ie. ENGINE SIZE, AUTOMATIC or MANUAL TRANSMISSION, 2-WHEEL DRIVE, 4-WHEEL DRIVE, ALL-WHEEL DRIVE, etc.
With that said, it also deserves mention that there is a Technical Service Bulletin published by Ford Motor Company that applies to the model year and model that you have listed that involves Diagnostic Test Code (DTC) P0456.
Please note that this bulletin emphasizes the requirement of special equipment to properly diagnose and repair the DTC's listed in the bulletin. Below is a brief (partial) description of the bulletin:
DRIVEABILITY - MALFUNCTION INDICAOR LAMP
(MIL) ILLUMINATED WITH DTC'S P0442, P0455,
P0456, P0457, P1442 OR CHECK FUEL CAP LAMP
ILLUMINATED WITH DTC P0457
FORD: 1997-2000 CONTOUR 1997-2002 ESCORT 1997-2003 CROWN VICTORIA, MUSTANG, TAURUS 1998-2003 ESCORT ZX2 2000-2003 FOCUS 2002-2003 THUNDERBIRD1997 F-250 HD
1997-1999 F-250 LD
1997-2003 E SERIES, EXPEDITION, EXPLORER, F-150, RANGER, WINDSTAR
1999-2003 F SUPER DUTY
2001-2003 ESCAPE, EXPLORER SPORT TRAC, EXPLORER SPORT
1997-1998 MARK VIII
1997-2003 TOWN CAR
1997-2003 GRAND MARQUIS, SABLE
This article supersedes TSB 03-9-8 to update the vehicle lines and Service Procedures.
Some vehicles may exhibit a Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) illuminated with Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) P0442, P0455, P0456, P0457 or P1442 or a "Check Fuel Cap" Lamp illuminated with DTC P0457 for the Evaporative Emission System. This may be caused by loose or leaking hoses, loose or broken fuel cap, a leak at the top of the fuel filler pipe neck, etc.
Use the Rotunda Leak Detector Smoke Machine (Part 218-00001) or equivalent, to locate and repair leaks in the Evaporative Emission System.
Posted on Oct 14, 2011
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