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has the cataletic converter been punched out to make it more like a resignator?

1997 Ford... | Answered on Jul 29, 2018

PCV valve would have nothing to do with it !
P1443 - Very Small Or No Purge Flow Condition A fuel tank pressure change greater than a minus (-) 7 inches of H 2 O in 30 seconds has occurred with purge (fuel vapor) flow less than 0.02 pounds per minute.
  • Blocked fuel vapor hose between EVAP canister purge valve and FTP sensor.
  • Blocked fuel vapor hose between EVAP canister purge valve and engine intake manifold.
  • Blocked vacuum hose between EVAP canister purge valve-solenoid and engine intake manifold.
  • EVAP canister purge valve stuck closed (mechanically).
Check for blockages between the fuel tank, EVAP canister purge valve and engine intake manifold. Check obstructions in the EVAP canister purge valve diaphragm and ports.
Suggest you buy a repair manual if you want to try an fix yourself .Or Go to ford web site Ford Oem1stop com an pay 29 bucks for 72 hours for repair info . Or take it to a qualified repair shop an have it smoke tested . Or goolge purge valve for a pic. an see if you can find it under the hood .

1997 Ford... | Answered on Feb 20, 2018

It's the idle air control valve but first take fuel injector/carb cleaner spray and spray around the throttle body if idle increases more there's a bad gasket leaking air in the idle air control usually go's and there's no idle but let's see check your vacuum lines also for leaks put a piece of hose in your ear and trace the lines if there's a leak you will hear it hiss when the hose passes over it an old trick of mine I was taught 45 years ago it's just like a stethoscope

1997 Ford... | Answered on Nov 26, 2017

Access the headlight bulb from under the hood. There should be a clip (screw on or snap) holding the bulb in place. Carefully unplug the socket from bulb and remove clip and slide bulb out. Installation is reverse of removal. Be careful NOT to touch the glass surface of the new bulb, as the oils from skin can cause it to shatter when heated.

1997 Ford... | Answered on Oct 20, 2017

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1997 Ford... | Answered on Sep 24, 2017

The IAC can cause this as well as the throttle body bore and plate having carbon/soot built up on them . Take some throttle body cleaner and clean any black residue off the bore and plate as they can restrict airflow at idle causing the low/rough idle . The IAC circuit may be clogged with carbon also .

1997 Ford... | Answered on Aug 31, 2017

check for faulty crank/ cam position sensors

1997 Ford... | Answered on Aug 30, 2017

hello, you say the motor is hinged to the removed shroud ? I haven't seen one in a while but look at the objects. Do they have a little "crater " in the middle on one side? If it does , it is a rivet.
Take a drill with a thin bit and drill it out from that concave or crater side.
you will need to replace the rivets with new nuts and bolts. make sure you use a lock washer on the nut side with flat washers to hold the bolt tight. otherwise the vibration from the fan will loosen them quickly after replaced.

1997 Ford... | Answered on Aug 12, 2017

First of all, stop driving it. Second of all, it may be that your oil pump may be going out, however unless you are a mechanic, I wouldn't go any further.

1997 Ford... | Answered on Jul 22, 2017

Most emissions inspections will allow one incomplete monitor as long as the check engine light is off.

1997 Ford... | Answered on May 28, 2017

If the light is on there are DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes stored in the PCM - engine computer ! Take it to a parts store an tell them your check engine light is on an you would like to know what codes are stored . They will tell you what the problem is , an be glade to sell you parts . That's how you get the light off !

1997 Ford... | Answered on Apr 26, 2017

I would hate to tell to replace any parts without doing some testing , The cooling fan is controlled the PCM - engine computer through the CCRM - constant control relay module . The only thing i can would suggest is you have it hooked up to factory scan tool to check for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes an have scan data looked at . Different sensor inputs to the PCM , ECT - engine coolant temp sensor, IAT - intake air temp etc.... If there are no codes ,check power an ground circuits of the PCM . If the cooling fan stayed on all the time i would say the CCRM was bad , still could be , but with out testing this is just a guess . Do you know how to do automotive electrical testing using a test light , volt meter ? How to read an use a wiring diagram ? You can find free wiring diagrams here
http://www.bbbind.com/free_tsb.html Enter vehicle info . year , make , model an engine ! Then under system click on engine , then under subsystem click on cooling fans . Good luck !

1997 Ford... | Answered on Apr 10, 2017

o2s ( oxygen sensors) are always after the cat converter
heated oxygen sensors(HO2S a totally different operation)are always before the cat converter or in the exhaust manifold

1997 Ford... | Answered on Aug 22, 2016

You can remove the base of the rear seat and see if there is an access panel there or possibly in the trunk...however most cars do not have one. In that case you have 2 choices. First and best us to drop the fuel tank. This should only take about 30 to 49 minutes if you are mechanically inclined. Second you can locate the corresponding location to the fuel pump and cut out your own access panel.....but the problem here is one false m I ve and you could slice up the wiring harness, fuel lines or even damage the tank. If you go this way then only cut three sides of the panel using the uncut side as a hinge. Then you will need to either use a piece of sheet metal or metal strapping to act as a bridge from the panel across the cut. Attach the filler piece to both the access panel and the body with sheet metal screws. You will then need to seal the gap with seam sealer (available at most auto parts stored or paint and body stores).

1997 Ford... | Answered on Aug 15, 2016

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