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Where is the ODB diagnostic location port
Since 1996 these ports Must Be within so many inches of the steering column. A little birdie just told me that it should be just above your right knee while sitting in the vehicle. Look for it to be pointing downward to keep dust and gunk out of the socket. Up and to the right of the gas petal.
Best Regards from Wade
on Aug 15, 2014
How can i repair po446
It's often a loose or defective gas cap causing the trouble with Evap systems but that usually brings in a P0449. There's a leak in the vacuum circuit between the intake manifold and the fuel tank that causes P0449. A little background on the system: This code deals with the "Evap" code group. Evaporative Emissions. The engine vacuum is used to place a vacuum on your fuel tank to prevent the harmful fumes from being released into the atmosphere. Instead the fumes are run through the engine, being burned and after going through the catalytic converter are considered much less harmful to the environment.
Also part of the system includes a vent valve and solenoid. The vent valve is responsible for helping control the level of vacuum in the tank. The solenoid is electronically controlled and used to also control the level of vacuum in the tank. There is a sensor in the tank that provides feedback as to the vacuum level. Any of these items being defective will bring in your code. Rock Auto offers a replacement solenoid for around 30 dollars. If you wish to avoid taking it in and want to try throwing parts at it, that's the easiest to try. It's called and "evap solenoid" It will be on top of your intake manifold, seen after removing the cover and have 2 wires going to it. I often see the plug have a red wire retainer on it. It will be plugged into a black cylinder shaped piece with 2 vacuum connections, one in and one out. There is a white clip on the connection. Push on one side of that white clip to release the vacuum connections. Best of luck.
on Jun 29, 2014
Will not start
Turning over and not starting means one of a few things. It's a basic problem with a relatively complicated answer. At the basic level, your engine needs fuel, air and spark to run. I'm guessing you have a 5VZ-FE 6 cylinder engine. It has 3 coil packs that fire 6 spark plugs. Those are most likely not your problem since you would have to destroy all 3 of them for it to not run at all. My guess is your problem is a blown fuse, loose ground or dead fuel pump. Those are the most common issues. Your fuse box is on the passenger side fender liner, under the hood if I recall correctly. Open it up and look for a broken conductor on the fuses. Some you have to look from the top and some it's best done with a flashlight shining from one side while you look for the fuse conductor from the other. You can also get a test light, clip it on ground and probe both sides of the fuses. If one side lights your light and the other doesn't, that fuse is blown. The only remaining possibilities are defective relay or PCM and those are rare.
on May 07, 2014
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