"Tom Adkins" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> ramdodge wrote:
> > i am getting a p1451 code error on my 4cyl 98 escort it says it is evap
> > emission control sys vnt cntrl circ malf, could someone tell me what
> > means an how to fix it? thank you
> Yes. Replace the EVAP Purge Solenoid, and the EVAP Purge Sensor. They
are located on
> the left inner fender within ~4" of each other in the same Evap vent line.
It's one or
> the other that fails, but because of the number of failures for both, Ford
> replacing both of them with superceeded part numbers at the same time. I'm
> $60-80 for the kit from the dealer. AFAIK, there are no aftermarket parts
> Ask the dealer fot the EVP Purge solenoid and EVP Purge sensor. They
> need the Calibration code on a sticker placed on the drivers door. Last I
> they came in a kit, but today you might have to buy them separate.
When I bought this kit last August, it was about $70 from the dealer, it
an assembly with both parts and the required vacuum hoses, and they didn't
need the calibration code.
Please note that when removing the old hoses, which are brittle, it's better
split the hose end with a razor blade rather than risk breaking off a nipple
the canister or the other vacuum hose end. Don't forget to re-use the
flexible sleeves that most of the hoses are encased in. It protects the
from the heat of the exhaust manifold and from abrasion.