New to the forum. Tried to search this, but didn't find a whole lot. Thanks in advance for any help you all may provide!
I have a 2010 Escape with the 2.5L I-4 with 52000 miles, and it recently had a CEL and was having some issues with hard starting, especially after refueling. Took it to my local Autozone, and got the code P144a, which relates to the evap canister and its purge valve. I see this is a relatively common problem on all Escapes based on some googling and searching on the forums. Instead of taking it to the dealer and letting them charge me $100 just for diagnosis, I'd like to change the purge valve and see if this takes care of it. Part is only $40...
Problem is, I am having trouble finding the purge valve to replace it... I found another thread here with a pic of the engine bay on a 2.3L I-4 with the valve located near the intake, but it's not in the same spot on the newer models.
Anyone ever done this before or know where to find the evap canister purge valve? Thanks!