2003 Nissan 350z P0183 Fuel Temp Sensor

2003 Nissan 350z P0183 Fuel Temp Sensor

On the 2003 Nissan 350z, the P0183 is a straight forward code pointing to a fault with the Fuel Temp Sensor. On this vehicle, the temp sensor is part of the Fuel Pump Assembly. When faulty, the Pump Assembly will need to be replaced as a unit. There is an access panel in the luggage compartment to access the pump assembly. Carefully inspect the electrical connector and as far up the harness as you can, looking for any loose, broken or damaged wires. If the visual inspection checks ok, the…

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2004 Ford F150 P0119 Temp Sensor

2004 Ford F150 P0119 Temp Sensor

On the 2004 Ford F150, the P0119 and P1289 when set together, both point to a fault with the Cylinder Head Temp Sensor. This sensor is mounted to the cylinder head, and is located under the Intake Manifold. The Intake will need to be removed to gain proper access. Inspect the electrical connector and wire harness looking for any loose, broken or damaged wires. If the visual inspection checks ok, replacing the Cylinder Head Temp Sensor should solve the problem. On the 5.4L engine, the CHT sensor is under the…

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2001 Chrysler Sebring Clockspring

2001 Chrysler Sebring Clockspring

On the 2001 Chrysler Sebring, when the Air Bag light is on and the Horn doesn’t work (and in most cases, the Cruise isn’t working either, if equipped) these are all related. These items are all connected by the Clockspring Assembly. This Clockspring is what keeps the wires to these items from “getting tangled” when the steering wheel is turned. This is actually a fairly common Chrysler problem. The Clockspring is located at the top of the steering column. To access, the Steering Wheel will need to be removed. Once…

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2001 Ford Explorer EGR Sensor

2001 Ford Explorer EGR Sensor

On the 2001 Ford Explorer, the P1408 is pointing to a fault in the EGR System. A very common fail item associated with this code is a faulty D.P.F.E (DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE FEEDBACK EGR) Sensor. Back in the day, there was actually a Recall for this sensor. Ford acknowledged this sensor was defective, so they re-designed and updated it. Carefully inspect the 2 lines at the bottom of the DPFE, looking for any cracks, holes or loose/missing connections. Inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged…

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2007 Kia Sorento Spark Plug Replacement

2007 Kia Sorento Spark Plug Replacement

On the 2007 Kia Sorento, to access the spark plug for Cylinder #3, the Upper Intake (aka “Surge Tank”) will need to be removed. It is “safe” for a DIY’er to accomplish this. However, there are a couple of things you will need to keep in mind. When re-installing the Surge Tank, you MUST use new gaskets. The mounting surfaces MUST be completely clean and smooth. There must be NO air leaks here what so ever, as this WILL result in engine performance issues. When mounting the Surge Tank back…

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2004 Toyota Camry Accelerator Sensor

2004 Toyota Camry Accelerator Sensor

On the 2004 Toyota Camry, the P2121 and P2128 are both pointing to a fault in the Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) Sensor. Carefully inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any signs of loose, broken or damaged wire or any signs of water intrusion into the electrical connector. If the visual inspection checks ok, this is a fairly straight forward code and replacing the APP Sensor should solve the problem. Does your vehicle have a similar problem? Get connected to a Live Q&A session with a certified Auto Mechanic…

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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Regulator

2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Regulator

On the 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan, the Voltage Regulator on this vehicle is built into and part of the Powertrain Control Module (PCM). When the Regulator is faulty, the PCM as a unit will need to be replaced. After the replacement, the PCM will need to be reprogrammed with the use of a DRB-III scan-tool. Does your vehicle have a similar problem? Get connected to a Live Q&A session with a certified Auto Mechanic and get your answers on this problem now!

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2004 Lincoln Town Car Serpentine Belt

2004 Lincoln Town Car Serpentine Belt

On the 2004 Lincoln Town Car, when installing the Serpentine Belt, to make things go a little easier, route the belt around all the pulleys except the Alternator. Using the center “square” hole on the face of the Tensioner, insert a 3/8″ drive into the hole. Rotate the Tensioner in a clockwise rotation. Pull up on the belt to collect all the slack near the Alternator pulley. The belt should now slide onto the Alternator pulley. Slowly release the Tensioner, and the belt is installed. Does your vehicle have a…

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2005 Chevy Colorado P0128 Coolant Sensor

2005 Chevy Colorado P0128 Coolant Sensor

On the 2005 Chevy Colorado, the P0128 is pointing to a fault in the Cooling System. Basically it’s saying that the on-board computer isn’t seeing the Coolant getting to the temp that it should be in a pre-determined amount of time. There are a couple of things that can set this code; a stuck Thermostat or a faulty ECT sensor. Most commonly on this vehicle, the ECT. Best place to start is by inspecting the ECT electrical connector and harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires. If the visual…

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2002 Lexus IS300 P0440 EVAP

2002 Lexus IS300 P0440 EVAP

On the 2002 Lexus IS300, the P0440 is a fairly general code that is pointing to a problem somewhere in the EVAP (emissions control/recovery) System. There are a few different things that can set a P0440 code. The best place to start here is by having the EVAP System “smoked”. This is where a machine forces smoke through the system and if there are any leaks, they will reveal themselves with a stream of smoke. If the smoke test proves no results, then a very common fail item that can…

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