1997 Mazda Protege P1195 Boost Sensor

1997 Mazda Protege P1195 Boost Sensor

On the 1997 Mazda Protege, the P1195 is pointing to a fault with the EGR Boost Sensor, not the EGR Valve itself. A very common problem here is a vacuum line to the EGR Boost sensor that has a crack, hole or loose/missing connection. I’ve also seen the “nipple” at the bottom the Boost Sensor (that the vacuum line plugs into) break/crack. SO- best place to start here is by inspecting the vacuum lines to the Boost Sensor. Inspect the sensor itself as well. Inspect the electrical connector and as…

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2002 Ford F150 P1507 IAC Valve

2002 Ford F150 P1507 IAC Valve

On the 2002 Ford F150, the P1507 is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a fault with the Idle Air Control (IAC) Valve. Inspect the air duct tubes for any cracks, holes or loose/missing connections. Visually inspect the electrical connector to the IAC for any loose, broken or damaged wires. Inspect the throttle body for any binding, build-up or air leaks. If the visual inspection checks ok, replacing the IAC Valve should solve the problem. You can find the IAC located on the top, driver’s side, mounted to the side of…

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2011 Dodge Charger Steering Fluid

2011 Dodge Charger Steering Fluid

On the 2011 Dodge Charger, the power steering fluid reservoir is built into the power steering pump. I know it’s a bit much, but… to access it, you’ll need to remove the passenger’s side front tire, and then the wheel well splash shield. You will then see the power steering pump. To the top left there will be a cap. Turn the cap to remove and the fluid dipstick is on the underside of the cap. Does your vehicle have a similar problem? Get connected to a Live Q&A session…

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2007 Honda Accord P0498 Vent Valve

2007 Honda Accord P0498 Vent Valve

On the 2007 Honda Accord, the P0498 is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a fault with the EVAP Canister Vent Shut Valve. This valve is located under the vehicle, towards the rear, near the EVAP Canister. Carefully inspect the electrical connector for any loose, broken or damaged wires. Inspect the lines in the area for any cracks, holes or loose/missing connections. If the visual inspection checks ok, suspect a faulty Valve. The P0135 is also a straight forward code pointing to a fault with the internal heater for the…

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2006 Pontiac Torrent P0455 EVAP Leak

2006 Pontiac Torrent P0455 EVAP Leak

On the 2006 Pontiac Torrent, the P0455 is “EVAP System Large Leak Detected”. This is a very “general” code, and there is no 1-answer, “it’s this…” kind of answer. There will need to be some testing done. If you have already replaced the Fuel Cap, make sure the replacement cap meets Pontiac OE specs. Most after market caps (like from Auto Zone) do not meet specs. Locking or Universal caps also do not meet specs. If you are certain the Fuel Cap is good and sealing correctly, then the next…

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2009 Hyundai Accent IAT/MAP Sensor

2009 Hyundai Accent IAT/MAP Sensor

On the 2009 Hyundai Accent, when adding a Performance Chip, it is most commonly installed to the Intake Air Temp (IAT) Sensor. On this vehicle, the IAT is built into the Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) Sensor. At the MAP/IAT Sensor, Wire #3 is the IAT Signal ( + ) and wire #4 is Ground ( – ). 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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1997 Ford Crown Victoria P0141 O2 Sensor

1997 Ford Crown Victoria P0141 O2 Sensor

On the 1997 Ford Crown Victoria, the P0141 is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a fault with the internal heater for the Oxygen Sensor for Bank1 Sensor2. The on-board computer uses this internal heater to get the sensor to normal operating temps within a matter of seconds on cold starts. When it does not see the heater respond, the code is set. Most commonly, this is simply the case of a faulty sensor, and replacement usually solves the problem. Make sure to give the electrical connector and wire…

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1994 Buick Park Ave Blower Motor

1994 Buick Park Ave Blower Motor

On the 1994 Buick Park Ave, when the Blower Motor continues to run even with the ignition off, this is most commonly due to a faulty Blower Motor Control Module. You can find the module located under the hood towards the rear/passenger’s side of the engine compartment, mounted to the blower motor housing. Carefully inspect the electrical connector and harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires. If the visual inspection checks ok, replacing the blower motor control module should solve the problem. Does your vehicle have a similar problem?…

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