1998 Mazda B2500 EGR Sensor

1998 Mazda B2500 EGR Sensor

On the 1998 Mazda B2500, the P1401 is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a fault with the Pressure Feedback Exhaust Sensor (aka EGR Position Sensor). It’s actually a fairly common fail item on these vehicles. Carefully inspect the rubber lines at the base of the sensor and the metal tubes they connect to, looking for any cracks, holes or loose/missing connections (inspect carefully! very common for these to dry-rot and crack!). Inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires. If the visual…

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2006 Chevy Equinox P0128 Coolant Sensor

2006 Chevy Equinox P0128 Coolant Sensor

On the 2006 Chevy Equinox, the P0128 is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a fault with the Engine Coolant Temp (ECT) Sensor. Make sure the Coolant Level is full. Make sure there are no leaks in the Cooling System. Inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires. If the visual inspection checks ok, most commonly, replacing the ECT will solve the problem. Does your vehicle have a similar problem? Get connected to a Live Q&A session with a certified Auto Mechanic and…

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1998 Toyota Avalon P1300 Ignition Module

1998 Toyota Avalon P1300 Ignition Module

On the 1998 Toyota Avalon, the P1300 is pointing to a fault with the Igniter. This is also referred to as an Ignition Control Module. Check the EFI Relay. Inspect the electrical connector and wire harness between the Igniter and the ECM. If the visual inspections check ok, most commonly, the Igniter will need to be replaced. You can find the igniter located on the lower left, rear corner of the engine compartment. Does your vehicle have a similar problem? Get connected to a Live Q&A session with a certified Auto Mechanic…

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2000 Chevy K1500 DLC No Communication

2000 Chevy K1500 DLC No Communication

On the 2000 Chevy K1500, when there is “No Communication” between the DLC and the scan-tool, check fuse #47 labeled as “CIGAR” in the fuse box to see if it’s blown. This fuse also protects the Cigar lighter, and more times than not, this is the root of the problem. Remove the cigar lighter receptical and unplug it. Install a new fuse. If it blows again, there is a wiring problem in the Data Link Connector. If the fuse does not blow, inspect the wiring harness to the cigar lighter for…

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2006 Suzuki Forenza P2135 Throttle Sensor

2006 Suzuki Forenza P2135 Throttle Sensor

On the 2006 Suzuki Forenza, the P2135 is a fairly straight forward code that is pointing to a fault with the Throttle Position Sensor. The TPS is mounted to the side of the Throttle Body. Carefully inspect the electrical connector and wire harness, looking for any loose, broken or damaged wires. Inspect the Throttle Plate and make sure it moves freely with no binding. Many times this can be excessive build-up on the Throttle Plate. Use some throttle cleaner and a toothbrush to clean the plate and the pivot points of the…

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2006 Toyota Sienna P0057 Oxygen Sensor

2006 Toyota Sienna P0057 Oxygen Sensor

On the 2006 Toyota Sienna,  the “Sensor 2’s” (aka “Downstream”) sensors are NOT A/F Sensors. They are “Heated Oxygen Sensors“. Only the “Sensor 1’s” (aka “upstream”) Sensors are A/F (Air/Fuel Ratio) Sensors. So… with the P0057, this is pointing to a fault with the internal heater for the Bank2 Sensor2 Oxygen Sensor. 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 tries to activate the heater and sees no response, the P0057 is set….

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1997 Infiniti I30 P1400 EGRC Solenoid

1997 Infiniti I30 P1400 EGRC Solenoid

On the 1997 Infiniti I30, the P1400 is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a fault with the EGRC-solenoid valve. This solenoid is located on the driver’s side mid, front of the engine. For best access, remove the throttle body air duct. Make sure to double, then triple-check the vacuum lines (3) to/from this solenoid for any cracks, holes or loose/missing connections. If the visual inspection checks ok, replace the EGRC Solenoid. Does your vehicle have a similar problem? Get connected to a Live Q&A session with a certified Auto Mechanic…

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2004 Chevy Venture P0131 Oxygen Sensor

2004 Chevy Venture P0131 Oxygen Sensor

On the 2004 Chevy Venture, the P0131 is a very straight forward and common code on these vehicles. It’s pointing to a fault with the Oxygen Sensor for Bank1 Sensor1. The Oxygen Sensor is mounted to the exhaust manifold on the side of the engine closest to the windshield. Carefully inspect the electrical connector and as far up the wire harness as you can, looking for any loose, broken or damaged wires. If the visual inspection checks ok, replacing the Oxygen Sensor will solve the problem. Very common wear-and-tear fail…

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 P0441 Purge Solenoid

2004 Dodge Ram 1500 P0441 Purge Solenoid

On the 2004 Dodge Ram 1500, there are a couple of things that can set the P0441 code. This can be a problem in the Leak Detection Pump or the EVAP Purge Solenoid. More commonly on these vehicles, the LDP, but both should definitely be tested for proper operation. Carefully inspect the electrical connectors and wire harnesses, looking for any loose, broken or damaged wires. Make sure to carefully inspect the vacuum lines to each for any cracks or holes as a faulty vacuum line can also set this code….

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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe Window Motor

2002 Hyundai Santa Fe Window Motor

On the 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe, when the window is “off track” on this vehicle, due to the nature of the setup on how the window is raised and lowered, there usually is no off track adjustment that can be made. The window “track” is kept in line with the use of a Window Regulator. So, when the glass appears to be “off track” this is most commonly due to a faulty Regulator or a problem with the glass-to-regulator connection. The window regualtor is a x-type, scissor mechanism that holds…

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