2010 Kia Soul P0441 EVAP Purge

2010 Kia Soul P0441 EVAP Purge

On the 2010 Kia Soul, the P0441 is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a fault in the EVAP Purge System. This is most commonly due to a faulty EVAP Purge Control Solenoid Valve (PCSV). It’s located on the side of the engine closest to the windshield, about mid-way down on the engine. Carefully inspect the vacuum lines to/from the PCSV for any cracks, holes or loose connections. Inspect the electrical connector and as far up the harness as you can, looking for any loose, broken or damaged wires….

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2005 Chevy Avalanche Blower Motor

2005 Chevy Avalanche Blower Motor

On the 2005 Chevy Avalanche, when the Blower Motor continues to run, even with the ignition off, on vehicles with Auto Temp Control,. the problem is going to lie in the Blower Motor Control Processor. It’s located under the passenger’s side dash, mounted to the HVAC housing, near the blower motor (very similar to a Blower Resistor, but “smarter” to accomodate the Auto feature). To gain access, remove the passenger’s side insulator panel (the panel right above where the passenger’s feet would be). Inspect the electrical connector for any loose,…

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2008 Chevy Suburban B0083 Impact Sensor

2008 Chevy Suburban B0083 Impact Sensor

On the 2008 Chevy Suburban, the B0083 is pointing to a fault with the Left Front End Sensor (aka “Front Impact Sensor”). The Front Impact sensor is located under the front of the vehicle, driver’s side, below the radiator support. Carefully inspect the electrical connector and as far up the harness as you can (check carefully, due to it’s location this is common!) looking for any loose, broken or damaged wires. If the visual inspection checks ok, replace the Left Front End Sensor. Does your vehicle have a similar problem?…

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2002 Mercury Mountaineer Air Bag Code 42

2002 Mercury Mountaineer Air Bag Code 42

On the 2002 Mercury Mountaineer, the Air Bag Code #42 is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a fault with the front Impact Sensor. The front impact severity sensor is mounted under the lower radiator support. Carefully inspect the electrical connector and as far up the harness as you can looking for any loose, broken or damaged wires. Make sure there is no excess build of debris around the sensor or connector. If the visual inspection checks ok, most commonly, replacing the sensor will solve the problem. Does your…

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2003 Ford F150 DLC No Communication

2003 Ford F150 DLC No Communication

On the 2003 Ford F150, if you plug your code reader or scan-tool into the Diagnostic Connector and the scan-tool or reader will not turn on or read any codes, the Diagnostic Connector is on the same circuit as the Cigar Lighter. This is fuse number “F2.3” in the fuse box located under the driver’s side dash. If the fuse blows after replacement, then the problem will be in the Cigar Lighter receptacle. Remove the lighter assembly and make sure there are no broken or damaged wires. If the visual inspection…

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2005 Ford Expedition Fuel Rail Sensor

2005 Ford Expedition Fuel Rail Sensor

On the 2005 Ford Expedition, the P0174 is pointing to a problem with Bank 2 running too lean. The P0193 is pointing to a fault with the Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor. With the FRP Sensor being faulty, there’s a good chance this is the reason Bank 2 is running lean. Inspect the electrical connector to the FRP Sensor and make sure there are no loose, broken or damaged wires. Inspect the vacuum line to the bottom on the FRP Sensor and make sure there are no cracks, holes or loose…

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2007 Toyota Prius Valve Adjustment

2007 Toyota Prius Valve Adjustment

On the 2007 Toyota Prius, according to the Toyota Normal Service Schedule, the Valve Clearance is to be inspected at intervals of every 60,000 miles and adjusted as necessary. On this vehicle, however, the likelihood of the Valve Clearance being off and “need” to be adjusted is very rare. If the valve clearance were to be off, you’d hear “chatter” on the top end of the engine. As long as you are not hearing any unusual noises then, it’s a safe bet to assume all is well, and there is…

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2010 Chevy Camaro P0449 Vent Solenoid

2010 Chevy Camaro P0449 Vent Solenoid

On the 2010 Chevy Camaro, the P0449 is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a fault with the EVAP Vent Solenoid Valve. The Vent Valve is located under the vehicle, above the rear differential, near the EVAP Cansister. Check fuse #32 in the under-hood fuse block. Carefully inspect the rubber lines to/from the Vent Valve for any cracks, holes or loose connections. Inspect the electrical connector for any loose, broken or damaged wires. If the visual inspection checks ok, most commonly, replacing the Vent Valve will solve the problem….

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2008 Chevy Tahoe P0121 Throttle Sensor

2008 Chevy Tahoe P0121 Throttle Sensor

On the 2008 Chevy Tahoe, the P0121 is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a fault with the Throttle Position Sensor. On this vehicle, the TPS is part of the Throttle Body Assembly. Inspect for the following conditions: Vacuum hoses for splits, kinks, and proper connections Inspect thoroughly for any type of leak or restriction Air leaks at throttle body mounting area and intake manifold sealing surfaces Throttle body for dirt, debris, and coking. (Many times a god cleaning of the throttle plate with the use of some throttle…

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2009 GMC Arcadia Headlight Bulb

2009 GMC Arcadia Headlight Bulb

On the 2009 GMC Arcadia, the best way to access the headlight bulbs on this vehicle is to remove the wheel house liner. Once you remove the liner, you will have a clear access to the bulb covers. Turn the headlight bulb cover counter-clockwise to remove it. Unplug the electrical connector to the bulb. Rotate the bulb assembly a quarter turn counter-clockwise to release it from the headlight assembly. Does your vehicle have a similar problem? Get connected to a Live Q&A session with a certified Auto Mechanic and get…

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