2003 Lexus SC430 P0441 P0442 P0446

2003 Lexus SC430 P0441 P0442 P0446

Lexus SC430/span> On the 2003 Lexus SC430, the P0441 and P0446 are set when there is an evaporative emissions leak from the components or when there is a malfunction in either the VSV for the EVAP, the VSV for the pressure switching valve, or in the vapor pressure sensor itself. P0442 is set when there is an evaporative emissions leak from the components or when the vapor pressure sensor malfunctions. So- best place to start here is having the EVAP system “smoked”. This is where a machine forces smoke through the…

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2005 Toyota Sequoia C1223 and C1251

2005 Toyota Sequoia C1223 and C1251

Toyota Sequoia On the 2005 Toyota Sequoia, The C1223 is just a general code that only states there is a problem somewhere in the ABS/VSC System. The C1251 narrows that down a bit more and points to the problem being with the ABS Pump Motor. On this vehicle, the pump motor is internal of the Brake Actuator/Skid Control Unit. Some testing will need to be done on the wiring to the unit making sure there are no opens or shorts. And to other items in the ABS/VSC systems. But, more…

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2002 Ford Escape Air Bag Code 47

2002 Ford Escape Air Bag Code 47

Ford Escape On the 2002 Ford Escape, the Air Bag code 47 is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a problem with the passenger’s side seat belt pretensioner. Remove the side panel of the passenger’s seat cushion. Carefully inspect the electrical connectors and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires. If there are no problems found, the pretensioner will need to be replaced. The purpose of the seat belt pretensioner is to tighten up any slack in the seat belt as quickly as possible in the event…

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2010 Mazda CX-7 2.3L P2009

2010 Mazda CX-7 2.3L P2009

Mazda CX-7 On the 2010 Mazda CX-7 with the 2.3L Turbo engine, the P2009 is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a problem with the Variable Swirl Solenoid Valve. It’s located on the top, front of the engine. Carefully inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires. Inspect the fuse labeled “ENG BAR 1”. If the inspections check ok, there is some testing that will need to be done to confirm, but more commonly, the solenoid will need to be replaced. Does your…

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2009 Chevy HHR P0013 P0014

2009 Chevy HHR P0013 P0014

Chevy HHR On the 2009 Chevy HHR, the P0013 and P0014 are pointing to a problem with the Exhaust Camshaft Position Actuator Solenoid (aka “Variable Valve Timing Solenoid”). These are actually fairly common fail items. They tend to get clogged and fail. The solenoid is located on the top, passenger’s side of the engine. Exhaust side is the one closest to the rear of the engine. Inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires. If no problems are found, most commonly, the solenoid will need…

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2001 Toyota Echo P0440 P0441 P0446 EVAP

2001 Toyota Echo P0440 P0441 P0446 EVAP

Toyota Echo On the 2001 Toyota Echo, The P0440 is set when there is an emissions leak from the components, or when the vapor pressure sensor malfunctions. P0441 and P0446 are set when there is an emissions leak from the components or a problem with the VSV for EVAP, VSV for Canister Closed Valve, or in the vapor pressure sensor itself. So- best place to start here is by having the EVAP System “smoked”. This is where a machine forces smoke through the system and any leaks can be more easily…

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2006 Honda CRV P1454 P0452 P2422

2006 Honda CRV P1454 P0452 P2422

Honda CRV On the 2006 Honda CRV, the P1454 and the P0452 are directly related. Both point to a problem with the Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor. The P2422 points to a problem with the EVAP Canister Vent Shut Valve. Both of these are located under the rear, driver’s side of the vehicle, on the EVAP Canister. Carefully inspect the electrical connectors and wire harnesses to each for any loose, broken or damaged wires. Inspect the vacuum lines for any cracks, holes or disconnections. Inspect the canister itself for any signs of damage….

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2001 Chevy S10 Blazer P0453 FTP Sensor

2001 Chevy S10 Blazer P0453 FTP Sensor

Chevy S10 Blazer On the 2001 Chevy S10 Blazer, the P0453 is a fairly straight forward code that points to a problem with the Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor. The FTP sensor is located at the top of the fuel tank, mounted to the top of the fuel pump assembly. To gain access, the fuel tank will need to be removed from the vehicle. Once removed, carefully inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires (inspect carefully, a rubbed-through wire in the harness is very common…

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1999 GMC Safari P1351 Ignition Module

1999 GMC Safari P1351 Ignition Module

GMC Safari On the 1999 GMC Safari, the P1351 is a fairly straight forward code that points to a problem with the Ignition Control Module. The ICM is located on the top, passenger’s side of the engine, just behind the Alternator. Carefully inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires. If the inspection checks ok, replacing the Ignition Control Module should 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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2005 Saturn Vue P2138 APP Sensor

2005 Saturn Vue P2138 APP Sensor

Saturn Vue On the 2005 Saturn Vue, the P2138  is pointing to a problem with the Accelerator Pedal Position Sensors. The code states there is a correlation error between the two sensors. These sensors are built into and part of the accelerator pedal assembly. Carefully inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires. Inspect for any signs of water intrusion. If the inspection checks ok, and there are no other codes set, it sounds like the accelerator pedal assembly will need to be replaced….

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