2011 Chevy Malibu 2.4L P0017

2011 Chevy Malibu

Chevy Malibu On the 2011 Chevy Malibu with the 2.4L engine, the P0017 code is pointing to a problem with the Crankshaft-to-Exhaust Camshaft correlation. First thing to check here is the timing chain. Many times the chain can stretch or jump slightly which can cause the correlation issue. Make sure the timing marks are still set dead-on perfect. Even the slightest bit off can set this code. If the timing marks check ok, then this can be a problem with the Camshaft Position Actuator Solenoid. This solenoid advances/retards the ignition…

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2002 GMC Envoy P1345 P0014

2002 GMC Envoy

GMC Envoy On the 2002 GMC Envoy, the powertrain control module (PCM) uses the crankshaft position (CKP) sensor and the camshaft position (CMP) sensor information to monitor the correlation between the crankshaft and camshaft positions. If the deviation between the crankshaft and camshaft position exceeds a calibrated amount DTC P1345 will set.The P0014 is pointing to a problem with the Camshaft Position Actuator Solenoid. This solenoid is used in the variable valve timing system. The solenoid will advance/retard the camshaft position to provide the best possible fuel economy and performance…

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2012 Dodge Grand Caravan ABS C212a-16

2012 Dodge Grand Caravan

Dodge Grand Caravan On the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan, the ABS code C212a-16 is “SYSTEM VOLTAGE LOW – CIRCUIT VOLTAGE BELOW THRESHOLD”. Which is saying there is low system voltage to the ABS Module. This can be the case of a battery that has low voltage, a failing alternator or a faulty ABS Module. So, first thing to do is check the charging system. There is a quick and easy test for this, with the use of a voltage meter. With the engine running (if you need to jump-start the…

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2007 Toyota Tundra 5.7L P1343

2007 Toyota Tundra

Toyota Tundra On the 2007 Toyota Tundra with the 5.7L engine, the P1343 is pointing to a problem with the Camshaft Position Sensor. The camshaft position sensor gathers information about the vehicle’s camshaft speed and sends it to the vehicle’s engine control module (ECM). The ECM uses this data to determine the timing of the ignition, as well as the timing of the fuel injection. The sensor also plays a role in spark delivery. This sensor is located on the top, driver’s side of the engine, just to the side…

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2005 Nissan Xterra P1283 A/F Sensor

2005 Nissan Xterra

Nissan Xterra On the 2005 Nissan Xterra, the P1283 is pointing to a problem with the A/F Sensor for Bank-2. There are a few things that can set this code. First, check for intake air leaks. With the engine running, carefully and sparingly spray some throttle cleaner around the base of the intake. If the engine responds, this is a sign of a leak and the intake gasket will need to be replaced (make sure to visual inspect the manifold itself for any cracks at this time as well). If…

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2005 Dodge Magnum 2.7L P2098

2005 Dodge Magnum

Dodge Magnum On the 2005 Dodge Magnum with the 2.7L engine, the P2098 is pointing to a problem with the Downstream Oxygen Sensor for Bank-2. This sensor is located on the exhaust pipe behind the converter on the left side of the engine. Inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires. Make sure there are no exhaust leaks before or after the sensor mount location. Make sure there are no current cylinder misfires. If all of these check ok, replace the Downstream Oxygen Sensor for…

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Chip Install: 2004 Chevy Silverado 3500 8.1L

2004 Chevy Silverado

Chevy Silverado On the 2004 Chevy Silverado with the 8.1L engine, the performance chip is installed in-line to the Intake Air Temp (IAT) Senor. On this vehicle, the IAT sensor is built into the Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor. The MAF/IAT sensor is mounted to the side of the air cleaner housing. At the MAF/IAT Sensor, the IAT wire colors are: IAT Signal ( + ) = TAN Ground ( – ) = BLACK/WHITE Does your vehicle have a similar problem? Get connected to a Live Q&A session with a…

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2005 Chevy Tahoe 5.3L P0332

2005 Chevy Tahoe

Chevy Tahoe On the 2005 Chevy Tahoe with the 5.3L engine, The P0332 is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a problem with the Knock Sensor for Bank-2. These are actually very common fail items on these vehicle. Water intrusion into the sensor that shorts them out is very common. The knock sensor is located under the intake manifold. So, to gain access, the intake manifold will first need to be removed. Given the high labor rate of this job, it’s strongly recommended that both knock sensors be replaced…

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2008 Chevy Suburban 5.3L P0016

2008 Chevy Suburban

Chevy Suburban On the 2008 Chevy Suburban with the 5.3L engine, the P0016 is pointing to a problem with the Camshaft/Crankshaft correlation. There are a couple of things that can set this code. First, the ignition timing will need to be checked. Set #1 cylinder to TDC and then check the timing chain alignment marks and make sure they are aligned correctly. Even the slightest bit off here can set this code. If the ignition timing is correct, then the problem lies in the Camshaft Position Actuator Solenoid. This solenoid…

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