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 sensor. To replace, unplug…

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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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2005 Ford F-150 5.4L P2195 P2196

2005 Ford F150

Ford F-150 On the 2005 Ford F-150 with the 5.4L engine, P2195 and P2196 are stating that both banks are running “lean”. There are a few different things that can cause this issue. First- check the Fuel Filter. Remove the filter and try to blow through it. Any resistance and the Fuel Filter will need to be replaced. If the fuel filter is ok, a fuel pressure reading should be taken to ensure the fuel pump is working at normal capacity. Correct fuel pressure for this vehicle is: Key-On/Engine-Off: 35-45…

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2012 Buick Enclave Air Temp Actuator

2012 Buick Enclave

Buick Enclave On the 2012 Buick Enclave, when the air temp output is only correct on one side the dash, this is more commonly due to a faulty Air Temp Actuator (aka “Blend Door Actuator”). These are actually very common GM fail items. The driver’s side actuator is located behind the driver’s side/center of the dash (just to the right and above the accelerator pedal). To gain access, remove the driver’s side lower insulator panel. Once inside, inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged…

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2016 Lincoln MKX Rotten Egg Smell

Lincoln MKX On the 2016 Lincoln MKX, The smell of rotten eggs inside the vehicle “can” be the sign of a failing converter. However, there are a few other things that can cause this issue as well. Many times the “type” or “brand” of fuel you are using can play a role. Try using a higher octane fuel from a different source than what you usually use. Stick to a reputable brand name like, Shell, Exxon, Mobile, etc. If this does not help the smell, make sure the engine is…

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2015 Chevy Cruze 1.4L P0599

2015 Chevy Cruze

Chevy Cruze On the 2015 Chevy Cruze with the 1.4L engine, the P0599 is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a problem with the Engine Coolant Thermostat Heater Control Circuit. On this vehicle, the thermostat heater is built into and part of the thermostat housing. Carefully inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires. If no problems are found, replace the thermostat housing (with built-in heater). Does your vehicle have a similar problem? Get connected to a Live Q&A session with a certified…

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2002 Honda Civic 1.7L P1361

2002 Honda Civic

Honda Civic On the 2002 Honda Civic with the 1.7L engine, the P1361 is pointing to a problem with the TDC Sensor (aka “Camshaft Position Sensor”). The sensor is located behind the top timing belt cover. To gain access, the valve cover will first need to be removed. Once inside, inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires. Set the engine to TDC and make sure the timing marks are aligned correctly. If these check as good, replace the TDC sensor. Does your vehicle have…

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2006 GMC Envoy P0455 EVAP Large Leak

2006 GMC Envoy

GMC Envoy On the 2006 GMC Envoy, the P0455 is a very general code that simply states there is a large leak in the EVAP (emissions control/recovery) System. First place to start here is with the fuel cap. Check the underside of the fuel cap for any cracks or signs of defects that may keep the cap from sealing correctly. If there are any doubts about the inspection of the cap, replace it. Keep in mind, you will need a cap that meets OE Specs. Those “universal” or “locking” fuel caps…

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2011 Buick Regal 2.4L P0014 Exhaust Camshaft

2011 Buick Regal

Buick Regal On the 2011 Buick Regal with the 2.4L engine, The P0014 is a fairly straight forward code pointing to problem with the exhaust camshaft actuator solenoid. This solenoid is used in the variable valve timing system. This system advances/retards the ignition timing to provide the best fuel economy and performance for any given driving condition. What usually happens here, is the solenoid gets clogged and doesn’t move to it’s expected min/max positions. The solenoid is located on the top, passenger’s side of the engine, right next to the…

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