2011 GMC Terrain P0017 Exhaust Camshaft Bank1

2011 GMC Terrain P0017 Exhaust Camshaft Bank1

GMC Terrain On the 20011 GMC Terrain with the 3.0L engine, the P0017 points to a problem with the crankshaft and exhaust camshaft for bank1 being out of sync. This is more commonly due to a faulty Camshaft Position Actuator Solenoid Valve. This valve plays a role in the variable valve timing system. This system advances/retards the timing to provide the best fuel economy and performance for any given driving condition. When the valve isn’t working properly, the cam-crank will be out of sync. More times than not, then get clogged…

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2001 Ford E-150 5.4L P1405 EGR Flow

2001 Ford E-150 5.4L P1405 EGR Flow

Ford E-150 On the 2001 Ford E-150 with the 5.4L engine, the P1405 is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a problem withe DPFE (Differential Pressure Feedback EGR) Sensor. Very commonly here, this is a crack, hole or disconnection in the rubber lines going to the bottom of the sensor. Many times, this is simply due to time and dried out and brittle lines. So make sure to check this very carefully first. Make sure to include the EGR Tube itself for any cracks or holes in the inspection,…

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2008 Chevy Tahoe Air Bag Light B0079

2008 Chevy Tahoe Air Bag Light B0079

Chevy Tahoe On the 2008 Chevy Tahoe,  the B0079 is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a problem with the driver’s seat position sensor. The B0079 code is usually followed by a 2-digit code. All of these codes are related to the seat position sensor fo rthe driver’s side. The inflatable restraint seat position sensor is used to determine the proximity of a front driver or passenger seat position with respect to the frontal air bag. The sensor is located on the side of the seat, towards the front. Carefully inspect…

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2012 Chevy Malibu 2.4L P0016

2012 Chevy Malibu 2.4L P0016

Chevy Malibu On the 2012 Chevy Malibu with the 2.4L engine, the P0016 is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a problem with the Camshaft Position Actuator Intake Solenoid Valve. This solenoid plays a role in the variable valve timing system. This system retards or advances the ignition timing to provide the best performance and fuel economy for any given driving condition. So when faulty, this can interfere with correct ignition timing. This can produce performance issues as well as poor fuel economy. The solenoid tends to get clogged with build-up…

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2009 GMC Acadia P0017 Cam-Crank Correlation

2009 GMC Acadia P0017 Cam-Crank Correlation

GMC Acadia On the 2009 GMC Acadia, the P0017 points to a problem with the camshaft-crankshaft correlation on bank 1 exhaust side. There is a “known issue” on the 3.6L engine on this year when a “correlation” code sets. The 3.6L is very well known for the timing chain to “jump” due to a problem with the chain and/or the chain tensioner. However- when this is the case, more times than not, there are multiple correlation codes (P0017 – P0021). So, if this is the only code set, best place to…

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2006 Pontiac Montana P0449 Vent Solenoid

2006 Pontiac Montana P0449 Vent Solenoid

Pontiac Montana On the 2006 Pontiac Montana, the P0449 is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a problem with the EVAP Vent Solenoid Valve. On this vehicle, the Vent Valve is located on top of the fuel tank, mounted next to the EVAP Canister. To gain access, the fuel tank will need to be dropped. Carefully inspect the rubber and plastic lines to/from the vent valve and canister for any cracks, holes or disconnections. Inspect the electrical connector and wire harness to the vent valve for any loose, broken or…

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2013 Chevy Captiva Sport P0014 VVT Solenoid

2013 Chevy Captiva Sport P0014 VVT Solenoid

Chevy Captiva On the 2013 Chevy Captiva Sport with the 2.4L engine, the P0014 is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a problem with the exhaust camshaft position performance. This is most commonly due to a faulty camshaft position actuator solenoid. These are fairly common fail items. The solenoid is located on the top, passenger’s side of the engine, just to the left of ignition coil #1. The exhaust solenoid is the rear-most of the two solenoids (the front is intake side). To gain access, remove the air cleaner outlet…

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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 3.5L P0441

2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 3.5L P0441

Hyundai Santa Fe On the 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe with the 3.5L engine, the P0441 points to a problem with the EVAP Purge Control System. There are a couple of things to check here. First, 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 sold at…

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2003 GMC Sierra 2500 P0120 P2135

2003 GMC Sierra 2500 P0120 P2135

GMC Sierra On the 2003 GMC Sierra, the P0120 and P2135  are both pointing to a problem with the throttle position sensor. Carefully inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires. If no problems are found, many time a good cleaning can solve this problem. Using some throttle cleaner and a toothbrush and shop rag, try to clean as much build-up from the throttle bore, plate, and plate pivot points. If the cleaning does not solve the problem, then more commonly the throttle body assembly…

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2009 Chevy Equinox B0081 Seat Occupant Sensor

2009 Chevy Equinox B0081 Seat Occupant Sensor

Chevy Equinox On the 2009 Chevy Equinox, the B0081 is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a problem with the passenger’s seat occupancy sensor for the air bag system. On this vehicle, the occupant sensor is built into and part of the passenger’s seat pad. Carefully inspect the electrical connector and wire harness under the passenger’s seat looking for any loose, broken or damaged wires. If no problems are found, more commonly, the passenger’s seat occupant sensor (passenger’s seat pad cushion) will need to be replaced. Does your vehicle…

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