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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1996 Cadillac DeVille P0171 and P0174

1996 Cadillac DeVille P0171 and P0174

Cadillac DeVille On the 1996 Cadillac DeVille, when P0171 and P0174 are set with oxygen sensor codes, more times than not, this is not an oxygen sensor problem. This means the air-fuel mixture is running “lean” and this is what sets the oxygen sensor code. It’s not very common for both upstream oxygen sensors to fail at the same time. So, before condemning the oxygen sensors – First- check the Fuel Filter. Remove the filter and try to blow through it. Any resistance and the Fuel Filter will need to…

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2005 Toyota Highlander V6 P0018

2005 Toyota Highlander V6 P0018

Toyota Highlander On the 2005 Toyota Highlander, the P0018 is pointing to “CRANKSHAFT POSITION – CAMSHAFT POSITION CORRELATION (BANK 2 SENSOR A)”. This can be the case of a timing belt that has jumped a tooth or has stretched. SO, first thing to check here is the timing belt. Inspect the timing belt and make sure the timing is still set correctly and the belt teeth are in good condition. Bring #1 piston to TDC and check alignment. If the belt is good and still in alignment, then the problem…

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2008 Chevy Malibu P0451 FTP Sensor

2008 Chevy Malibu P0451 FTP Sensor

Chevy Malibu On the 2008 Chevy Malibu, the P0451 is a very straight forward code that points to a problem with the Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor. This sensor plays a major role in the EVAP (emissions control) System. So when faulty, it will throw off other parts/sensors in the system, which can produce a fuel smell. These are actually very common GM vehicle fail items. 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…

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2003 Mercury Sable P0193

2003 Mercury Sable P0193

Mercury Sable On the 2003 Mercury Sable, the P0193 is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a problem with the Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor. The sensor is located on the end of the fuel rail. Carefully inspect the vacuum line for any cracks, holes or disconnections. Inspect the electrical connector for any loose, broken or damaged wires. If no problems are found, check the actual fuel pressure. If the pressure is withing specs, replace the fuel rail pressure sensor. Does your vehicle have a similar problem? Get connected to…

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2007 Honda Odyssey P0443 P145C P0497

2007 Honda Odyssey P0443 P145C P0497

Honda Odyssey/span> On the 2007 Honda Odyssey, the P0443, P145C and P0497 codes are related. One is a general purge system code. One is a low purge flow code. And the other points directly to a problem with the EVAP Purge Solenoid. The EVAP Purge Solenoid is located on the top, rear of the engine, towards the driver’s side. Carefully inspect the vacuum lines for any cracks, holes or disconnections (inspect carefully, this is common!). Inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires. If the inspections…

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