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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2016 Hyundai Genesis P1235 Active Air Flap

2016 Hyundai Genesis

Hyundai Genesis On the 2016 Hyundai Genesis, the P1235 is pointing to a problem with the Active Air Flap. The AAF is located between radiator grille and radiator, and consists of an actuator and 6 air flaps. During high speed driving, it will reduce the air resistance by closing the air flaps. This improves the fuel efficiency and enhances the driving stability. If the engine is overheated, the system will open the air flaps to drop the temperature. So, this can be a problem with the wiring to the air…

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2011 Chevy Silverado 5.L P219A P219B

2011 Chevy Silverado

Chevy Silverado On the 2011 Chevy Silverado with the 5.3L engine, the P219A and P219B codes are both related. These codes are saying that the fuel-air ratio to both banks is incorrect and unbalanced. There are a few different things that can cause this issue. Things that will need to be checked: Inspect the air induction system for modified, damaged, leaking, or restricted components Inspect the crankcase ventilation system for improper operation. Inspect the vacuum hoses for splits, kinks, and improper connections. Inspect for vacuum leaks at the intake manifold, the…

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2015 Kia Sorento 2.4L P1326

2015 Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento On the 2015 Kia Sorento with the 2.4L engine, the P1326 is pointing to a problem with the Knock Sensor. This is actually a “known problem” on these vehicles. Kia has issued a Service Bulletin that states the knock sensor wiring will need to be tested and inspected and if good, then the engine will need to be replaced. Does your vehicle have a similar problem? Get connected to a Live Q&A session with a certified Auto Mechanic and get your answers on this problem now! If this article…

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