2010 Honda CRV P0497 P145C

2010 Honda CRV

Honda CRV On the 2010 Honda CRV, P0497 and P145C codes are directly related. Both of these codes are pointing to the EVAP System low purge flow. When DTC P0497 and P145C are stored at the same time, check for a poor connection, a blockage, or damage at the EVAP canister purge line between the EVAP canister purge valve and the EVAP canister, or check for a stuck closed EVAP Canister Purge Valve. Carefully inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires. If no problems…

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2016 Ford Fusion 2.0L P1450

2016 Ford Fusion

Ford Fusion On the 2016 Ford Fusion with the 2.0L engine, the P1450 is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a problem with the EVAP Purge Solenoid. This solenoid plays a role in the fuel vapor recovery system, so when faulty can cause a hard start after fueling the vehicle. The solenoid is located on the top, driver’s side of the engine. It has several plastic tubes running to/from it. Carefully inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires. Inspect those plastic tubes for…

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2014 Honda Pilot oil on spark plugs

2014 Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot On the 2014 Honda Pilot, when there is oil getting into the spark plug tubes, this is more commonly due to worn spark plug tube seals. These are “donut” type seals that fit onto the top on the spark plug tubes. They are located under the valve covers. Most better quality valve cover sets will include these seals with the set. The brand name “Felpro” in part number: VS 50773 R will contain the valve cover gaskets and seals, which will be all you need to solve this issue.…

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2012 Chevy Traverse P2122 P2138 APP Sensor

2012 Chevy Traverse

Chevy Traverse On the 2012 Chevy Traverse,  the P2122 and P2138 codes are directly related and are pointing to a problem with the Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor. This sensor is built into and part of the accelerator pedal assembly. Inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires. Inspect the electrical connector for any signs of water intrusion. If no problems are found, replacing the Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor should solve the problem. Does your vehicle have a similar problem? Get connected to a Live Q&A…

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2003 Toyota Matrix P0136 Oxygen Sensor

2003 Toyota Matrix

Toyota Matrix On the 2003 Toyota Matrix, the P0136 is a very straight forward code pointing to a problem with the “downstream” (bank-1/sensor-2) oxygen sensor. These are very common wear-and-tear fail items. The sensor is located under the vehicle, mounted to the rear of the catalytic converter. Carefully inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires. If no problems are found, replacing the sensor should solve the problem. To replace, unplug the electrical connector and unscrew the sensor from the exhaust. Does your vehicle have…

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2007 Nissan Sentra P2A00 Air-Fuel Sensor

2007 Nissan Sentra

Nissan Sentra On the 2007 Nissan Sentra, the P2A00 is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a problem with the A/F Sensor (very similar in design and function to an oxygen sensor… just “smarter”). The sensor is mounted to the exhaust manifold. Carefully inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires. Make sure there are no leaks in the exhaust system, like in a pipe or at the manifold itself. If any leaks are found, these must be repaired first. If no problems are found,…

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2010 Chevy Equinox P0442 P0455 EVAP leak

2010 Chevy Equinox

Chevy Equinox On the 2010 Chevy Equinox, the P0442 is a “small” EVAP leak. And the P0455 is a “large” EVAP leak. First and foremost- check 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 sold at after market parts stores do not meet OE…

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2007 Toyota Camry C1391 Brake Control

2007 Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry On the 2007 Toyota Camry, the C1391 is “BRAKE CONTROL: ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED BRAKE SYSTEM: Accumulator Leak Malfunction”. C1391 is stored if a brake fluid, internal or other leak is detected due to improper sealing in the actuator. Internal leakage is suspected if the pump motor operates frequently without braking. There is some testing that will need to be done. The system will need to be tested for any leaks. The Brake Actuator Assembly will need to be tested and inspected. And if these check ok, then next, the Skid…

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2012 Buick LaCrosse 3.6L P0014 VVT Solenoid

2012 Buick LaCrosse

Buick LaCrosse On the 2012 Buick LaCrosse with the 3.6L engine, the P0014 is stating there is a problem with the Exhaust Camshaft Position System Performance for Bank 1. This is more commonly due to a faulty Camshaft Position Actuator Solenoid Valve (aka “Variable Valve timing solenoid”). More times than not, they get clogged and cannot achieve their expected min/max positions. This solenoid is located on the passenger’s side of the engine, towards the rear of the engine. The exhaust solenoid is the lower of the two solenoids. Carefully inspect the electrical…

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2004 Hyundai SantaFe 2.7L P0335 P1372

2004 Hyundai SantaFe

Hyundai SantaFe On the 2004 Hyundai SantaFe with the 2.7L engine, the P0335 and P1372 codes are related. Both point to a problem with the Crankshaft Position Sensor. This sensor plays a role in spark delivery, so if/when faulty, can cause the symptoms you have described above. The sensor is located just below the ignition coil pack. Carefully inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires. If no problems are found, the Crankshaft Position Sensor will need to be replaced. To replace, unplug the electrical connector. Remove…

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