2011 Chevy Malibu 2.4L P0017

2011 Chevy Malibu

Chevy Malibu On the 2011 Chevy Malibu with the 2.4L engine, the P0017 code is pointing to a problem with the Crankshaft-to-Exhaust Camshaft correlation. First thing to check here is the timing chain. Many times the chain can stretch or jump slightly which can cause the correlation issue. Make sure the timing marks are still set dead-on perfect. Even the slightest bit off can set this code. If the timing marks check ok, then this can be a problem with the Camshaft Position Actuator Solenoid. This solenoid advances/retards the ignition…

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2007 Toyota Tundra 5.7L P1343

2007 Toyota Tundra

Toyota Tundra On the 2007 Toyota Tundra with the 5.7L engine, the P1343 is pointing to a problem with the Camshaft Position Sensor. The camshaft position sensor gathers information about the vehicle’s camshaft speed and sends it to the vehicle’s engine control module (ECM). The ECM uses this data to determine the timing of the ignition, as well as the timing of the fuel injection. The sensor also plays a role in spark delivery. This sensor is located on the top, driver’s side of the engine, just to the side…

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2005 Nissan Xterra P1283 A/F Sensor

2005 Nissan Xterra

Nissan Xterra On the 2005 Nissan Xterra, the P1283 is pointing to a problem with the A/F Sensor for Bank-2. There are a few things that can set this code. First, check for intake air leaks. With the engine running, carefully and sparingly spray some throttle cleaner around the base of the intake. If the engine responds, this is a sign of a leak and the intake gasket will need to be replaced (make sure to visual inspect the manifold itself for any cracks at this time as well). If…

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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 Downstream Oxygen Sensor for…

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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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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 Sesnsor (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 Sesnsor. . Does your vehicle…

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