Chip Install: 2004 Chevy Silverado 3500 8.1L

2004 Chevy Silverado

Chevy Silverado On the 2004 Chevy Silverado with the 8.1L engine, the performance chip is installed in-line to the Intake Air Temp (IAT) Senor. On this vehicle, the IAT sensor is built into the Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor. The MAF/IAT sensor is mounted to the side of the air cleaner housing. At the MAF/IAT Sensor, the IAT wire colors are: IAT Signal ( + ) = TAN Ground ( – ) = BLACK/WHITE Does your vehicle have a similar problem? Get connected to a Live Q&A session with a…

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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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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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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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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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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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2008 Chevy Tahoe Air Bag Light B0079

2008 Chevy Tahoe

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

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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2013 Chevy Captiva Sport P0014 VVT Solenoid

2013 Chevy Captiva

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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