2012 Chevy Traverse P2122 P2138 APP Sensor

2012 Chevy Traverse P2122 P2138 APP Sensor

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 P0442 P0455 EVAP leak

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 Air Bag Light B0079

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 2.4L P0016

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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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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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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2009 Chevy HHR P0013 P0014

2009 Chevy HHR P0013 P0014

Chevy HHR On the 2009 Chevy HHR, the P0013 and P0014 are pointing to a problem with the Exhaust Camshaft Position Actuator Solenoid (aka “Variable Valve Timing Solenoid”). These are actually fairly common fail items. They tend to get clogged and fail. The solenoid is located on the top, passenger’s side of the engine. Exhaust side is the one closest to the rear of the engine. Inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires. If no problems are found, most commonly, the solenoid will need…

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2001 Chevy S10 Blazer P0453 FTP Sensor

2001 Chevy S10 Blazer P0453 FTP Sensor

Chevy S10 Blazer On the 2001 Chevy S10 Blazer, the P0453 is a fairly straight forward code that points to a problem with the Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor. 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 fuel tank will need to be removed from the vehicle. Once removed, carefully inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires (inspect carefully, a rubbed-through wire in the harness is very common…

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2009 Chevy Cobalt TPMS Relearn Procedure

2009 Chevy Cobalt TPMS Relearn Procedure

Chevy Cobalt On the 2000 Chevy Cobalt, after replacing a Tire Pressure Sensor, the TPM system will need to go through a relearn procedure. The preferred method to complete the procedure is with the use of a scan-tool that can interact with the TPMS system. If you do not have access to such a scan-tool, an alternate procedure can be done. Here is the procedure: Ignition ON, initiate the TPM Learn Mode using one of the following procedures: On vehicles equipped with keyless entry, simultaneously press the keyless entry transmitters lock and unlock buttons…

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2008 Chevy HHR ran out of fuel no start

2008 Chevy HHR ran out of fuel no start

Chevy HHR On the 2008 Chevy HHR, when you run out of fuel, this quickly harms the Fuel Pump. The fuel itself is used to keep the fuel pump cool during operation. When there is no fuel to keep it cool, it burns out internally, very quickly. At this point, the fuel pressure reading will need to be taken. This will check if the fuel pump is working at full capacity. There is no external, serviceable fuel filter on this vehicle. If fuel pressure is low, the pump is failing or…

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