2011 Chevy Silverado 5.L P219A P219B

2011 Chevy Silverado 5.L P219A P219B

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 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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2013 Chevy Captiva Sport P0014 VVT Solenoid

2013 Chevy Captiva Sport P0014 VVT Solenoid

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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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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