2016 Ford Fusion 2.0L P1450

2016 Ford Fusion 2.0L P1450

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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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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2005 Saturn Vue P2138 APP Sensor

2005 Saturn Vue P2138 APP Sensor

Saturn Vue On the 2005 Saturn Vue, the P2138  is pointing to a problem with the Accelerator Pedal Position Sensors. The code states there is a correlation error between the two sensors. These sensors are built into and part of the accelerator pedal assembly. Carefully inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires. Inspect for any signs of water intrusion. If the inspection checks ok, and there are no other codes set, it sounds like the Accelerator Pedal Position Sensors will need to be replaced….

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2000 Ford F-150 NOx Emissions

2000 Ford F-150 NOx Emissions

Ford F-150 On the 2000 Ford F-150 with the 5.4L engine, the NOx being high is usually most associated with a problem in the EGR System. The NOx means there is too much exhaust gas not being recycled properly and this very well could produce a knock or ping. So, best place to start here is by checking all the vacuum lines to/from the EGR Valve, EGR Pressure Feedback Sensor and EGR Control Solenoid making sure there are no cracks, holes or loose connections (inspect these carefully! This is common, especially at…

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