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 is used in…

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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). As a result, 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…

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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. An air fuel ratio (A/F) sensor measures oxygen content of the exhaust in a wider range. The A/F sensor is very similar in design and function as an Oxygen Sensor, just ‘smarter’ to accommodate the advanced emissions systems. The job of the A/F sensor is to measure the oxygen content in the exhaust and send this information to the engine on-board computer. Based on air fuel ratio sensor signal, the…

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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. The function of the downstream oxygen sensors is to monitor the quantities of harmful exhaust gases flowing into and out of the catalytic converter to ensure the converter is working properly and ‘cleaning’ the exhaust enough to meet the vehicle’s emissions output specs. This sensor is located on the exhaust pipe behind the converter on the left side of the engine. Inspect the electrical connector…

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2005 Chevy Tahoe 5.3L P0332 Knock Sensor

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. The knock sensor detects preignition and detonation, potentially damaging forms of abnormal combustion. The knock sensor can detect even the smallest amount of knock or ping in any of the cylinders. When knocking or pinging is detected, the engine’s on-board computer will retard the ignition timing to try and correct it. These are actually very common fail items on these vehicle.…

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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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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. In addition to the mechanical function of the wax sensing element, an electrically assisted thermostat incorporates an electric heater within the sensing element. This heater is controlled by the vehicle’s on-board computer, which receives information on the speed and load conditions of the engine. It uses this information to regulate the temperature of the coolant. On this vehicle, the…

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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 TDC sensor is very similar in design, look and function as a Camshaft Position Sensor. The TDC sensor monitors a reference point on the camshaft that indicates where top dead center is on a cylinder. More commonly, cylinder number one in the monitored cylinder. The sensor sends a signal to the on-board computer which uses this signal to send a spark to the…

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2006 GMC Envoy P0455 EVAP Large Leak

2006 GMC Envoy

GMC Envoy On the 2006 GMC Envoy, the P0455 is a very general code that simply states there is a large leak in the EVAP (emissions control/recovery) System. First place to start here is with 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…

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2016 Ford Fusion 2.0L P1450

2016 Ford Fusion

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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