Causes and Fixes P0496 Chevy Traverse

If you have a Chevy Traverse and it gives a P0496 OBDII error code, there is a problem with the Evap system. An OBDII scan tool will give a P0496 Evaporative Emission System High Purge Flow. There are several causes of an Evap system error which are listed below. What is a P0496 OBDII Error… Read More »

Causes and Fixes P0017 GMC Acadia

If you have a GMC Acadia with a P0017 OBDII error code, there is a problem with the timing. An OBDII scan tool will give the error P0017 Crankshaft Position (CKP) – Exhaust Camshaft Position (CMP) Correlation Bank 1. Several failed components can cause a P0017 OBDII error code with the GMC Acadia, including sensors… Read More »

Causes and Fixes P2646 Honda Element

If you have a Honda Element with a P2646, the ECM does not see the rocker arm oil switch working when the rocker arm oil control solenoid is switched on. An OBDII error code will be given “P2646: Rocker arm actuator A- Bank 1 Perf. or Stuck off.” or “A Rocker Arm Actuator System Performance… Read More »

How To Fix Honda Engine Error Code P3400

What is an Engine OBDII Error Code P3400? A Honda with an Error Code P3400 is a “Cylinder Deactivation System Bank 1“. This error can be caused by several things but is commonly caused by a bad oil pressure sensor, Possible Causes Engine Error Code P3400 Defective cylinder deactivation solenoid An open or short in… Read More »

Causes When Air Conditioning Only Works When Driving

If your air conditioning only works when you are driving, there are several causes and fixes. A vehicle A/C system’s main components include the condensing fan, condenser, compressor, and refrigerant. If one component fails, the system will stop blowing cold air, but some symptoms point to certain component failure. Below is the most common causes… Read More »

How To Bypass Ford Fuel Pump Driver Module

If you have a Ford that uses a fuel pump driver module, it can be bypassed for testing. This can be a good way to test if the module is bad or possibly get the vehicle home in an emergency. I recently ran into this problem with a 2008 Ford F-150 that had a fuel… Read More »

Best Bluetooth OBDII Code Scan Tool for a Smartphone 2022

Since their introduction, OBDII Bluetooth scanner tools have become a favorite among part-time mechanics and professionals to find and fix engine problems. They are low-cost engine diagnostic tools that can help troubleshoot a problem. For example, if an engine light comes on, which gives no indication of the problem, a small, low-cost OBDII adapter code… Read More »

Causes and Fixes P0171 Honda Accord

If you have a Honda with a P0171 error code, the onboard computer (ECM) sees a problem with the gas/air-fuel ratio. The official definition for a P0171 error code is “Bank 1 System Too Lean.” What is a Honda P0171 Error Code? A Honda with a P0171 OBDII error code is a “Bank 1 System… Read More »

What Happens if You Overfill Coolant?

The coolant system in modern vehicles differs slightly from older cars as they use a reservoir tank many older cars and trucks did not have. Older cars and trucks often had an overfill tank that would capture fluid that came out of the radiator when hot but was not truly a part of the system.… Read More »

Muffler Delete vs Straight Pipe

If you want your car or truck exhaust to rumble, some of the best ways is to go with muffler delete or a straight pipe. Both are good for getting an aggressive race sound from the exhaust, with both having a distinct rumble. What is Muffler Delete? Muffler delete is when the muffler is removed,… Read More »

Causes and Fixes P0053 OBDII Code

If you have a vehicle with a P0053 error code, the onboard computer (ECM) is seeing a problem with an oxygen sensor. The official definition is “Heated O2 Sensor (HO2S) Heater Resistance (Bank 1, Sensor 1).” There are usually four oxygen sensors on a vehicle. What is a P0053 Error Code? A P0053 error code… Read More »

Causes and Fixes Honda Electric Parking Brake Problem

If you have a Honda that displays the error “Electric Parking Brake Problem,” there can be several causes. Many Honda owners report having issues with cars equipped with the new braking system. The vehicle will keep beeping and display on the screen “ELECTRIC PARKING BRAKE PROBLEM”. Often the “BRAKE” and “BRAKE SYSTEM” lights also light… Read More »

How To Fix a P0171 OBDII Error Code

If you have a vehicle with a P0171 error code, the onboard computer (ECM) is reading a problem with the air/fuel ratio. An OBDII scan tool will give the error message “P0171 “Bank 1 System Too Lean.” What Is a P0171 Error Code? A P0171 code indicates there is a fuel/air mixture problem on Bank-1… Read More »

Causes and Fixes P0118 Code Honda

If you have a Honda with a P0118 error code, there is a problem with a coolant heat sensor. The official definition is an “Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor 1 Circuit High.” There can be 2-4 engine coolant temperature sensors (ECT) in a Honda, depending on the year and model. What is a P0118 Code Honda… Read More »

Causes and Fixes Nissan P0456 Code

If you have a Nissan and it is giving a P0456 error code, the onboard computer (ECM) is seeing a problem with the EVAP system. The official definition of a Nissan P0456 error is a “Small Leak Detected in the EVAP System.” Often related codes also are given, such as a P0448 (Vent Control Valve)… Read More »

Causes and Fixes P0299 Code Chevy Cruze

If you have a Chevy Cruze with a P0299 code, there is an issue with low pressure from the turbo. The official definition of a P0299 code is “Turbo/Super Charger Underboost.” What is a Chevy Cruze P0299 Code? A Chevy Cruze P0299 code happens when the onboard computer (ECM) sees low pressure in the manifold.… Read More »

Causes and Fixes P0014 Chevy Trailblazer

If you have a Chevy Trailblazer with a P0014 error code, most scan tools will show an “Exhaust (B) Camshaft Position System Performance.” Some scan tools will give an Exhaust (B) Camshaft Position Timing – Over Advanced Bank 1. The most common cause of a Chevy Trailblazer with a P0014 error code is low oil… Read More »