Author Archives: Bob Thomas

What is a P0443 OBDII Engine Code?

If your engine light comes on and using an OBDII scan tool, you get a P0443 code; it can be diagnosed and fixed in several steps. A P0443 OBDII engine code means the computer sees a malfunction with the EVAP (Evaporative Emission) Control System Purge Valve Circuit. The EVAP system sends fumes from the gas… Read More »

What is a P1345 OBDII Engine Code?

If you get an OBDII code P1345, it is a “Crankshaft Position-Camshaft Position Correlation” error. This is one of the more interesting errors since the vehicle still usually runs and often is not a bad camshaft position sensor. While the Camshaft Position sensor may be bad, replacing it often does not fix a P1345 error… Read More »

What is a Honda P1399 OBDII Engine Code?

If you own a Honda and get an OBDII code P1399, it is a notorious error for “Random Cylinder Misfire Detected.” It is an OBDII code specific to Honda vehicles including the Accord, CRV, Odyssey, Civic, and more. The most common fix is a bad injector or spark plug wire, but it can also be… Read More »

8 Causes and Fixes for P2181 Code Dodge

If you have a Dodge with a P2181 OBDII code, there is a problem with the coolant temperature. The onboard computer (ECM/PCM) is seeing a temperature out of range problem with the engine. What is a Dodge P2181 OBDII Code? A P2181 OBDII code is a “Cooling System Performance ” error. When the onboard computer… Read More »

Our Picks for Best Automatic Shifters

Automatic Shifters are a specialty performance part that gives more control to a driver and looks cool doing it. While mainly used for drag racing, they also can be used whenever more control over a vehicle is needed. If you are looking to get an automatic shifter, there are many available with those below some… Read More »

4 Causes and Fixes of a Chevy P0452 Code

If you have a Chevy with a P0452 OBDII error code, there is a problem with the fuel tank pressure sensor. An OBDII scan tool will give a “P0452 Evap Emission Control system Pressure Sensor Low.” While the sensor may be bad there are other things that can cause the error. When a problem with… Read More »

4 Causes and Fixes P0017 Error Code 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 »

What is a Jeep 4.0 Inline-Six Firing Order?

The Jeep 4.0 is an iconic engine and one of the most popular motors ever produced. It was discontinued in 2006 but is still wildly used by many Jeep owners and continues to be a great motor with many enthusiasts. What is a Jeep 4.0 Firing Order? 1 5 3 6 2 4 A Jeep… Read More »