Trouble Code: P0496 (Evaporative Emission System High Purge Flow)

There are a lot of possible ways in which the evaporative emission system can malfunction in a vehicle. In case you didn’t know, this is the system which prevents fuel vapors from leaving your vehicle’s gas tank and entering the outside atmosphere. It is a very complex system which is comprised of fuel vapor pressure … Read more

Trouble Code: P0440 (Evaporative Emission Control System Malfunction)

The evaporative emission control system is an environmentally friendly piece of auto technology. Its job is to contain fuel vapors in your vehicle and prevent them from escaping into the atmosphere and polluting it. Fuel vapor is a natural occurrence whenever you pump gasoline into your vehicle. Instead of polluting the outdoors, the evaporative emission … Read more

Trouble Code: P0014 (Exhaust Camshaft Position Timing Over Advanced Bank 1)

The exhaust camshaft is responsible for controlling the valves which contain and release carbon emissions. The engine control unit is the computer which controls the timing and position of the exhaust camshaft. However, sometimes there will be situations where the timing of the camshaft is advanced or held back more than what the engine control … Read more

Trouble Code Info: P0456 (Evaporative Emission System Leak Detected)

Modern vehicles are designed with an evaporative emissions system, also known as an EVAP system. When you pump fuel into your gas tank, there are vapors which emit from the fuel. If these fuel vapors were to escape your gas tank and reach the outside air, it would have a negative affect on the environment. … Read more

Explained DTC: P0420 Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold Bank 1

When the internal combustion process takes place, it creates a lot of toxic and dangerous pollutants. Vehicles have something in them called a catalytic converter which breaks down these exhaust emissions so that air pollution can be prevented or reduced. This component relies on a catalyst to break down these harmful pollutants. Some of which … Read more

Explained DTC: P0507 Idle Control System RPM Higher than Expected

The engine control unit of your vehicle is constantly monitoring your engine’s speed, particularly its idle speed. This refers to the number of revolutions per minute of the engine as your vehicle is not in motion. Your engine is idle whenever your vehicle stops at stop signs, stop lights, or parked with the engine running. … Read more