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September 16, 2020 P2610 Code: ECM/PCM Engine Off Timer PerformanceDiagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) P2610 stands for “ECM/PCM Engine Off Timer Performance.” It means there is a malfunction in the engine control module (ECM) or powertrain control module (PCM) regarding an inability to identify the state of an engine. More specifically, it points to not being able to detect the September 02, 2020 P2181 Code: Cooling System PerformanceDiagnostic trouble code (DTC) P2181 stands for “Cooling System Performance.” It is triggered when the powertrain control module (PCM) detects that the coolant temperature in the radiator and engine is outside of the normal range (too hot or too cold).
June 24, 2020 How Hot Does a Radiator Get?The main heat exchanger in your car is the radiator. The coolant moves through the engine to absorb heat, then travels through the radiator. The cool air that flows through the radiator as you drive helps remove the heat from the coolant.
August 10, 2020 How to Flush CoolantMany late-model vehicles have organic additive technology (OAT) coolant that lasts longer than traditional, green inorganic additive technology (IAT) coolant. Still, even these more advanced formulas require a periodic flush or exchange.
June 09, 2020 P0507 Code: Idle Control System RPM Higher than ExpectedA P0507 code is a generic powertrain code that stands for “‘Idle Control System RPM Higher than Expected.” This OBD-II code belongs to a series of fault codes (P0505 to P0509) that pertain to a fault in the idle control system, and it means that the engine computer has detected