Problem: This vehicle had erratic gauge and warning light operation and the HVAC controls only worked intermittently. The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) was ON as well as the ABS, TCS and Security lights. Additionally, the fuel level gauge was inoperative.
Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Sequoia, 2WD, V8-4.7L (2UZ-FE)
Problem: The vehicle came in to the shop because the HVAC blower was not working. The technician found that the A/C compressor and blower motor were both inoperative. This vehicle was equipped with an Automatic HVAC system.
Problem: The technician stated that this truck has melted four TIPMs in the last four months and the customer just brought it back complaining that the parking lamps do not operate correctly with his trailer connected.
Problem: This vehicle came in to the shop with the antilock brake warning indicator on. The technician connected a scan tool and pulled the codes listed below. They test drove the vehicle and confirmed that the brakes would intermittently lockup.
Vehicle: 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan, V6-3.3L, Flex Fuel, Automatic Transmission
Problem: The vehicle starts and runs fine, but after 40+ miles, it develops a very intermittent, quick stumble and sets p1128. At times, the customer has driven up over 100 miles and not set a code. The fuel system checked out okay. The tech also checked the wiring for the MAP, O2 & ECT sensors – all were good.
Problem: When this vehicle came into the shop, the DLC was on and the tech pulled DTCs C0460 – Steering Angle Sensor and C056D 39 – ECU Hardware Performance Internal Electronic Failure. The Tech performed the TSB 07-02-32-009 to update the EBCM and PSCM. After the flash, the Tech could not calibrate the steering sensor.
Vehicle: 2011 Chevrolet Malibu, L4-2.4L, Automatic Transmission
Problem: The vehicle was brought to the shop because the MIL was on and the engine ran rough and stalled. The technician checked the fuel pressure and it was within factory specifications. He was unable to keep the vehicle running long enough to see any difference in the camshaft timing “actual” versus “desired” PID. He also retrieved the numerous DTCs listed below.
Vehicle: 2003 Ford F-250, 4WD, Super Duty, 7.3L DSL Turbo V-8, VIN F
Problem: When applying the brakes with doors closed and engine running, the dash and speedometer lamps dim. When the door is open and the truck is running, the warning chime sounds when brakes are applied. The problem does not occur when the brake pedal is released.
Problem: The customer brought the car to the shop because, after starting the car, the TPMS light would flash for a minute then stay on continually. This would happen every drive cycle. The vehicle had stock steel wheels and hubcaps.
Problem: The customer’s concern was that engine would not idle after it had warmed up. The malfunction indication light was OFF. If the engine speed was held over 800-850 rpm, the engine would stay running.