Tech Tips https://www.alldata.com/tech-tips-0 en A/C Intermittently Shuts Off on 2007 Rav4 https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/ac-intermittently-shuts-2007-rav4 <p> [embed:2] </p> <p> <strong>Vehicle:&nbsp;</strong>2007&nbsp;Toyota RAV4, 4WD,&nbsp;V6-3.5L (2GR-FE), Automatic Transaxle </p> <p> <strong>Mileage</strong>: 190,668 </p> <p> <strong>Problem:</strong>&nbsp;The vehicle was brought to the shop because the A/C compressor would shut off intermittently, and when it did, the A/C button light flashed. </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/ac-intermittently-shuts-2007-rav4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Entry: Option 2 Tech Tips & Trends blog ALLDATA News Tech Tips Tue, 12 Nov 2019 09:00:00 +0000 Thomas Bianchini 3247 at https://www.alldata.com 2004 Mercedes No Crank Issue https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/2004-mercedes-no-crank-issue <p> [embed:2] </p> <p> <strong>Vehicle:&nbsp;</strong>2004&nbsp;Mercedes Benz&nbsp;SL 500 (230.475),&nbsp;V8-5.0L (113.963), Automatic Transmission </p> <p> <strong>Mileage</strong>: 198,009 </p> <p> <strong>Problem:</strong>&nbsp;The engine fails to crank over when the ignition is switched to the START position. </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/2004-mercedes-no-crank-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Entry: Option 2 Tech Tips & Trends blog ALLDATA News Tech Tips Tue, 12 Nov 2019 09:00:00 +0000 Thomas Bianchini 3246 at https://www.alldata.com 2013 Versa – Delayed Engine Shut Down https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/2013-versa-delayed-engine-shut-down <p> [embed:2] </p> <p> <strong>Vehicle:&nbsp;</strong>2013 Nissan Versa Sedan, L4-1.6L </p> <p> <strong>Mileage</strong>: 68,452 </p> <p> <strong>Problem:</strong>&nbsp;The vehicle came in to the shop because the engine would continue to run 4-5 seconds after pressing the Start/Stop button; it used to shut off right away. </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/2013-versa-delayed-engine-shut-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Entry: Option 2 Tech Tips & Trends blog ALLDATA News Tech Tips Tue, 12 Nov 2019 09:00:00 +0000 Thomas Bianchini 3245 at https://www.alldata.com 2011 E350 Cranks but Won’t Start, No DTCs https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/2011-e350-cranks-wont-start-no-dtcs <p> [embed:2] </p> <p> <strong>Vehicle:&nbsp;</strong>2011 Ford E 350, V8-5.4L, Automatic Transmission </p> <p> <strong>Mileage</strong>: 86,002 </p> <p> <strong>Problem:</strong>&nbsp;This vehicle was towed into the shop because the engine would crank over but not start. There were no diagnostic trouble codes. </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/2011-e350-cranks-wont-start-no-dtcs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Entry: Option 2 Tech Tips & Trends blog Tech Tips Tue, 08 Oct 2019 19:17:00 +0000 Thomas Bianchini 3236 at https://www.alldata.com 2007 Expedition Power Windows Inoperative https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/2007-expedition-power-windows-inoperative <p> [embed:2] </p> <p> <strong>Vehicle:&nbsp;</strong>2007 Ford Expedition, 4WD, V8-5.4L, &nbsp;Automatic Transmission </p> <p> <strong>Mileage</strong>: 188,998 </p> <p> <strong>Problem:</strong>&nbsp;The vehicle was brought to the shop because the power windows were inoperative. They were all down about 2” and would not go up or down. The customers stated that they could hear a buzzing from the master switch. </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/2007-expedition-power-windows-inoperative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Entry: Option 2 Tech Tips & Trends blog Tech Tips Tue, 08 Oct 2019 08:00:00 +0000 Thomas Bianchini 3237 at https://www.alldata.com 2003 Camry with A/C Problems https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/2003-camry-ac-problems <p> [embed:2] </p> <p> <strong>Vehicle:&nbsp;</strong>2003 Toyota Camry Sedan, V6-3.0L (1MZ-FE), Automatic Transaxle </p> <p> <strong>Mileage</strong>: 199,996 </p> <p> <strong>Problem:</strong>&nbsp;The customer brought this vehicle to the shop because the climate-controlled air conditioning (A/C) wasn’t working. </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/2003-camry-ac-problems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Entry: Option 2 Tech Tips & Trends blog Tech Tips Tue, 08 Oct 2019 08:00:00 +0000 Thomas Bianchini 3238 at https://www.alldata.com Sentra Door Locks Inoperative https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/sentra-door-locks-inoperative <p> [embed:2] </p> <p> <strong>Vehicle:&nbsp;</strong>2012&nbsp;Nissan Sentra,&nbsp;L4-2.0L (MR20DE), CVT Transmission </p> <p> <strong>Mileage</strong>: 46,002 </p> <p> <strong>Problem:</strong>&nbsp;The customer stated that none of the power door locks were functioning. At first it was just one door, then another, then another until none of them were working. It didn’t matter if she used the key fob or the switches in the doors. </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/sentra-door-locks-inoperative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Entry: Option 2 Tech Tips & Trends blog Tech Tips Tue, 06 Aug 2019 16:58:00 +0000 Thomas Bianchini 3215 at https://www.alldata.com GMC Sierra Starter Stops Cranking with Key in Start Position https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/gmc-sierra-starter-stops-cranking-key-start-position <p> [embed:2] </p> <p> <strong>Vehicle:&nbsp;</strong>2005 GMC Sierra 2500, 4WD, V8-6.6L DSL, Turbo VIN 2, Automatic Transmission </p> <p> <strong>Mileage</strong>: 205,998 </p> <p> <strong>Problem:</strong>&nbsp;The truck was towed to the shop because, while holding the key in the Start position, the starter would begin cranking the engine over, then stop cranking before the engine started. </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/gmc-sierra-starter-stops-cranking-key-start-position" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Entry: Option 2 Tech Tips & Trends blog Tech Tips Tue, 06 Aug 2019 16:54:00 +0000 Thomas Bianchini 3214 at https://www.alldata.com Mercedes Key Will Not Turn in Ignition https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/mercedes-key-will-not-turn-ignition <p> [embed:2] </p> <p> <strong>Vehicle:&nbsp;</strong>2004&nbsp;Mercedes Benz&nbsp;S 430 (220.170),&nbsp;V8-4.3L (113.941), Automatic Transmission </p> <p> <strong>Mileage</strong>: 199,776 </p> <p> <strong>Problem:</strong>&nbsp;The vehicle was towed in because the key would not turn on the Electronic Ignition Switch (EIS). </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/mercedes-key-will-not-turn-ignition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Entry: Option 2 Tech Tips & Trends blog Tech Tips Tue, 06 Aug 2019 08:00:00 +0000 Thomas Bianchini 3216 at https://www.alldata.com Chrysler Town and Country with DTC P0394 https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/chrysler-town-and-country-dtc-p0394 <p> [embed:2] </p> <p> <strong>Vehicle:&nbsp;</strong>2013&nbsp;Chrysler&nbsp;Town & Country,&nbsp;V6-3.6L, Automatic Transmission </p> <p> <strong>Mileage</strong>: 77,675 </p> <p> <strong>Problem:</strong>&nbsp;This vehicle came in with the malfunction indicator light on. It didn’t seem to have any drivability issues. </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/chrysler-town-and-country-dtc-p0394" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Entry: Option 2 Tech Tips & Trends blog Tech Tips Sat, 29 Jun 2019 08:00:00 +0000 Thomas Bianchini 3173 at https://www.alldata.com Camry Cranks, No Start Issue – No DTCs https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/camry-cranks-no-start-issue-no-dtcs <p> [embed:2] </p> <p> <strong>Vehicle:&nbsp;</strong>2008&nbsp;Toyota&nbsp;Camry,&nbsp;L4-2.4L (2AZ-FE), Automatic Transaxle </p> <p> <strong>Mileage</strong>: 207,009 </p> <p> <strong>Problem:</strong>&nbsp;The vehicle was towed in for a crank, no start condition. </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/camry-cranks-no-start-issue-no-dtcs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Entry: Option 2 Tech Tips & Trends blog Tech Tips Sat, 29 Jun 2019 08:00:00 +0000 Thomas Bianchini 3172 at https://www.alldata.com Dodge Durango HVAC Issue – No DTCs https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/dodge-durango-hvac-issue-no-dtcs <p> [embed:2] </p> <p> <strong>Vehicle:&nbsp;</strong>2000&nbsp;Dodge&nbsp;Durango, 4WD,&nbsp;V8-4.7L, VIN N,&nbsp;Automatic Transmission </p> <p> <strong>Mileage</strong>: 148,667 </p> <p> <strong>Problem:</strong>&nbsp;The vehicle was brought to the shop because the HVAC would only blow though the floor vents. The problem had started a few days prior, and seemed to start happening overnight. </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/dodge-durango-hvac-issue-no-dtcs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Entry: Option 2 Tech Tips & Trends blog Tech Tips Sat, 29 Jun 2019 08:00:00 +0000 Thomas Bianchini 3174 at https://www.alldata.com Fusion’s New Key Will Not Program https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/fusions-new-key-will-not-program <p> [embed:2] </p> <p> <strong>Vehicle:</strong>&nbsp;2011&nbsp;Ford Fusion, AWD,&nbsp;V6-3.0L, Flex Fuel, Automatic Transmission </p> <p> <strong>Mileage:</strong> 96,554 </p> <p> <strong>Problem:&nbsp;</strong>The vehicle came in to the shop for a new key to be programmed. The vehicle owner had the original spare key and a new key from the dealer. </p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-file-attachments"><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-file"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><a href="https://www.alldata.com/sites/main/files/file-attachments/image_69.png" type="image/png; length=4877"><span class="file-icon field-icon-image-png" style="background-image: url('https://www.alldata.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png')"></span>image.png</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="filefield-file"><a href="https://www.alldata.com/sites/main/files/file-attachments/image_70.png" type="image/png; length=6711"><span class="file-icon field-icon-image-png" style="background-image: url('https://www.alldata.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png')"></span>image.png</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><a 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url('https://www.alldata.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png')"></span>image.png</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/fusions-new-key-will-not-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Entry: Option 2 Tech Tips & Trends blog Tech Tips Tue, 04 Jun 2019 08:00:00 +0000 spencer.aldrich@alldata.com 3143 at https://www.alldata.com Porsche ABS Light ON – Numerous DTCs https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/porsche-abs-light-numerous-dtcs <p> [embed:2] </p> <p> <strong>Vehicle:</strong>&nbsp;2000&nbsp;Porsche Boxster S (986),&nbsp;V6-3.2L, Manual Transmission </p> <p> <strong>Mileage:</strong> 128,009 </p> <p> <strong>Problem:&nbsp;</strong>The vehicle was brought to the shop because the anti-lock brake system (ABS) Light was flashing. </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/porsche-abs-light-numerous-dtcs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Entry: Option 2 Tech Tips & Trends blog Tech Tips Tue, 04 Jun 2019 08:00:00 +0000 spencer.aldrich@alldata.com 3145 at https://www.alldata.com Chevy Truck Knock Sensor Issues – DTCs P0327 & P0332 https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/chevy-truck-knock-sensor-issues-dtcs-p0327-p0332 <p> [embed:2] </p> <p> <strong>Vehicle:&nbsp;</strong>2003&nbsp;Chevorlet&nbsp;K&nbsp;1500, 4WD,&nbsp;V8-4.8L, VIN V, Automatic Transmission </p> <p> <strong>Mileage</strong>: 215,675 </p> <p> <strong>Problem:</strong>&nbsp;The truck came in because the malfunction indicator lamp was (MIL) ON. </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/chevy-truck-knock-sensor-issues-dtcs-p0327-p0332" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Entry: Option 2 Tech Tips & Trends blog Tech Tips Tue, 04 Jun 2019 08:00:00 +0000 spencer.aldrich@alldata.com 3147 at https://www.alldata.com Excursion O2 Sensor Monitor Won’t Run https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/excursion-o2-sensor-monitor-wont-run <p> [embed:2] </p> <p> <strong>Vehicle:</strong>&nbsp;2002&nbsp;Ford Excursion, 4WD,&nbsp;V8-5.4L SOHC, VIN L, Automatic Transmission </p> <p> <strong>Mileage:</strong> 185,003 </p> <p> <strong>Problem:&nbsp;</strong>The vehicle would not pass a state smog inspection. </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/excursion-o2-sensor-monitor-wont-run" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Entry: Option 2 Tech Tips & Trends blog Tech Tips Tue, 07 May 2019 17:09:00 +0000 Thomas Bianchini 3125 at https://www.alldata.com BMW DSC Light ON – Numerous DTCs https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/bmw-dsc-light-numerous-dtcs <p> [embed:2] </p> <p> <strong>Vehicle:</strong>&nbsp;2010&nbsp;BMW&nbsp;X5, 3.0i (E70),&nbsp;L6-3.0L (N52K), Automatic Transmission </p> <p> <strong>Mileage:</strong> 98,445 </p> <p> <strong>Problem:&nbsp;</strong>The customer came in because the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) warning light would come on intermittently. </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/bmw-dsc-light-numerous-dtcs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Entry: Option 2 Tech Tips & Trends blog Tech Tips Tue, 07 May 2019 08:00:00 +0000 Thomas Bianchini 3127 at https://www.alldata.com Explorer Runs Bad at Low RPM https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/explorer-runs-bad-low-rpm <p> [embed:2] </p> <p> <strong>Vehicle:&nbsp;</strong>2004&nbsp;Ford&nbsp;Explorer, 4WD,&nbsp;V6-4.0L, VIN E, Automatic Transmission </p> <p> <strong>Mileage</strong>: 149,998 </p> <p> <strong>Problem:</strong>&nbsp;The vehicle came into the shop because it was running poorly below 2,000 rpm and the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) was ON. </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/explorer-runs-bad-low-rpm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Entry: Option 2 Tech Tips & Trends blog Tech Tips Tue, 07 May 2019 08:00:00 +0000 Thomas Bianchini 3129 at https://www.alldata.com TSB Holds Cure for RAV4 A/C Problem https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/tsb-holds-cure-rav4-ac-problem <p> [embed:2] </p> <p> <strong>Vehicle:</strong>&nbsp;2010 Toyota RAV4, 4WD, L4-2.5L (2AR-FE), Automatic Transaxle </p> <p> <strong>Mileage:</strong> 98,667 </p> <p> <strong>Problem:&nbsp;</strong>The customer brought this vehicle in because the A/C was blowing hot air. The tech tested and replaced an A/C amplifier. When that didn’t fix the issue, he called Tech-Assist. </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/tsb-holds-cure-rav4-ac-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Entry: Option 2 Tech Tips & Trends blog Tech Tips Mon, 01 Apr 2019 17:33:00 +0000 Thomas Bianchini 3101 at https://www.alldata.com Electrical Gremlins Plague GMC Savana https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/electrical-gremlins-plague-gmc-savana <p> [embed:2] </p> <p> <strong>Vehicle:</strong>&nbsp;2006&nbsp;GMC&nbsp;Savana 2500,&nbsp;V8-6.6L Turbo DSL, VIN 2 </p> <p> <strong>Mileage:</strong> 159,003 </p> <p> <strong>Problem:&nbsp;</strong>The customer complained of intermittent problems with the head lamps going off and on by themselves and fuel pump staying on, even with the key off. There were other random, intermittent electrical problems too. The malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) was on. </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/electrical-gremlins-plague-gmc-savana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Entry: Option 2 Tech Tips & Trends blog Tech Tips Mon, 01 Apr 2019 17:29:00 +0000 Thomas Bianchini 3100 at https://www.alldata.com