Tech Tips https://www.alldata.com/tech-tips-0 en Versa’s Damp Taillights Cause TRS Code and Engine Hesitation https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/versas-damp-taillights-cause-trs-code-and-engine-hesitation <p> [embed:2] </p> <p> <strong>Vehicle:&nbsp;</strong>2015&nbsp;Nissan-Datsun&nbsp;Versa Sedan,&nbsp;L4-1.6L, CVT Transaxle </p> <p> <strong>Mileage</strong>: 76,098 </p> <p> <strong>Problem:</strong>&nbsp;This vehicle was brought to the shop because the malfunction indicator lamp was on. The customer also mentioned that the engine would hesitate when she shifted the transmission into reverse. </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/versas-damp-taillights-cause-trs-code-and-engine-hesitation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Entry: Option 2 Tech Tips & Trends blog ALLDATA News Tech Tips Wed, 01 Apr 2020 08:00:00 +0000 Thomas Bianchini 3318 at https://www.alldata.com Civic Engine Will Only Rotate Counterclockwise https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/civic-engine-will-only-rotate-counterclockwise <p> [embed:2] </p> <p> <strong>Vehicle:&nbsp;</strong>2012&nbsp;Honda&nbsp;Civic Hybrid,&nbsp;L4-1.5L, CVT Transmission </p> <p> <strong>Mileage</strong>: 106,988 </p> <p> <strong>Problem:</strong>&nbsp;This vehicle was towed to the shop because the engine died at a stop light then the engine would not crank over. </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/civic-engine-will-only-rotate-counterclockwise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Entry: Option 2 Tech Tips & Trends blog ALLDATA News Tech Tips Wed, 01 Apr 2020 08:00:00 +0000 Thomas Bianchini 3317 at https://www.alldata.com F250 Diode Causes No Lights When Engine is Idling https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/f250-diode-causes-no-lights-when-engine-idling <p> [embed:2] </p> <p> <strong>Vehicle:&nbsp;</strong>2008&nbsp;Ford&nbsp;F250, 4WD, Super Duty,&nbsp;V8-6.4L DSL Turbo, Automatic Transmission </p> <p> <strong>Mileage</strong>:&nbsp;168,994 </p> <p> <strong>Problem:</strong>&nbsp;The shop got a Ford F250 in because the radio didn’t work, the PRNDL gear indicator light was out and there was no instrument panel operation unless the engine was revved to about 1500 rpm. </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/f250-diode-causes-no-lights-when-engine-idling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Entry: Option 2 Tech Tips & Trends blog ALLDATA News Tech Tips Wed, 01 Apr 2020 08:00:00 +0000 Thomas Bianchini 3319 at https://www.alldata.com Chrysler 300 Oil Pressure Light “On” When Cornering https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/chrysler-300-oil-pressure-light-when-cornering <p> [embed:2] </p> <p> <strong>Vehicle:&nbsp;</strong>2006&nbsp;Chrysler&nbsp;300,&nbsp;V6-2.7L, VIN R, Automatic Transmission </p> <p> <strong>Mileage</strong>: 168,992 </p> <p> <strong>Problem:</strong>&nbsp;The vehicle owner stated the oil pressure warning lamp lights up while making left or right turns. The malfunction indicator light (MIL) would come on intermittently. </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/chrysler-300-oil-pressure-light-when-cornering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Entry: Option 2 Tech Tips & Trends blog Tech Tips Tue, 10 Mar 2020 18:25:00 +0000 Thomas Bianchini 3295 at https://www.alldata.com Camero MIL “On” and in Limp Mode https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/camero-mil-and-limp-mode <p> [embed:2] </p> <p> <strong>Vehicle:&nbsp;</strong>2014&nbsp;Chevrolet&nbsp;Camaro,&nbsp;V6-3.6L, Automatic Transmission </p> <p> <strong>Mileage</strong>: 68,663 </p> <p> <strong>Problem:</strong>&nbsp;This vehicle came to the shop because the malfunction indicator light was on and the engine exhibited a significant loss of power. </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/camero-mil-and-limp-mode" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Entry: Option 2 Tech Tips & Trends blog Tech Tips Tue, 10 Mar 2020 08:00:00 +0000 Thomas Bianchini 3296 at https://www.alldata.com Civic Displays Many DTCs After Collision Repairs https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/civic-displays-many-dtcs-after-collision-repairs <p> [embed:2] </p> <p> <strong>Vehicle:&nbsp;</strong>2017&nbsp;Honda&nbsp;Civic Sedan,&nbsp;L4-1.5L Turbo (L15B7), Automatic Transaxle </p> <p> <strong>Mileage</strong>: 23,668 </p> <p> <strong>Problem:</strong>&nbsp;A 2017 Honda Civic was in a minor collision but sat for months in the Collision shop awaiting authorization for repairs. The vehicle was finally repaired but the battery had gone dead in the interim. After the battery was replaced, the Civic started and ran fine but numerous diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) were discovered in the “post-scan” of the vehicle. The “Pre-scan” had revealed no DTCs. The technician retrieved the following codes: </p><p><a href="https://www.alldata.com/blog-entry-option-2/civic-displays-many-dtcs-after-collision-repairs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Entry: Option 2 Tech Tips & Trends blog Tech Tips Tue, 10 Mar 2020 08:00:00 +0000 Thomas Bianchini 3297 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 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 Tech Tips Tue, 12 Nov 2019 09:00:00 +0000 Thomas Bianchini 3245 at https://www.alldata.com 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 Tech Tips Tue, 12 Nov 2019 09:00:00 +0000 Thomas Bianchini 3247 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 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 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 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 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