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
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
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.
2011 Chevrolet Malibu, L4-2.4L, Automatic
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
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.