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.
Vehicle: 2014 Ford Fusion,
FWD, L4-2.0L Turbo, Automatic Transmission
Problem: A DTC, U0401 (Invalid Data Received
from ECM/PCM A) won’t clear from all modules after recent
collision repairs were made. The scan tool also reported an
ABS/TCS steering module message. The vehicle had been in a
rear-end collision and the front bumper was damaged as well.
Problem: The car was a sublet from a body shop
after they did repairs because the radio, turn signals, low beams
and the low-speed wipers were inoperative. The steering column
switches and front ECU had already been replaced.
Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Caravan, V6-3.3L, VIN R
Problem: This vehicle came to the shop because
the engine would crank but not start and the MIL was on. The
camshaft (CMP) and crankshaft (CKP) sensors had already been
replaced but did not fix the problem.
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: 2007 Volkswagen Eos (1F7) L4-2.0L Turbo
Problem: This VW came to the shop with the MIL
(Malfunction Indicator Light) on and the customer’s concerns were
that the vehicle had no power and no throttle response. The
vehicle would go into limp-in mode anytime there was a load on
Problem: The vehicle was brought in because the
engine intermittently hesitated and bogged on acceleration. The
MIL (Malfunction Indicator Light) was on. The problem had
occurred only three times before.
Vehicle: 2008 Mercedes Benz C 300 (204.054)
Problem: This vehicle was brought to the shop
with the Malfunction Indication Lamp on. The technician found DTC
0814, a manufacturer’s code for “Left bank secondary air
injection pump malfunction.” The standard SAE code for this same
issue is P0410.
Problem: The customer noted that all of the
exterior lights were inoperative, the windshield wipers would
begin at any time without being activated by the switch and the
instrument cluster would intermittently stop working.