ALLDATA tech tips
Vehicle: 2007 Dodge RAM 1500, 4WD, V8-5.7L, VIN D, Automatic Transmission
Problem: DTC P0301 (#1-cylinder misfire)
Vehicle: 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe, AWD, 2.0L Turbo, Automatic Transmission
Problem: The park assist system was inoperative. There was also no audio warning when the vehicle was in close proximity to objects in front of it.
Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer, L4-2.4L SOHC, Automatic Transmission
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: 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. The body shop had already repaired all the damage and released car to customer. The malfunction indicator light (MIL) came on about a week later.
Vehicle: 2006 Chevrolet HHR, 2.2L 4 cylinder, VIN F, Automatic Transmission
Mileage: 111,846 miles
Problem: This vehicle came to the shop because the starter would stay engaged for 2-3 seconds after the engine started and the MIL was illuminated.
Vehicle: 2006 Toyota Avalon V6-3.5L (2GR-FE) Automatic Transaxle
Problem: The vehicle was brought to the shop with the MIL on and a rough running concern. Another shop has already replaced the plugs, air filter and fuel filter, which did not fix the problem.
Vehicle: 2006 GMC Sierra 1500, 4WD, V8-5.3L, VIN T, Automatic Transmission
Problem: This vehicle came to the shop because the temp gauge intermittently dropped to 165° F after engine had completely warmed-up. The MIL (malfunction indicator light) was on.
Vehicle: 2011 Infiniti EX35, AWD, V6-3.5L (VQ35HR), Automatic Transmission
Problem: The owner brought the vehicle in because the MIL was on and the engine was running rough.
Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Caravan, V6-3.3L, VIN R Automatic Transmission
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.
Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Maxima, V6-3.5L, Automatic Transmission
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 (BPY)
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 the engine.
Vehicle: 2004 Ford Truck Escape 2WD V6-3.0L VIN 1
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) V6-3.0L (272.947)
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.
Vehicle: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan, L5-2.5L (CBTA), Automatic Transmission
Problem: Vehicle was towed in to the shop for a no-start condition ever since the vehicle was jump-started from another vehicle. According to the vehicle owner, the battery was not jumped backwards. There was no flash and no arching marks visible on the battery terminals.
Vehicle: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4WD, V6 3.6L, Automatic Transmission
Problem: With a scan tool, the technician checked activation status in the power lift gate module to see if module was receiving a signal when a switch was pressed (handle switch, interior switch or remote key fob). Yes, it was receiving a signal to open from all inputs. He then checked in the body control module (BCM) trunk release data and noticed that it was switching from “pressed” to “not pressed” on its own – without pressing a button (see BCM PID screen). Next, he unplugged all the switches and the trunk release data revealed that it was still switching in the BCM.
Vehicle: 2009 Acura MDX, V6 3.7L, Automatic Transmission
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.
Vehicle: 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt, L4-2.2L, VIN F, Automatic Transmission
Problem: The customer stated that his vehicle’s tail lamps were not working. Also, when rear defroster was turned to the “On” position, the reverse lamps illuminate and the dome light intermittently came on.
Vehicle: 2004 Hyundai Sonata, V6-2.7L, Automatic Transmission
Problem: The customer brought the car in because the front brakes were smoking. The technician put the car on the rack and confirmed that the front brakes were locked-up and the front brake system was badly damaged.
Vehicle: 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix, V6-3.8L, VIN K, Automatic Transmission/Transaxle
Problem: This vehicle came into the shop with DTC P0404, which set right away after clearing. The customer noticed the engine stumbled on mild acceleration.
Vehicle: 2006 Dodge Ram 1500, 4WD, V8-5.7L, VIN 2, Automatic Transmission/Transaxle
Problem: Vehicle had DTC faults: P0335 for crankshaft position sensor, P0642 for sensor reference voltage 1 circuit low and P2122 for APP sensor circuit. The engine also lacked power.
Vehicle: 2002 GMC Envoy, 4WD, L6-4.2L, VIN S, Automatic Transmission/Transaxle
Problem: The vehicle stalled only when activating the left turn signal. The customer also noticed that the left headlight was dim. The customer replaced the headlight but there was no change. The stalling problem began to get progressively worse until it happened constantly.
Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Corolla CE Sedan, L4-1.8L (1ZZ-FE), Automatic Transmission
Problem: The vehicle was towed in for a no-start condition. The customer says the engine just stopped and would not start again.