Category Archive: Electrical

Codes for Nissan Sentra

Car Information:
Nissan Sentra
Year: 2001
Engine Size: 1.8L
Trans: Manual

Issue / Question:
Code p1130, low power low rpms, runs better at higher rpms, runs better on dry days, probably MAF sensor needs changed. If I remove IM and clean and change O-rings, clean tubes, will this help?
Also a squeak from under the valve cover, I resealed the VC gasket, should have changed the pcv.
I have replaced the upstream O2 sensors and cat conv and ignition coils& 2 belts, power steering pump & alternator.

Answer:
I don’t have a listing for a P 1130 code, Have a 1126 and a 1132
but nothing in between. I would need to scan the system and see what you have going on.

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Buick Century Instrument Panel Problems

Car Information:
Buick Century
Year: 2002
Engine Size: 6 cyl
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
Odometer and which gear one is in indicators inside instrument panel no longer light up and are therefore unreadable. Dealer told me entire instrument panel has to be replaced to fix the problem which will cost 800 dollars. Heard your radio program Saturday where you said Buick was well aware of the shortcomings of it’s instrument panels and where you also said the prices of these panels was coming down and now around 300 dollars. Is that a fair estimate of what you would charge me to fix it? Thank you.

Answer:
Here’s the deal on this car, the cluster is available from the dealer (big bucks), used or we can send yours out for rebuild, then after we get it installed we will have to program it. We can get it done for $515.00 parts and labor.

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No Power in Chevy Impala

Car Information:
Chevy Impala
Year: 2003
Engine Size: 3.4 Liter
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
Car had a problem last week no power. Took to transmission guy and found catalytic converter plugged, had it replaced and got a PO420 code. Three days later saying catalyst efficiency below threshold bank 1, cleared and replaced both up and downstream 02 sensors, getting the same code back this morning. What do I do next?

Answer:
We need to use our TECH 2 GM scan tool to monitor the catalytic converter to see if it is reaching minimum target temp. If not this will continue to keep resetting, a vacuum leak can also cause this.

Let us know when you want to bring it in, 407-629-2661

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Mercedes General Issues

Car Information:
Mercedes
Year: 1995
Engine Size: C 280
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
Firstly, I am having a problem with the dashboard lights and gauges turning on and off. Acceleration isn’t smooth, and you can feel it shaking and cutting between power and no power. Lastly, I am having a problem with the reverse gear. When parking at an elevation, the gear may not have the power to pull out.

Answer:
None of these symptoms sound too major. However, if you would like to get it in for us to check, just let us know.

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Nissan Sentra has bad Connections

Car Information:
Nissan Sentra
Year: 1999
Engine Size: 1.5
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
Car sometimes will not start. Battery is strong but engine will not turn over. A clicking noise (starter) sounds. When engine does start it runs fine. Sometimes it runs in a very low gear (the car in idle does NOT creep forward when I let off of the brake pedal) I turn off engine then restart and The O/D off light flashes and then runs fine. Also sometimes when the car DOES NOT start all electrical goes dead. The radio and clock needs reset. When it runs (most of the time) the car runs great and smooth.

Answer:
There’s a bad connection, either at the battery, starter, or main engine relay. Its most likely causing the no start and the transmission to go into limp mode. We will need to check for a bad connection. There are several wires coming off the positive battery post, these terminals deteriorate and cause problems like this. Let us know if you need our help

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Electrical Problems in Pontiac Torrent

Car Information:
Pontiac Torrent
Year: 2008
Engine Size: V6
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
I believe I am having an electrical problem with my car. The dealer can not find anything wrong with it when I take it in to be checked. The air bag light on passenger side goes off and then comes back on when an adult is sitting there. The driver side door chimes work when ever it feels like it such as when the key is in ignition and the door is open sometimes it lets me know my keys are in ignition and other times it does not. The same chime works whenever it feels like it. When you push the door lock button from drivers side door to tell you the car will lock soon, Also O2 sensor just went out. HELP!!!

Answer:
Convenience module, occupant weight sensor, and a O/2 sensor should all be covered under warranty! Ask them if they will pay for the repairs if you get it fixed at Magic Mechanic? No kidding

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AC blows Hot

Car Information:
Cadillac Escalade
Year: 2005
Engine Size: V8
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
The AC often blows hot when it should be cold, cold when it should be hot, and sometimes cold on the drivers side and hot on the passenger side.

The DVD players in the headrests have no power.

Answer:
We need to check the refrigerant level first if its a little low only one side of the evaporator will get cold, then check the blend door motor with our tech 2 scan system sometimes we have to re calibrate the motor.

We will need to find out where the power feed is for the TV and check for a blown fuse.

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Airbag light lights up

Car Information:
Ford Focus
Year: 2007
Engine Size:
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
Ford’s warranty specifies 5 years, 50k miles for the restraint systems; IE belts and airbags. If the airbag light in a 2007 Focus is lit periodically, is there anything it could indicate other than a problem with the airbag system? The local Ford dealer says “not covered” but that it can be fixed for $1000.

Answer:
I would suspect a bad multi-function switch or steering wheel contact plate. However we would need to scan it but I don’t see it
costing $1000.00 to fix unless the vehicle has been wrecked and had a air bag deploy.

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Car caught on fire

Car Information:
Toyota Camry
Year: 2007
Engine Size: V-6
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
My car caught on fire while driving it on the drivers side door panel. I am being told that it caught on fire from the wiring in the door panel. Toyota is giving me a hard time verifying what actually caused the wiring to catch on fire. I have been dealing with them forever, since 3/19/10, giving me the run around about this problem. Please someone help.


Answer:

Get it out of there. We will deal with your insurance company. They will pay for the repair. We will detail our findings and if needed they will go after Toyota for reimbursement and your deductible at least this a way someone is doing something!

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Dead Battery

Car Information:
Ford/Explorer
Year: 2007
Engine Size: V8
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
I went to start the car and it’s completely dead. There is no dome light. I put a battery meter on it and it the results were bad. I then put battery charger on it, and the charger needle went spastic. I’m thinking there might be a dead short in the battery. I put my RV battery in and it works fine. Could a two and a half year old battery act like that? Everything in this vehicle is fused. If there were a short somewhere in the system, it wouldn’t affect the battery like this.

Answer:
A battery can leave you high and dry and never blow a fuse because they short out internally. Replace the battery (have the old one pro rated) and you should be fine.

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