Fix of The Week 7/4/19
Fix of The Week
Every week we’re posting our favorite head-scratchers and interesting mechanical issues submitted by our Direct-Hit customers.
For a chance to have something you’ve worked on appear as a Fix of the Week, and win a cool little prize for your shop, all you have to do is post your unique fixes in Direct-Hit. Just look up the vehicle you’re working on, click on Post Fix at the top right, then tell us the problem and what you did to fix it.
This Week’s Winners
On this edition of Fix of The Week: a Kia with no acceleration, and separate battery and fueling problems in two Volvos.
2014 Kia Forte – AT Repair Inc.
The customer stated that the “engine” light would come on and the car wouldn’t accelerate. We performed a scan test and found service code P2138. We tested the pedal sensor and throttle body and found an intermittent erratic signal from the pedal sensor. We replaced the accelerator pedal which resolved the issue.
2013 Volvo XC60 – Boulevard Autoworks
This vehicle’s rear hatch would go partway up and then stop—you had to manually open and close the door. We checked the scan tool data and watched for switch inputs and outputs. One PID in the data was the reason why the last operation was unsuccessful. The PID said low battery voltage. We did a starting and charging check, which the battery failed. We also noticed the rear gate would work fine with the vehicle running. We replaced the battery and everything worked properly.
2010 Volvo S40 – Classic Automotive Repair
The customer complained that the vehicle pump would shut off when refueling. They had to go very slow to get refuel and it took a long time. We checked and no codes were set for evap issues, no hard restart and the leak detection pump passed the test. We visually inspected the filler pipe and those hoses passed.
We pulled the vent line from the tank to canister, the 3 piece hose, and the small section of the hose from tank to Y fitting was collapsed internally. We replaced the vent line assembly from the tank to the canister and that solved the issue.