Thursday, March 7, 2013

Volvo:ABS control module?

You will have to scan the vehicle and see what the code is first, the code tells what are the failure has occurred  Volvo has had some problems with the abs hydraulic systems over the years, so that could be it. Whenever the anti-lock brake light is on it is in fail safe mode and the anti lock feature will not work. It probably is not a fuse problem, but should check all of them anyway. You can replace the module yourself, but it may have to be programmed at the dealer if it is the electrical part and not the hydraulic unit. It really needs to be scanned first. 

See the Abs module location diagram:

4/16 ABS control module
8/15 Hydraulic unit ABS

Abs module
Anti-lock Brake Systems or ABS is an integral part of the safety of your car. Stopping a car on a slippery surface or in a panic situation can cause us to quickly appreciate ABS. These systems work with the aide of sensors at the wheels, computers and control modules. ABS allows us to slow and stop a car in the event the tires lose traction with the ground no matter the surface or conditions.
When the ABS system does not work properly we are not reaping the full advantage of a major safety system. To ensure you are getting the most out of this feature, make sure your TRACS or ABS light is off.
Click on this link below,for more details.To turn your abs light off:---
If your abs module is checked faulty,then to get it repaired.Please click on the link below:---

How to replace IAC valve

See the diagram shown below for removal of iac valve

idle air control valve
1. Remove the idle air control (IAC) valve connector.
2. Remove the IAC valve attaching screws .
NOTE: If the IAC valve has been in service: DO NOT push or pull on the IAC valve pintle. The force required to move the pintle may damage the
threads on the worm drive. Also, DO NOT soak the IAC valve in any liquid cleaner or solvent, as damage may result.
3. Remove the IAC valve assembly .
^ Clean the IAC valve O-ring sealing surface, the pintle valve seat, and the air passage.
^ The IAC valve may be cleaned. Use a shop towel or parts cleaning brush to remove any heavy deposits.
^ Any shiny spots on the pintle or seat are normal and do not indicate misalignment or a bent pintle shaft.
^ If the air passage have heavy deposits, remove the throttle body for a complete cleaning.
^ Inspect the IAC valve O-ring for cuts, cracks, or distortion. Replace the O-rings if necessary.
^ When installing a new IAC valve, be sure to replace the valve with an identical part. The IAC valve pintle shape and diameter are designed
for a specific application.

This procedure is only for installing a new IAC valve.
IMPORTANT: If installing a new IAC valve, replace the IAC valve with an identical part. The IAC valve pintle shape and diameter are designed
for the specific application.
Measure the distance between tip of the IAC valve pintle and the mounting flange.
If the distance is more than 28 mm (1.1 in), use finger pressure to slowly retract the pintle. The force required to retract the pintle of a new valve will
not cause damage to the valve.

1. Lubricate the IAC valve O-ring (3) with clean engine oil.
2. Install the IAC valve assembly (2).
NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.
3. Install the IAC valve attaching screws (1).
Tighten the screws to 3.0 N.m (27 lb in).
4. Reconnect the IAC connector.
5. Use the following procedure to reset the IAC valve pintle position:
5.1. Turn ON the ignition, leaving the engine OFF.
5.2. Turn OFF the ignition for 10 seconds.
5.3. Start the engine and verify the correct idle operation.

Monday, March 4, 2013

how to remove the glass top of a Frigidaire slide in oven/ cooktop?

Frigidaire Glass Cooktop

frigidiare cooktop
Here is detail from the service manual, to help you get through this repair,

How to access the control panel
•Remove the screw on each side.
Remove the two screws under
the console.
Pull down the console.
Remove the screw on both sides of the console.

How to reach the cooktop
Surface Elements
Remove the control panel.

Remove the four screws on the
front on the burner box (two on
both side).
Pull up on the entire burner box

and in order reach the surface
elements, just flip over the
burner box.
Unscrew the burner box from all


Remove the burner box from the
glass top.
• Remove
the retainer bar by
applying pressure to the extremity

and pulling the anchorage away from the retainer bar in order to
free the surface element.There is no need to unplug all the elements
upon replacing the glass cooktop.

Error Code E27 on canon Mp 150 printer

How to clear E27 Code on canon Mp 150 printer?

canon pixma error code
Procedure as follows ---------------
1) With the printer powered off but connected to a power source, press the Power button while pressing and holding the Stop/ Reset button.
2) When the Power is lit, press the Stop/Reset button two times while pressing and holding the Power button.
3) When releasing the Power button and the Stop / Reset button (regardless of order), the printer will move into a service mode. (Waiting for menu selection)
4) When the on/off lights in green, press the Stop/Reset button the specified number of time(s) according to the function listed in the table below.(Each time the Stop/Reset button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in orange and green, starting with orange.)note: press 4 times for waste ink counter reset. "

The number of the Reset button pressing LED Function Remarks
0 time Green Power off
1 time Orange Service pattern print (auto teste)
2 times Green EEPROM print (dados da EEPROM)
3 times Orange EEPROM reset (EEPROM reset)
4 times Green Waste ink counter reset (Absorvente reset).

Maytag washing machine shows error code f-01?

washer error code f-01

F-01 Error code

We have the washer like 3 years and the F-01 error kept showing irregularly since one year ago - just after the warranty expiration. Usually unpluging the washer from the power supply solved the problem, sometimes immediately, but mostly overnight. When we moved from flat to country house, the problems frequency slightly increased. Till last couple of days it was still bearable. But in the recent days the error didn't even show up, and the motor was not turning at all. Just the pump was pumping the water in and out, so the program got hanging somewhere. So resolution became necessary. I've contacted tow servicemen yesterday, but none of them answered yet - well it's weekend. But as usually, when you ask for help, you'd find it on your own right after. So I decided to look at it myself.

- unplugged the washer power supply, closed the water
- unscrewed two screws that hold the control panel
- removed the panel - you need the lid to be semi-opened
- (re-conected all connectors to fix any possible oxidation or unpluging - then tried the washer, but problem persisted)
- unscrewed all screws that hold the side cover - only the right one had actually been necessary (when standing in front of the washer)
- unscrewed all four screws hidden under the bottom cover in the front of the washer that hides also the filter (those still hold the side cover)
- unscrewed two more screws at the top back of the washer - they hold the circuit board to the washer body - it needs to be loose
- by pulling the top side of the washer up by the lid and pushing the side cover away "to the back" (with a screwdriver), see how the side cover is held by the top, remove the side cover
- observed the motor and immediately saw heavy corrosion at the ground connection (yellow-green wire) at the motor board and possible slight oxidation at one other connetion of the black wire
- using sand paper and screwdriver I've cleaned the contact together with the connector and tried the washer - still no effect
- cleaned the black wire connection with the same way
- tried the washer (spinning program) and - voila! It works!
- tried unplugging the black wire and running the spinning program - both the motor AND the pump didn't start

So, it looks to me that the problem was in an oxidation of the black wire connection - that is apparently a power supply for both the pump and the motor, that caused insufficient voltage and thus a power for the motor but probably still enough for the pump. The randomness of the problem was probably caused by humidity in the room and maybe some more factors - the washer is actually opened from the bottom so when I test the washer more times and see this as a solution, I'll probably cover the connetors with silicon to avoid corrosion or oxidation in the future.

Here are also some tips for putting all together:

When removing the side cover something fell from it inside. It was a plastic lath that is placed on the nearer edge of the cover and fits both onto the edge of the cover and the adjacent edge of the washer. It's a bit tricky to put it all back plus there is a plastic piece at the bottom of the side cover that is fixed there also very loosely and keeps falling inside when srewing the filter side screws - but this can be fixed with pliers adjusting the edge of the side cover to make the plastic to fit there tightly

So if you are a bit technical, try this before calling the service. It might help. And also you'll know your washer a bit more.

Car Recall: 2000 Ford E350 Econoline converted van.

Vehicle Recall

2000 Ford E350 Econoline converted van.

ford recall

Recall Date:
NOV 26, 2004
Model Affected:
2000 Ford E-350 Econoline
Potential Units Affected:

Read more: Regarding this recall issue

Philips gogear SA6045: Loading screen appears and shuts off at 35%.



The philips gogear SA6045, loading screen appears and shuts off at 35%?

There are certain things to be tried to resolve the problem are as follows :---
Reset the player using the pinhole. If it freezes again, you need to update the firmware to resolve the issue permanently.

To update the firmware correctly:
Download the newest version of the Philips Device Manager: - change your country/language as needed
Enter in your exact model #
Click on the link for your exact model #
Click on the Software & Drivers section
Click on "Firmware Upgrade Software"
Install the new Device Manager
Open and run the "Update" tab

The image on Monitor is flipped upside down

monitor image upside down

image upside down

This should be a very fast fix.
Initially  try pushing the Shift and Home key at the same time.
If that didn't do it,
Right click on the desktop,Click graphic properties,Click display settings,Uncheck the box "Enable rotation" and click ok.

1996 ford ranger:How do you replace the ignition switch

Ford Ignition switch replacement

ford ignition
Remove  the steering column  shroud you can access the small hole in the bottom of the key cylinder.When you put the key in and turn it to the "on" position push a small awl or similar tool into this hole which pushes the catch pin and you should be able to pull the cylinder assembly out.With the new cylinder in the same key position just push it back in and reassemble column. and it will be fitted.also for more help -
Using your current key, insert it into the ignition & turn the ignition to the "On" position but not the "Start" position. Do not start the truck.
Next, using a very small screwdriver (preferably a phillips head) insert it into the hole located under the ignition key cylinder on the steering column.
Pressing upwards with the small screwdriver or nail, you will press in the release button.
Firmly grip the key & ignition cylinder while pressing up on this release button & remove while in the "On" position.
Insert your new ignition cylinder with the key in it, into the "On" position until it snaps in place. Going in, the release button does not need to be depressed.
You now have a Cylinder key, that will not match your door lock keys

How to replace the brake light on a 2003 honda pilot

Brake Light Replacing 

Question : - How to replace the brake light on a 2003 honda pilot ?

The Procedure starts here:

There are two Philips head screws that are only accessible after opening the rear tailgate lid. Remove the two screws which will allow the removal of the entire tail-light assembly. (Note that it might take some effort as there are two retaining lugs on the outer edge of the fixture which are press fitted but wiggle and pull and they will pop loose, just be careful.) The lights are identified tail and brake. A third turn to the left and the bulb housing can be removed. Simply pull the bulb from the plug and replace with like bulb bought at any auto parts store. 

NOTE : what ever you do .Do it carefully and slowly.

will not shift into overdrive all the time

The OverDrive button/switch is used to prevent the vehicle from switching into a top gear. This increases the RPM of the engine and gives better performance. Overdrive  means shifting the transmission to the Top Gear.Mostly this is done when driving the vehicle on highway speeds.

A lot of transmissions get fried because they were flushed.

In the future Just change the filter don't flush it.You should be able to find a used transmission pretty cheap though.

Make sure the transmission fluid is at the proper level that could cause it to not shift properly.

Check the coolant temperature sender for the A/T computer, and make sure the engine is reaching proper operating temperature. If not, the A/T computer will not allow overdrive.

Other possibility  can be faulty overdrive sensor.

By far and large the number one culprit for not shifting is cold temperature.
Vehicle will not shift into OD until the transmission fluid is up to operating temperature.

There are few possibilities that can cause this problem:

Cold Temperature
Fouled out spark plug.Clean the dirty carbon layer collected on the plugs.
Bad Coil Pack or it can be Broken Coil Pack Connector
Vacuum Leak,get the vacuum pressure tested.
No gas cap or worn out gas cap.Inspect it now.
Bad Knock Senor
Or a issue of Bad O2 Sensor.

For start up you get it on a good transmission capable scanner and see what is going on.

what  needs to be done is monitor the live data on the scanner and see whether 4th gear is commanded by the computer.
Ensure that  scanner needs to be on it while driving and when O/D falls out see if the computer is still commanding it. If you are getting the command then your problem is most likely in the 2/4 band servo. Most likely a leak in the 4th piston. -

This testing will help.


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