2006 Chevrolet Equinox-Blend Door Broken

CWood: The heat blend door actuator is traveling too far and broke the spline end off the door. I have replaced the door and the actuator, but the new actuator travels the same distance. Would this be a problem with the position control potentiometer itself, or something else? Sparky: I would start with recalibrating the new actuator. … Continue reading “2006 Chevrolet Equinox-Blend Door Broken”

2002 Chevrolet Suburban-Mode Actuator Cycles Between Vent & Defrost

SDixon: I had an issue with my vehicle back in August. I replaced the battery, upon new battery being installed the delivery mode actuator would cycle between defrost and vent every few seconds. I was going on vacation so had a local mechanic look at it. He informed me that the actuator was bad. I had … Continue reading “2002 Chevrolet Suburban-Mode Actuator Cycles Between Vent & Defrost”

2004 GMC Yukon – No Heat

DDaley: I have a 2004 GMC Yukon SLT with 5.3L V8. I’m having an HVAC problem. The vehicle has dual climate controls. When in AC mode occasionally it will start blasting out hot air and the only way to fix is to shut off engine for a little while and it resolves. Ok, so now that … Continue reading “2004 GMC Yukon – No Heat”

2005 Chevrolet Tahoe – Front & Rear Heat & Air Not Working Correctly

RFulton: Need help with front and rear air for my 2005 Tahoe with dual zone automatic HVAC because it was blowing cold on driver side when temp was turned up all the way. After trying to recalibrate it finally worked, however when you change anything on diver side it gets cooler then heats back up, … Continue reading “2005 Chevrolet Tahoe – Front & Rear Heat & Air Not Working Correctly”

2005 Subaru Outback-Headlight Erratic-Inoperative

This 2005 Subaru Outback came in with the complaint that the passenger side low beam headlight worked sometimes and sometimes not. The customer stated that the bulb and harness had both been replaced a year or so ago. Accessing the bulb requires removing the air intake duct work. It is held in place by a … Continue reading “2005 Subaru Outback-Headlight Erratic-Inoperative”

2009 Chevrolet Colorado-Blower Inoperative-Ground Missing at Blower

John M: I have a problem with the blower motor in my 2009 Colorado. Similar to what you show for a 2008, but need more info. I have power all the way in the brown wire to the motor and it didn’t work. I removed the motor and bench tested with jumpers to a battery and motor … Continue reading “2009 Chevrolet Colorado-Blower Inoperative-Ground Missing at Blower”

2000 Nissan Maxima – Dash Lights Do Not Work

Adam B: I just installed a radio in my Maxima and now I do not have any lights in the instruments cluster or any other controls. What could be the problem? Sparky: Are your tail and park lights working? Adam B: Yes. They all work just the lights in the dash don’t. Sparky: Remove the panel dimming … Continue reading “2000 Nissan Maxima – Dash Lights Do Not Work”

2005 GMC Yukon-Blower Speeds 4 & 5 Do Not Work

Jed J: I have a 2005 Yukon XL. The Heater and AC don’t not work on settings 4 and 5. I was going to replace the Blower Motor Resistor. I have looked at the connector and Terminal “G” Red and Terminal “C” Purple are burnt. I was going to do what you did in your video … Continue reading “2005 GMC Yukon-Blower Speeds 4 & 5 Do Not Work”

2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer-Air Will Not Blow Out Of The Floor Vents For Heat

Rodney: My HVAC blows hot and cold but all vents are open except driver and passenger feet vents. I bought a mode actuator but that didn’t solve the problem. I recalibrated the hvac many times via snap on scan tool. Pressing the mode button doesn’t change the vents direction. I have two codes b0159 and b3761. Help … Continue reading “2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer-Air Will Not Blow Out Of The Floor Vents For Heat”

2007 Lexus ES350 Need Tips For Replacing The Evaporator Core

Marquie B: Replacing 2007 ES350 a/c evaporator this weekend. You said you learned a few things along the way. What advice would you give to help decrease the repair time? Sparky: I would strongly recommend reading about the repair in the Lexus shop manuals. Set aside at least two days for the repair. More if you are … Continue reading “2007 Lexus ES350 Need Tips For Replacing The Evaporator Core”