2009 Chevrolet Silverado – Poor Heat If Temperature Set Below 90°F

This 2009 Chevrolet Silverado came in with the complaint that the heater was only mildly hot unless the temperature was set to 90°F. When set to 90° the heat worked very well. I should point out that this truck has automatic HVAC controls as evidenced by the word “Auto” on the control head assembly. I … Continue reading “2009 Chevrolet Silverado – Poor Heat If Temperature Set Below 90°F”

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”

2005 Ford Ranger- Gauges Not Working- Transmission Shifter Stuck In Park

This 2005 Ford Ranger came in with the complaint that the instrument cluster would stop working sometimes. Recently it had gotten to the point that it did not work at all. When the gauges do not work when the key is first turned on the transmission gear selector also could not be moved.  In order … Continue reading “2005 Ford Ranger- Gauges Not Working- Transmission Shifter Stuck In Park”

2009 Dodge Journey A/C Not Cold – Strange Pressure Readings

I had an interesting problem vehicle in my shop. It is a 2009 Dodge Journey with the 2.4L engine and an electronically controlled variable displacement compressor. I am working on it after others have failed to repair the system.  No one can tell me how the original compressor failed or why they replaced it so … Continue reading “2009 Dodge Journey A/C Not Cold – Strange Pressure Readings”

2010 Toyota Tacoma IG1 2 Fuse Blows – Battery Goes Dead

This 2010 Toyota Tacoma came in with the complaint that the IG1  No2 fuse would blow sometimes. The IG1 NO2 fuse is located in the interior fuse box behind this panel. After pulling the door open the whole unit can be lifted up and off of the hinge detents. The interior fuse box legend with … Continue reading “2010 Toyota Tacoma IG1 2 Fuse Blows – Battery Goes Dead”

2004 Mazda Tribute Stalls in Drive-Code P0320 Stored

This 2004 Mazda Tribute came in with the complaint that engine stalls when the transmission is placed into drive. It also stalls when coming to a stop. It does not stall in reverse or neutral. Checking codes found a code P0320 stored for a crank sensor fault. As most of you should know a Mazda … Continue reading “2004 Mazda Tribute Stalls in Drive-Code P0320 Stored”

2004 Nissan Frontier-Gauges Inop-Code P0500

This 2004 Nissan Frontier came in with the complaint that the gauges had been working erratically for several months but not they have stopped working altogether. The customer had stated that the gauges and odometer would stop working and that he would tap on the dash and they would come back on. The also said … Continue reading “2004 Nissan Frontier-Gauges Inop-Code P0500”

2001 Dodge Dakota Hazard-Stop-Turn Signal Lights Not Working

This 2001 Dodge Dakota came in with the complaints that the turn signals, stoplights and hazards lights all quit working. This repair will generally apply to 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 Dakota and Durango vehicles. Testing begins with checking fuse 19 in the interior fuse box  and fuse 1 in the power distribution center under … Continue reading “2001 Dodge Dakota Hazard-Stop-Turn Signal Lights Not Working”

2003 Ford F350 Radio & Power Windows Stop Working

This 2003 Ford F350 Super Duty Lariat Pickup came in with the complaint that the radio would turn off while driving down the road. At the same time the power windows and the dome light would no longer work. Sometimes hitting a bump in the road or tapping on the top of the dash would … Continue reading “2003 Ford F350 Radio & Power Windows Stop Working”

2009 Chevrolet Silverado Driver’s Side Air Stuck On Heat

This 2009 Chevrolet Silverado came in with the complaint that the a/c was blowing out hot air on the driver’s side of the dash.The vent temperature was 140°F and the outside air temperature was 97°F in August in sunny South Carolina. I told the customer that I would not be able to get to it … Continue reading “2009 Chevrolet Silverado Driver’s Side Air Stuck On Heat”