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 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”

2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Emissions 1 Fuse Blows

This 2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS came in with multiple complaints including the Emissions 1 fuse blowing in the underhood fuse box. Also there were several codes being set in the PCM as a result, P0030, P0036, P0053, P0054 and P0443. All can be related back to the blown Emissions 1 fuse. Because the Emissions … Continue reading “2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Emissions 1 Fuse Blows”

2007 GMC Yukon Multiple Misfires-Codes-P0300-P0352-P0354-P0356-P0358

This 2007 GMC Yukon came in with multiple complaints among which were the engine seemed to have no power, the Service Engine Soon, ABS and Traction lights were on and there was a stability message displayed in the Driver’s Information Center (DIC). The customer also stated that the vehicle ran fine sometimes but as soon as the … Continue reading “2007 GMC Yukon Multiple Misfires-Codes-P0300-P0352-P0354-P0356-P0358”

Changing the Crank Sensor ,Code P0335, On An H2 Hummer

In case you were ever wondering how to change a crank sensor on an H2 Hummer all I can say is you need to be about six feet tall and be able to get into the following positions.   Much shorter and you will not have the arm length needed. Much taller and I am … Continue reading “Changing the Crank Sensor ,Code P0335, On An H2 Hummer”

2007 Ford F150 Battery Light Stays On

This 2007 Ford F150 came in with the complaint that the battery light would come on about 30 seconds after the engine was started. The voltmeter in the dash indicated the alternator was charging. Checking the system with my charging system analyzer found the charging voltage was good at 14.23 volts and the amperage was … Continue reading “2007 Ford F150 Battery Light Stays On”

2008 GMC Yukon, Reduced Power Mode, Code P0641 00 Stored

This 2008 GMC Yukon came in with the complaint of reduced power and the vehicle could not be driven over about 35 mph. There were a lot of codes stored but the only one of real relevance was Code P0641 Symptom 00, 5 volt reference circuit 1.  I looked at data under the TAC section … Continue reading “2008 GMC Yukon, Reduced Power Mode, Code P0641 00 Stored”

2007 Suzuki XL7, P0496 & Hard Restart After Fueling

This 2007 Suzuki XL7 came in with the SES light on and an odd complaint that the engine would not restart after refueling. The customer stated that she had learned that if she depressed the gas pedal about 25% to 50% the engine would fire up and run. That solution would suggest a problem with … Continue reading “2007 Suzuki XL7, P0496 & Hard Restart After Fueling”

2001 Lincoln Continental, Speedometer and Tach Inop

This 2001 Lincoln Continental came in with the complaint that the speedometer and the tachometer were not working. The mileage displayed dashes instead of digits. There were “Check Traction Control” and “Check Transmission”  fault messages. The “Service Engine Soon” light was on and codes P0500, P1502, P1744 and U1039 were stored in the PCM. That … Continue reading “2001 Lincoln Continental, Speedometer and Tach Inop”