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”

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”

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”

2008 Chevrolet Avalanche Right Front Turn Signal Inop

This 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche came in with the complaint that the right front turn signal did not work. This article applies to Avalanche, Escalade, Silverado, Sierra, Suburban, Tahoe and Yukon trucks and suv’s.  This generation of GM truck or Suv does not use a turn signal flasher relay as we have always known in the … Continue reading “2008 Chevrolet Avalanche Right Front Turn Signal Inop”

2007 Chevrolet Tahoe Cruise Control Does Not Work

This 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe came in with the complaint that the cruise control had been not working at times but now the situation had changed to not working at all. With or without a scan tool this is a very easy diagnosis. Checking the engine codes there was a code P0573 00 for a fault … Continue reading “2007 Chevrolet Tahoe Cruise Control Does Not Work”

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”

GM Cars & Trucks 1960’s, 1970’s & 1980’s, Blower Inoperative Erratic

This vehicle came in with the complaint that the blower motor would work sometimes but recently it had gotten to where it did not work at all. I hardly ever see vehicles this old in my shop anymore. This is one problem that I have fixed dozens if not hundreds of times over the years … Continue reading “GM Cars & Trucks 1960’s, 1970’s & 1980’s, Blower Inoperative Erratic”

2008 GMC Sierra Denali, Multiple Electrical Problems

This 2008 GMC Sierra Denali came in with multiple electrical complaints. The blower did not work. The left side stoplight, all left side turn signals, the right side mirror turn indicator. All of the power windows except for the right rear window did not work. There were a multitude of codes scattered through various modules. … Continue reading “2008 GMC Sierra Denali, Multiple Electrical Problems”

2004 Chevrolet Tahoe, Compressor Will Not Turn On

This 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe came in with the complaint that the a/c was not cold due to the compressor not coming on. Whenever the a/c was turned on the snowflake on the digital display would flash. This Tahoe has auto a/c controls. I checked codes with my Tech 2 scan tool and there was a … Continue reading “2004 Chevrolet Tahoe, Compressor Will Not Turn 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”