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”

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”

1994 Chevrolet C1500 Blower Inop/Erratic

This 1994 Chevrolet C1500 came in with the complaint that the blower motor either would not work or work sometimes. A quick check of power and ground at the blower motor itself revealed a lack of ground while the problem was present. With the system on high and the blower motor not working I touched … Continue reading “1994 Chevrolet C1500 Blower Inop/Erratic”

GM “C/K” & “S/T” Vehicles, HVAC Recalibration Using a Tech 2 Scan Tool

It Recently came to my attention that some of my readers wanted to see how to perform an actuator recalibration using a Tech 2 scan tool. The pictures are dark and they are best viewed in low light conditions. Connect the scan tool to the DLC and turn the ignition on. After entering the year,make, … Continue reading “GM “C/K” & “S/T” Vehicles, HVAC Recalibration Using a Tech 2 Scan Tool”

2001 Chevrolet Tahoe Air Conditioner Is Not Very Cold

This 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe came in with the complaint that the air conditioner was not cooling properly. The compressor was on and the blower was working. The air coming from the dash vents was cold but the volume of air was low. Too low for comfort on a warmer day. I was pretty sure from … Continue reading “2001 Chevrolet Tahoe Air Conditioner Is Not Very Cold”

2003 Chevrolet Silverado, HVAC Actuator Stuck

This 2003 Chevrolet Silverado came in with the complaint that the passenger vents were stuck on heat at the end of August in South Carolina.. Since it was late I decided to try a procedure that GM came out with several years ago. It applies to actuators that have over traveled for one reason or … Continue reading “2003 Chevrolet Silverado, HVAC Actuator Stuck”

1999 Chevrolet Suburban, Replacing Instrument Cluster & HVAC Illumination Bulbs

This 1999 Chevrolet Suburban came in with the complaint that most of the instrument cluster. Also the  HVAC control head panel illumination bulbs do not work. Since a couple of them did work, I did not have to worry about fuses and switches being the problem. Just blown bulbs. Disassembly starts with grasping the edges … Continue reading “1999 Chevrolet Suburban, Replacing Instrument Cluster & HVAC Illumination Bulbs”