2005 Ford Escape-Reduced Air Flow From A/C Vents

This 2005 Ford Escape came in with the complaint that the air flow stopped coming out the vents sometimes. The owner said he did not feel it coming out anywhere else either but he also had not checked real well either. I inspected the vacuum hoses, check valve and reservoir under the hood and found … Continue reading “2005 Ford Escape-Reduced Air Flow From A/C Vents”

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”

2007 Chevy Express G1500 Van, Fuse #10, HVAC Fuse Blows

This 2007 Chevrolet Express G1500 van came in with the complaint that the A/C would not work. Neither the blower nor the compressor would come on. Looking at a wiring diagram revealed that fuse number 10 in the interior fuse box supplies power to both the compressor and blower control portions of the HVAC system. … Continue reading “2007 Chevy Express G1500 Van, Fuse #10, HVAC Fuse Blows”

2002 Toyota Highlander Temperature Stuck On HVAC Control Head

This 2002 Toyota Highlander with automatic temperature controls came in with the complaint that the air conditioning controls head was stuck at 84°F in the middle of summer. The setting would not change regardless of control movement. The system was putting out hot air also. The trim panel around the HVAC control panel is secured … Continue reading “2002 Toyota Highlander Temperature Stuck On HVAC Control Head”

2007 Lincoln Town Car HVAC Actuator Replacement

Now that the Dash Assembly is out of this 2007 Town Car it is time to start changing actuators. The image below is of the backside of the dash assembly. In the very center of the picture is the mode housing. If you look to the right edge you should notice a white round piece … Continue reading “2007 Lincoln Town Car HVAC Actuator Replacement”

2007 Lincoln Town Car Dash Removal Part 2

Now that the Steering Column has been removed and Part One of The Dash Removal has been completed the focus can be turned to the lower connection points. The rocker/kick panel trim cover can be removed by lifting the inner rear edge and shown below. This will release the spring clips that hold it to … Continue reading “2007 Lincoln Town Car Dash Removal Part 2”

2007 Lincoln Town Car A/C Does Not Blow Out Vents

This 2007 Lincoln Town Car came in with the complaint that sometimes the a/c air would not blow out of the face vent. Instead the air would flow from the defrost and floor vents. Sometimes the air would start flowing from the face vents a few seconds after turning the ignition on but would soon … Continue reading “2007 Lincoln Town Car A/C Does Not Blow Out Vents”

2008 Chevrolet Cobalt, Blower Inop

This 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt came in with the complaint that the blower motor did not work at all. It had been working intermittently. Looking under the passenger side of the dash behind the glove box  I found the two wire harness connector at the blower motor. The brown wire should have had battery power on … Continue reading “2008 Chevrolet Cobalt, Blower Inop”

2009 Lexus ES350 Evaporator Core Replacement

These are just a few pictures that show just how much has to be removed in order to replace a leaking evaporator core in a 2009 Lexus ES350. This was my first time doing this job on this year,make and model of vehicle so it was a bit of a learning experience. I don’t do … Continue reading “2009 Lexus ES350 Evaporator Core Replacement”

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”