2011 Chevrolet Impala-Fuel Pump Not Working

This 2011 Chevrolet Impala came in after the fuel pump and fuel pump relay had been replaced and there was still no fuel pressure. I was told by the customer that the computer must be bad and it was brought to me because programming would be needed. Proper testing could have prevented replacing parts that were … Continue reading “2011 Chevrolet Impala-Fuel Pump Not Working”

2003 Ford F150 Theft Light Flashing

This 2003 Ford F150 came in with the complaint that the engine would not fire up and run. The starter worked, the theft light flashes quickly and the odometer reads all dashes instead of numbers. Scanning the PCM found that it would not communicate with the scan tool. There was a code U1262 ( missing … Continue reading “2003 Ford F150 Theft Light Flashing”

2005 Buick Century, Hard Crank No Run Condition

This 2005 Buick Century came in with the complaint that sometimes the engine would not start and using the turn signals would cause the engine to stall. It belongs to a local used car lot and they did not tell me all of this. Had to figure it out on my own over several days. … Continue reading “2005 Buick Century, Hard Crank No Run Condition”

2002 Buick Rendezvous No Run Condition

This 2002 Buick Rendezvous came in with the complaint that it would not run at times. Started out just a problem sometimes but now it is most of the time. I checked for codes and the only one present was for a fuel level sensor. I checked fuel pressure and spark and they were both … Continue reading “2002 Buick Rendezvous No Run Condition”

2002 Ford Explorer, No Run / Poor Run Condition

This 2002 Ford Explorer came in with the complaint that the engine would run poorly or not at all. The customer stated that he was able to start the engine only after installing a new set of spark plugs. There were multiple codes stored in the PCM; P0113, P0123, P0453, P0708 and P1289. Some of … Continue reading “2002 Ford Explorer, No Run / Poor Run Condition”

1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette, No Run Condition

This 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette was towed in with the complaint that the engine would not run and fuse number 18 in the underhood fuse box was blown. The fuse would blow as soon as the key was turned on. This fuse supplies power to the fuel injectors. The “Ignition Main” relay. A little looking around … Continue reading “1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette, No Run Condition”

2000 Buick Century, No Communication With Any Module

This 2000 Buick Century was towed in with a no crank, no run condition.  The first course of action is to check codes and data. Only one problem the scan tool will not communicate with the PCM or any other module on the car. Well somewhere along the way someone else tried to do some … Continue reading “2000 Buick Century, No Communication With Any Module”

2009 Toyota Camry, No Crank No Run Condition

This 2009 Toyota Camry originally had a very simple bad battery condition but here is the short version of what went wrong. I have come to find out that this problem and it’s repair apply to at least the 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010 year models. “Hi Dad, the Camry won’t start. It turns over … Continue reading “2009 Toyota Camry, No Crank No Run Condition”

2003 Chevrolet Avalanche, No Run Condition

This 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche with a 5.3 liter VIN “T” engine was towed in with the complaint that the engine would not run. I went to check codes and data and found that communication to the PCM was down. I checked all of the fusees under the hood and in the interior fuse box. No … Continue reading “2003 Chevrolet Avalanche, No Run Condition”

1994 Ford F150, No Run Condition, Burnt Smell In Cab

This 1994 Ford F150 was towed in with a no run condition. The customer told me that he was driving along and started smelling something burning. The next thing he knew there was smoke under the driver’s side of the dash and the engine stopped running. I have seen this before, so I stuck my … Continue reading “1994 Ford F150, No Run Condition, Burnt Smell In Cab”