1994 Ford Ranger, No Low Beam Headlights

This 1994 Ford ranger came in with no low beam headlights and an owner with no money needing at least low beam headlight operating. He stated that he he could deal with no high beams. The first thing that I did was to confirm that there was no power on the red/black wire at the … Continue reading “1994 Ford Ranger, No Low Beam Headlights”

2004 Chevrolet Impala, No Heat Driver’s Side, Code B0408

This 2004 Chevrolet Impala came in with the complaint that there was no heat on the driver’s side of the car. It could very well have been the reverse, no a/c on the driver side as the problem turned out to be a faulty driver’s side blend air door actuator assembly. There was a code … Continue reading “2004 Chevrolet Impala, No Heat Driver’s Side, Code B0408”

Toyota Recalls Vehicles, Gas Pedals Stick On Floor Mats

Being in the automotive business I generally keep up with with headlines in the automotive field. I was recently watching the news one morning, and there was a piece on a recall by Toyota on several of it’s late model vehicles for problems related to the accelerator pedals getting stuck on the floor mats. Seems … Continue reading “Toyota Recalls Vehicles, Gas Pedals Stick On Floor Mats”

1999 Plymouth Voyager, Cooling Fans Inop

This 1999 Plymouth Voyager came in with the complaint that the cooling fans do not operate. It is a very common problem on Chrysler, Dodge and Plymouth minivans. The surprising thing to me on this one was the location of the cooling fan relay or module. The relay is located below the driver’s side headlight … Continue reading “1999 Plymouth Voyager, Cooling Fans Inop”

1991 Honda Accord, Cranks and Shuts Off

This 1991 Honda accord came in with the complaint that the engine would crank and run but as soon as you would release the key the engine would stop. This is or was a common problem on these cars. I was a little surprised the customer had figured out that if she held the key … Continue reading “1991 Honda Accord, Cranks and Shuts Off”

1996 Acura 2.5 Tl, No Charge Condition

This 1996 Acura 2.5 TL came in with the complaint that the battery goes dead. The customer said that he thinks that something may not be hooked up properly because the alternator worked before and this is the second alternator that has been put on since the engine was changed. I confirmed the no charge … Continue reading “1996 Acura 2.5 Tl, No Charge Condition”

1993 Lincoln Town Removing The Right Rear Power Window Motor

This 1993 Lincoln Town Car came in with the complaint that the right rear passenger power window stalls when going up. Works fine if you help the motor by lifting on the glass. Pretty cut and dry worn out torque pins in the power window motor. The first step in the repair is to remove … Continue reading “1993 Lincoln Town Removing The Right Rear Power Window Motor”

2000 BMW 323i , Locked Out

A friend of mine came to me one day needing some help with his daughter’s car, a 2000 BMW 323i that was locked and all attempts to get in failed. He asked me if I knew of any tricks to get into the car. I told him no but would look into it. Well a … Continue reading “2000 BMW 323i , Locked Out”

2002 GMC Yukon, Tail , Stop, Turn and Reverse Lights Inop

This 2002 GMC Yukon came in with the complaint that the lights on the rear of the truck were working sometimes and sometimes not. The customer had only complained about the turn signals but in testing I found that different lights on both sides were not working properly. I figured it had to be a … Continue reading “2002 GMC Yukon, Tail , Stop, Turn and Reverse Lights Inop”