2010 Ford Explorer-No Crank Condition- Fuse #8 and Otis Diode Blown

This 2010 Ford Explorer with a 4.o liter engine was towed in with the complaint that the engine would not crank. The vehicle owner had found that the fuse #8 in the interior fuse box was blown and the Otis or starting diode in the underhood fuse box had melted. It took some effort to … Continue reading “2010 Ford Explorer-No Crank Condition- Fuse #8 and Otis Diode Blown”

2008 Chevrolet HHR-Reduced Power-Code P0641

This 2008 Chevrolet HHR came in with the complaint that the check engine light would come on, the reduced power message would display and the car would no longer accelerate. There was a code P0641 stored. The code p0641 means that the 5 volt reference is outside of the 4.8 to 5.2 voltage range needed … Continue reading “2008 Chevrolet HHR-Reduced Power-Code P0641”

2006 Chevrolet Silverado-Driver’s Temperature Door Erratic

This 2006 Chevrolet Silverado came in with the complaint that the driver’s temperature door would shift between heat and a/c without the controls being adjusted. The actuator had been replaced with a quality ACDelco part. Testing found that the actuator counts on the scan tool would fluctuate when the actuator harness was wiggled around slightly. … Continue reading “2006 Chevrolet Silverado-Driver’s Temperature Door Erratic”

2002 Ford F150-Dome Light Glows

This 2002 Ford F150 Super crew pickup came in with the compliant that the dome light would glow and the rear reading lights were always about half bright. If they were manually turned on they worked normally. The glowing/half bright condition was present with the ignition on or for about an hour after the ignition … Continue reading “2002 Ford F150-Dome Light Glows”

2013 Dodge Charger-A/C Compressor Not Working

This 2013 Dodge Charger came in from a body shop to have the a/c serviced after the front clip was replaced. That service went fine and there were no problems until the car was being picked up. All of the data looked fine but the compressor was not coming on even though the data showed … Continue reading “2013 Dodge Charger-A/C Compressor Not Working”

2009 GMC Yukon-Power Lift Gate Not Working

This 2009 GMC Yukon came in with the complaint that the power liftgate did not work and that the rear outside switch has already been replaced. It is the most common failure point in the system but not this time. Starting from scratch I checked the fuses and found that fuse #71 was blow. It … Continue reading “2009 GMC Yukon-Power Lift Gate Not Working”

1995 Chevrolet Caprice-Engine Stalls

This 1995 Chevrolet Caprice came in with the complaint that the engine would stall if the headlights were turned on or if the brake pedal was depressed.  The problem was also intermittent. The strange  thing was that it would feel like the engine was  running out of fuel rather than just an instant turn off.  … Continue reading “1995 Chevrolet Caprice-Engine Stalls”

2012 Cadillac SRX- Headlight Keeps Burning Out

This 2012 Cadillac SRX came in with the complaint that the passenger side low beam headlight keeps burning out. The customer had the halogen bulb  replaced several times before bringing it to me. In order to get a good look at what was going on the air filter housing assembly had to be removed. Disconnecting … Continue reading “2012 Cadillac SRX- Headlight Keeps Burning Out”

2004 Dodge Durango-Blower Not Working

This 2004 Dodge Durango came in with the complaint that the blower did not work sometimes. Of course now that it is 95°F the blower hardly worked at all anymore. A burnt terminal at the blower motor resistor …. …. and the blower resistor harness connector is a very common problem on these vehicles. The blower … Continue reading “2004 Dodge Durango-Blower Not Working”

2006 Buick Lucerne-Runs Hot

This 2006 Buick Lucerne came in with the complaint that the engine would run hot sometimes. The cooling fans had been replaced with used parts and the coolant reservoir had also been replaced. The customer had stated that someone told them that the oxygen sensor could be causing the problem. I told him that I … Continue reading “2006 Buick Lucerne-Runs Hot”