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”

2008 Chevrolet Cobalt-Blower Not Working

This 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Came in with the complaint that the blower did not work. Customer also stated that they had been smelling something “hot” for a “little while”. Removing the HVAC control panel is fairly easy. Open the glove box and pull the right trim piece off of the dash. You may need something … Continue reading “2008 Chevrolet Cobalt-Blower Not Working”

2008 Ford Expedition-Power Seat Not Working

This 2008 Ford Expedition came in with the power seat not working. testing found that fuse number 45 in the underhood fuse box was blown. The problem was intermittent so I installed a new fuse and marked it’s location on the fuse box cover. The customer was on her way out of town so there … Continue reading “2008 Ford Expedition-Power Seat Not Working”

2003 Chevrolet Express Van-No Crank Condition

This 2003 Chevrolet Express 2500 van with the 5.3 liter engine was towed into my shop as a no crank condition (starter does not work). There were two problems found. The IGN A fuse was blown in the underhood fuse box and the starter was no good. The starter had been replaced the day before … Continue reading “2003 Chevrolet Express Van-No Crank Condition”

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”

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 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”

1996 Ford F150 – High Idle in Park & Neutral

Will G: I have a 96 Ford  F150 with a 5.0 liter engine and in park or neutral the idle wants to climb to almost 2000 rpm. I took a look at the throttle plates and they are nasty/heavy carbon looking. When in Drive/Reverse idle is around 700 rpm or so. I’m guessing dirty throttle body and/or … Continue reading “1996 Ford F150 – High Idle in Park & Neutral”

2003 Chevrolet Impala-Ignition Switch Replaced-Need Help

ADylan: 2003 Chevy Impala, no crank, no start after replacing the key cylinder, it was starting fine until the key cylinder went bad. Sparky: The lock cylinder assembly has an anti theft sensor built into it and now that you have replaced the lock cylinder assembly it needs to relearn the new sensor value. In most … Continue reading “2003 Chevrolet Impala-Ignition Switch Replaced-Need Help”