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”

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”

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”

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”

2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Emissions 1 Fuse Blows

This 2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS came in with multiple complaints including the Emissions 1 fuse blowing in the underhood fuse box. Also there were several codes being set in the PCM as a result, P0030, P0036, P0053, P0054 and P0443. All can be related back to the blown Emissions 1 fuse. Because the Emissions … Continue reading “2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Emissions 1 Fuse Blows”

GM Cars & Trucks 1960’s, 1970’s & 1980’s, Blower Inoperative Erratic

This vehicle came in with the complaint that the blower motor would work sometimes but recently it had gotten to where it did not work at all. I hardly ever see vehicles this old in my shop anymore. This is one problem that I have fixed dozens if not hundreds of times over the years … Continue reading “GM Cars & Trucks 1960’s, 1970’s & 1980’s, Blower Inoperative Erratic”

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”

2006 Chevrolet Cobalt A/C Not Cold

This 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt came in with the complaint that the a/c would not cool very well. Particularity in city traffic. The compressor comes on sometimes. More so when a cold engine is first cranked. The system seemed to work okay if it was turned on after achieving a speed of 50+ mph. I had … Continue reading “2006 Chevrolet Cobalt A/C Not Cold”

2009 Chevrolet Malibu A/C Controls Inop

This 2009 Chevrolet Malibu came in with the complaint that the a/c controls did not work and the whole system was dead. No blower and no compressor engagement. The customer had already bought and installed a new HVAC control head assembly to no avail. Not only did the compressor and blower not work but none … Continue reading “2009 Chevrolet Malibu A/C Controls Inop”

2009 Chevrolet Impala, Changing The Battery

This 2009 Chevrolet Impala came in the shop for some routine work and in completing those tasks I noted that the battery went dead within ten minutes of having the ignition on. A good battery would have been able to crank the engine if the key had been left on for thirty minutes to an … Continue reading “2009 Chevrolet Impala, Changing The Battery”