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”

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”

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”

2008 Chevrolet Avalanche Right Front Turn Signal Inop

This 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche came in with the complaint that the right front turn signal did not work. This article applies to Avalanche, Escalade, Silverado, Sierra, Suburban, Tahoe and Yukon trucks and suv’s.  This generation of GM truck or Suv does not use a turn signal flasher relay as we have always known in the … Continue reading “2008 Chevrolet Avalanche Right Front Turn Signal Inop”

2001 Dodge Durango, ASD Relay Fuse Blows

This 2001 Doge Durango with a 4.7 liter V8 was sent to me from another shop. The truck had come to them with a head gasket leak, which they had already fixed. A new problem had developed though in that the ASD relay fuse in the under hood fuse box would blow sometimes and the … Continue reading “2001 Dodge Durango, ASD Relay Fuse Blows”