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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

2009 Chevrolet Silverado Driver’s Side Air Stuck On Heat

This 2009 Chevrolet Silverado came in with the complaint that the a/c was blowing out hot air on the driver’s side of the dash.The vent temperature was 140°F and the outside air temperature was 97°F in August in sunny South Carolina. I told the customer that I would not be able to get to it … Continue reading “2009 Chevrolet Silverado Driver’s Side Air Stuck On Heat”

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”

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”