Jun 132018
 

Ford Explorer

Wouldn’t start at all

My 1994 Ford Explorer started getting a little hard to start about a week ago sometimes. Usually after it has been running for awhile. It did not overheat. But this morning it wouldn’t start at all, it turns over good but acts like it’s out of gas, but it’s not. I let it sit a few hours and it started but then wouldn’t start again after I let it run a few minutes. It is getting air but don’t know about fuel or spark.


Sounds like you are are the right track with your diagnostics. Here is a no start diagnostic chart that may help you with issue.

 

Jun 052018
 

2008 Chevy Impala

I have a service stabilitrak and service traction control on on board warnings….Also some loss of power and the check engine light blinks from time to time.


Service StabiliTrak

If your vehicle has Electronic Stability Control (ESC), this message displays if there has been a problem detected with ESC. The ESC/TCS light also appears on the instrument panel cluster.

If this message turns on while you are driving, pull off the road as soon as possible and stop carefully. Try resetting the system by turning the ignition off and then back on. If this message still stays on or turns back on again while you are driving, your vehicle needs service. Have the system inspected by your dealer/retailer as soon as possible.

Electronic Stability Control Indicator Light

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This light comes on briefly while the engine is started. If it does not, have the vehicle serviced by your dealer/retailer. If the system is working normally the indicator light will then go off.

This light can come on after the vehicle is first driven and the STABILITRAK NOT READY message appears in the Driver Information Center (DIC).

If the light stays on, or comes on while driving a SERVICE STABILITRAK message appears in the DIC. This indicates that there may be a problem with the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system and the vehicle may need service. When this warning light is on and the SERVICE STABILITRAK message appears on the DIC, the ESC system does not assist in controlling the vehicle.

When the system is active, the light flashes while the system is assisting in controlling the vehicle.

 

Jun 052018
 

 Ford F250

I’m trying to start it after it has been sitting for 2 years. I tried to jump-start but starter doesn’t operate. I will check engine crankshaft rotation w/ plugs removed & replace the battery. Is there a way to test the starter without removing it? Where is the neutral cutout switch on this pickup?


Make sure your battery is GOOD and fully charged before testing. The neutral switch is located on the side of the transmission.With the vehicle being so old it may be necessary to check and clean the electrical connections.

Starter wiring diagram 1997 Ford F-250 460 engine

starter wiring diagram

Jun 022018
 

2002 Dodge Ram 1500

My wipers, turn signal and dash gauges went out. First I checked all fuses which were ok . And then changed the multi-functional switch, still with no results. I also noticed that when I turn the key to auxiliary I do not hear the door chime alarm. The truck still starts up and runs. What can be the problem?


Wipers and turn signals stopped working

Only 2 things I see in common would be the Ground connection at Location G106. Check that first. And the “Front Control Module”.

Wiper Fuses: #8

Wiper Grounds: G106, G103

Turn Signal Fuse: #15, #46, #47, #24, #1, #34, #32, #33

Turn Signal Grounds: G106, G105, G202

2002 Dodge Ram 1500 wiper washer wiring diagram

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 turn signal wiring diagram

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Jun 012018
 

GMC Sierra

Heater and Air Conditioning blower doesn’t work.
Causes, and location of blower motor?


Manual Heating and Air Conditioning

If the blower motor only comes on in High speed, replace the blower motor resistor. If the blower motor doesn’t work at all, you will need to replace the blower motor and possibly the resistor also.

Automatic Climate Control

If the blower motor only comes on in High speed, replace the blower motor controller.

Blower motor location

Under the passenger side dash. Access from inside the cab.

Blower motor location diagram

Blower Motor Replacement

  • If equipped, remove the sound insulator panel.
  • Remove the blower motor insulating cover screws.
  • Disconnect the electrical connector from the blower motor.
  • Remove the blower motor insulating cover.

Blower Motor

  • Pull the retaining tab down while turning the blower motor counterclockwise in order to disengage the blower motor from the heater/ventilation module.
Jun 012018
 

2013 Fiat 500

My driver high beam had short and need to be fixed for inspection.
I wired the head lite up to the right, with all wires and grounds, checked fuse and bulb. But the high beam works on rt but not left only low beam.


Short in High Beam

If the bulb is good then the wiring or connections are the problem. Make sure you have isolated the old wiring from the drivers side head light. This will prevent back feed from the possible short.

May 102018
 

Chrysler town and country

How to remove the inner plastic door panel?


Sliding Door Trim Panel

REMOVAL

  • Remove sliding door upper frame molding.
  • If removing the left sliding door trim panel, remove screw from inside ash receiver bezel.
  • Remove screws holding trim panel to inner door panel Sliding Door Trim Panel Screws.

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  • Disengage push-in fasteners holding trim to door panel around perimeter and upper edge of door Sliding Door Trim Panel.

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  • Remove sliding door trim panel from vehicle.
May 102018
 

1988 Chrysler Fith Avenue

What are the weight ratings on rear springs?


Not sure exactly, may need to contact a dealership for this information.

First off we will note that the two most understood spring terms out there are Spring Rate and Load Rate.

Spring Rate

A spring’s Spring Rate is the amount of weight required to deflect a spring one inch. The lower the Spring Rate, the softer the spring. The softer the spring, the smoother the ride.

Load Rate

Load Rate, on the other hand, is completely different. Load Rate is the amount of weight a spring is designed to carry when deflected to a certain height.

Source: https://www.eatondetroitspring.com/spring-rate-vs-load-rate

May 012018
 

1985 Buick Electra Park Ave

Okay, Here’s what’s happening:

The car starts and idles fine but has no power. When I try driving it. it barely goes. I can’t get it up past 25 or 30 MPH. WHAT COULD BE WRONG?

SOME DETAILS:
– The battery is new and is charging fine
– Plugs and wires are new
– The MAF Sensor has been removed and cleaned (with the special MAF cleaner)
– It’s not transmission related
– The car has low miles (90k) ad has been well-taken care of


Sounds like a lack of fuel.

Flow Test

  1. Allow the fuel pressure to bleed off.
  2. Disconnect the fuel feed line and install a hose on the line.
  3. Apply battery voltage (using a fused jumper wire) to terminal “G” of the Assembly Line Date Link (ALDL) connector located under the dash. Terminal “G” is the first terminal on the left of the bottom row.
  4. The fuel pump should supply 1 ⁄ 2 pint or more in 15 seconds.

Pressure Test

  1. Allow the fuel pressure to bleed off.
  2. Obtain two sections 3 ⁄ 8 in. steel tubing. Each should be about 10 in. (254mm) long. Double-flare one end of each section.
  3. Install a flare nut on each section. Connect each of the above sections of tubing into the “flare nut-to-flare nut adapters” that are included in the J-29658-82 Gage Adapters.
  4. Attach the pipe and adapter assemblies to the J-29658 gage.
  5. Using proper procedures, raise and support the front of the car.
  6. Disconnect the front fuel feed hose from the fuel pipe on the body.
  7. Install the 10 in. (254 mm) length of 3 ⁄ 8 in. fuel hose onto the fuel feed pipe on the body. Attach the other end of the hose onto one of the sections of pipe mentioned earlier. Secure the hose connections with clamps.
  8. Attach the front fuel feed hose onto the other section of tubing. Secure the hose connection with a clamp.
  9. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  10. Observe the fuel pressure reading. It should be 9–13 psi (62–90 kPa).