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I've been a backyard mechanic for the last 17 years. I love learning from and watching videos on YouTube. My favorite YouTubers are ScannerDanner, EricTheCarGuy, and Eric from SouthMainAuto.
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Question Answered: heater fan does not work
November 10, 2017, 09:06 PM
The blower motor resistor is usually right next to the blower. It has a heat sink in the duct work to help cool it off. If the fan doesn't work on high though, the resistor pack is not your problem.
Question Answered: 2007 Hyundai Azera is slow to start
November 10, 2017, 08:45 PM
Possibly a check valve in the fuel system is allowing the fuel pressure to bleed off completely once the engine is stopped. Try this, turn the key to ON and let the fuel pump prime the system (3 seconds). Turn the key back to OFF. Repeat this a few times and on the final prime, try to start it. If this works, further testing will need to be done to determine where the failure is.
Question Answered: Activating turn signals intermittently turn off the headlights sometimes the blinkers go from left to right or right to left
October 30, 2017, 01:15 AM
The most likely cause is the turn signal / head light switch stalk on the steering column. Further testing would be needed to confirm. The only other device it could be would be the Instrument Panel Junction Box / Fuse box. It controls the lights directly.
Question Answered: Disconnected the battery connect the battery back and now I have no power in the van
October 26, 2017, 10:32 PM
Check the fusible links in the fusible link block under the hood.
Question Answered: Why does the trunk not open with either remote?
October 26, 2017, 10:20 PM
Check fuse 25 (10amp) in the fuse box in the cabin on the drivers side. There should also be a relay in the same box that should "click" when the trunk release is activated. That relay then sends 12 volts on the orange wire to the trunk release solenoid in the trunk.
Question Answered: dodge charger sxt 4D sed
October 26, 2017, 10:15 PM
Couldn't find one either. I could only find a diagram for an 08, but it's probably similar. Looks like the horn switch talks to the steering control module directly. The SCM then talks to the Totally Integrated Control Module via the CAN bus. The TIPM then sends a "control" signal (ie. 12volts) to the horns. No fuses were listed, but it should be "hot at all times". Check all fuses if you want. Looks like a good scan tool will be required to troubleshoot a basic horn switch now. Craziness.
Question Answered: What else can I do?
October 19, 2017, 01:03 AM
The coil should be easy enough to troubleshoot. Power comes from Fuse 9 10A and through the ASD relay. All injectors, oxygen sensors and the coil receive there power from there. All power wires are labeled as Dark Green / Orange, but the coil shows Dark Green / Black. The coil is grounded by the Black / Gray wire coming from the PCM. If there is power on the DkGrn/Blk wire on the coil with the key on, connect a test light to battery positive and see if you are getting pulsed ground signals from the Blk/Gry wire on the coil from the PCM. If you are not getting a ground, check the wire for breaks or check for the signal at the computer. If still no signal exists, check your inputs (ie. crank and cam sensors). All sensors (throttle position, cam, crank, temp, speed sensor) have a Black/Light Blue wire for ground which is shared by them all. The cam, crank and speed sensor share a 5v line with a red or orange wire.
Question Answered: What is wrong with my 2011 Kia Soul +?
October 19, 2017, 12:01 AM
There is no way someone on the internet can help with this mess, but I'll try to give you direction. Taking any car for a swim is never a good idea. Water getting where it's not suppose to be, with systems energized, is what got you to the point in time we're at now I believe. The horn circuit is the easiest to troubleshoot and would be where I would have a mechanic start. When you press the horn button on the steering wheel, does the horn relay up front click? Is there power and ground on the horn itself when the button is pressed? May be just a bad horn. The HVAC controller would be next on my list. Is the relay to engage the compressor working? Is it being commanded on? Are the cooling fans coming on with the A/C on? The HVAC controller is also in charge of the outside temperature sensor you seem to be having problems with. The ATM module controls the shift lock mechanism for shifting out of park. I would have a mechanic troubleshoot the easiest system first. It'll usually lead to you where the problem is. Good luck.
Question Answered: wipers keep running intermittantly when engine was on
October 18, 2017, 11:07 PM
There is no such thing as a simple switch these days. Acura managed to put a micro controller into the wiper switch that talks on the CAN bus. I'd suspect that the switch is bad, but a scan tool capable of "talking" to the switch would be necessary to give a 100% diagnoses.
Question Answered: I have a ford edge 2008 my car is overheating
October 18, 2017, 10:53 PM
Are you loosing/low on coolant? Do you have heat in the cabin? Does it only overheat while sitting still or while driving at highway speeds as well? More info is needed to get you in the ballpark of what's wrong.
Problem Reported: Vibration Caused by Failed Rear Engine Mount
May 27, 2010, 11:09 AM
<p>A rear engine mount that is broken can cause an engine vibration felt in the vehicle. Replacing the failed mount will repair this problem.</p>
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