Tag Archives: Diagnosis

Completely Dead Battery

There are multiple reasons why a car won’t start. They can generally be categorized into no-crank, no-start, or start-stall issues. If the engine doesn’t even turn over when you turn the key, chances are it’s a bad battery or a … Continue reading

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Turn Signal Won’t Turn Off

I had just finished fixing up a used Honda Odyssey for the dealership to sell, and it had been detailed and was going to be delivered to the customer in a couple hours, when it was given back to me … Continue reading

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Throwback: Identical Mismatched Tires

This was one of the more unusual problems I diagnosed on a car, so I’m bringing this post from 2016 up again. Now this was a strange one. A customer came in because she had gotten her tires replaced at … Continue reading

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Oil Pressure Switch Causing Lean Code?

This is going to be a long and technical post, but if you want to learn about car engines, this should be a good read even for the non-technician. A Honda Odyssey came into the shop with the check engine … Continue reading

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Clogged Radiator Causing A/C Problems

Another car with an air conditioning problem came in. This time, the air conditioning would work fine for a little while, but then would completely stop working. I hooked up the A/C machine to see what the pressures were doing, … Continue reading

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Cut & Capped A/C

I was trying to figure out why a Chrysler Town & Country didn’t have any air conditioning in the rear. Usually when you don’t have any air conditioning it’s because there was a leak and all the refrigerant leaked out, … Continue reading

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The Wrong Way To Wire Accessories

A Honda Civic came in with complaints of some strange electrical problems. The first step after checking for diagnostic codes was to check for any aftermarket add-ons, because if poorly installed, they can mess with the systems on the car.

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