Diagnostic Blitz

by | May 2011 | 4 comments

by John Anello, the "Auto Tech on Wheels"

Figure 1: 2003 Saturn View with 3.0L engine.

A shop owner called me in on a complaint of erratic engine operation in a 2003 Saturn View with the 3.0L engine (Figure 1). He stated that the car would immedia...

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4 Comments

  1. autodock

    Great find just goes to show how important grounds are to these newer cars and trucks we see this all the time since we specialize in electrical repairs just had a Toyota Pu towed from another town to our shop for a no start it turned out that there was a broken ground strap at battery where customer had replaced the battery and had broke the strap and thought it was not necessary it would start and run as long as scanner was connected

  2. autodock

    Great find just goes to show how important grounds are to these newer cars and trucks we see this all the time since we specialize in electrical repairs just had a Toyota Pu towed from another town to our shop for a no start it turned out that there was a broken ground strap at battery where customer had replaced the battery and had broke the strap and thought it was not necessary it would start and run as long as scanner was connected

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Understanding Volvo Start/Stop Systems and How They Work

Understanding Volvo Start/Stop Systems and How They Work

The automatic start and stop systems will be part of the way car makers are meeting the tighter emission standards for the foreseeable future. Whether you like the Start/Stop feature or not, you should get to know these systems because the automatic start and stop...

read more

4 Comments

  1. autodock

    Great find just goes to show how important grounds are to these newer cars and trucks we see this all the time since we specialize in electrical repairs just had a Toyota Pu towed from another town to our shop for a no start it turned out that there was a broken ground strap at battery where customer had replaced the battery and had broke the strap and thought it was not necessary it would start and run as long as scanner was connected

  2. autodock

    Great find just goes to show how important grounds are to these newer cars and trucks we see this all the time since we specialize in electrical repairs just had a Toyota Pu towed from another town to our shop for a no start it turned out that there was a broken ground strap at battery where customer had replaced the battery and had broke the strap and thought it was not necessary it would start and run as long as scanner was connected

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