Diagnostic Blitz

by | May 2011 | 4 comments

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 immediately start up and run fine with no problems a...

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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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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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