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93 thoughts on “Chevrolet traverse: p0118 p0119 eric o. loads the parts cannon again!”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kenneth Young says:

    I work at a GM assembly plant. The reason for the lock (CPA connector position assurance) is if the connector isn’t seating all the way generally you can’t push the lock in. So it’s basically to ensure during assembly connectors are seated due to us being rushed with jobs being loaded. An engineer told me within the next couple years they will be on 99% of the connectors SMH

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chargr316 says:

    Assembly Technican not plugging wire connections in, Quality Control

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Uk Mud says:

    What happened to the world's most eligible bachelor?

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Carlton Lane says:

    Gut again, no it’s genuine repair,based on common sense.good video.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeff Edgar says:

    Magnetized plastic would be awesome

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ireckonso says:

    The Ericometer detected a common anomaly and came to a logical conclusion of no Diagnostics necessary….you just know where to shoot the parts cannon….Experience isn't really guessing.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lee Carroll says:

    Good call Sir, keep em coming.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Panhead49EL says:

    What trouble code do you have? 118, 119, whatever it takes.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ToughAncientSpark says:

    How come you don't click your trouble light on and off a million times like Mustie1 does?😂

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ToughAncientSpark says:

    Do all these technical components really make our life easier or just more complicated and expensive when they fail?

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jason Campbell says:

    Only reason any of that garbage is put on cars together with designing them so you have to have a lift or specialized tools is to force dealer only maintenance.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ToughAncientSpark says:

    Funny, I'm beginning to think that there is something wrong with my 2016 Subaru outback as I haven't had to repair any electrical wiring, sensors or components like on GM vehicles!
    😂

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Big Papa 2001 says:

    I left the red lock out of my connecter. Now I get stranded 3 times a week because the connecter keeps falling off.
    (Said no one ever.)

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Anthony W. says:

    Diagnose it? Why?! You've got the parts cannon! Give it a bang! 😂

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andrew Kingsley says:

    Not guessing. Experience has shown….

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gordon Willoughby says:

    No mans land is the ladies rest room. Speaking of connectors that fall off. The plug fell of the light switch on my 1969 ford pickup one night. Fortunately I was only 1/2 mile from home because the head lights and parking lights didn't work. I didn't have a flash light. Found out that by turning on the hazard lights and pushing the brake slightly the parking lights and tail lights stayed on so I drove home that way. i got a flash light and plugged the connector back on to the light switch. That never happened again so i am guessing they didn't plug it all the way in at the factory.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Big Joe says:

    You do not have coverall so you cannot change the sensor. The International mechanic's police is now aware of your offense Mister !

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Adel Jeffrey says:

    Traverse the abyss of its plastic engine bay if it break.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars KO says:

    After enough experience many of us shoot from the hip at times.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars adam j says:

    Eric drops the light mother— edit video and we are back to our regular program. One can only guess what language occurred. I know when I drop my work light deep in engine bays some colourful language usually occurs.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nate Rowe says:

    Definitely not a mechanic here but never once have I seen a Ford, Chevy or Toyota have a connector that just fell off a sensor. I've seen sensors leak, I've seen connectors get crusty but not spontaneous separation. I hope I don't work on these new locking ones. I will say the nicest locking connector I've had the pleasure to use was the 1991-1994 Explorer fuel injector connector. Little wire spring that held it on. Super easy to undo and nice positive click when it engaged. Doesn't need to be more complicated that that.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jo300hn says:

    Looks like the fella on the label has the gear to torque his nuts as well.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wayne Werner says:

    if your light magnetizes to plastic it's probably running way too hot

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bolt Husky says:

    Connectors rattling off!? Have you ever seen how the connector stranded Kurt Russell on the side of the highway on that ZJ!? He nearly lost his wife because it didn’t have a red locking tab. And nearly lost $90000 too! *that connector doesn’t actually exist on that Jeep lol.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William T. Musil says:

    Hiya Eric

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ford Resurrectionest says:

    Nissan Maxima and pick up, we're very well built back in the 80s. Never needed Green Locks. They definitely didn't have exploding Trannys.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andrew W says:

    The lock tabs in my estimation have to do with the assembly line, going through and making sure everything is clicked on. Wait until they find a way to put them on Jiffy-Tite connections.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Melvin Jones says:

    acting up and acting down down with temp.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Benjamin Stockton says:

    Good fix Eric O. Thanks for sharing 👍

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kenneth James says:

    Again with the laser guided Parts Cannon eh Eric? Folks, this man knows his stuff!

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars BigJjames93 says:

    Thought Eric was going to bust a RainMan Ray quote “light gravity” when he dropped the light

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars james U says:

    Back in the 80’s when I started. All the old iron had single spade connectors on both sensors, oil pressure and temperature.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Erich Zander says:

    You should ditch tee spring and reach out to bunker branding for you merchandise.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nunya Bidness says:

    You've gotta make sure the fishing pole is hidden better the next time you tell Mrs O that you're "taking a car for a shake down".

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alexander Cahoulan says:

    Eric posting almost every day is just indescribably satisfying

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Boris The German says:

    Lmao. Right next to the electronic freaking thermostat needs replacement every oil change!! Who thought that was a good idea!! What’s wrong with the simple mechanical thermostat? Electronic power steering. Electronic alternator. Electronic water pump. Electronic radiator. Electronic bumpers. Electronic glass. Geez that engine tapping like a vw flat four.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brand-X says:

    Terminal Position Assurance is the term for the existence of those connector locks.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shaun Adams says:

    the red lock came from a few engineers together at the bar and they all had kin folks that needed jobs and the connector lock was born

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Crazy Bikerguy says:

    You’re more of a parts sniper than a parts artillery man

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Fred Flintstone says:

    Mrs. O is right, you ain't wearin' da overalls you're ain't allowed to work on it.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Markus Notorius says:

    I know why Chrysler started with the locks in the 90,s. They dropped the PDI time from 1.5 hrs to. 9 hrs. So all off sudden the PDI guys were finding wiring problems to make up the extra time and a loose connector was the usual repair code. So they thought they had a big problem with connectors being assembled incorrectly hence the locks. This came up at a training course.