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In this video I have a look at a 2013 Chevy Impala that has had some issues after hitting a deer. Does that have anything to do with the problem or is it just a coincidence? Follow your diagnostic path! -Enjoy!
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49 thoughts on “Chevy impala: p0651 lost 5v ref 2 after deer hit”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rochester Tommy says:

    Have the exact same car and code in the shop right now. Left today with most of the sensors unplugged going up head back and start hunting again.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kila Wilson says:

    I am having a very similar issue. My problem however is that it isnt a constant tac loss. It will happen when im driving. If I turn the car off for a couple minutes and back on the problem goes away. Eventually however it will do it again and occasionally shuts off while driving

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars david sumpter says:

    Two words. Flux Capacitor.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Blazer 123 says:

    thanks eric

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alan Robison says:

    In my day all we had was a Sun test machine where you plugged a long spring into the distributor cap ( coil port) and then a lead plugged into the spring and then there were a few other leads to hook to carb. etc.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jd Smith says:

    Yes he is good

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nathan says:

    Found Eric's videos a few days ago and I…can't…stop….watching….

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MrWolfSnack says:

    That's weird that when Jerry monkeyed around with the wiring under the car, that of all things it took a random very tiny deer hit to jostle the terrible crimped wiring apart in such a way that it made the car lose voltage because the harness happened to rest on the transmission line

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Van DuBose says:

    Great troubleshooting skills. Not many techs would be able to locate the problem as you did. Great job.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ted Garcia says:

    A wiggle fix .

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joseph Neal says:

    Next on SMA Eric O and the wiring nightmare!!!!! Lmfao 😂

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe Vreeland says:

    Good stuff.
    Customers can run you down rabbit holes and I just chose to not let their "diagnosis" push me into the wrong places.
    Have them fill out the work order and make them leave!
    I had a "haunted" Chrysler K-car a long time ago where ALL the wires decided to spontaneously disintegrate inside the main loom from the firewall over to the valve cover.
    THAT was a nasty one when I thought I had somehow spilled water on a witch and this was a pay back!
    I think this was in the days of soy-based wire insulation.
    I don't know what set off the disintegration all at the same time – but it was a mess.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ivan Olsen says:

    when in doubt ….. lean on the wiper motor schoud / cover ….. remember that one ?

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ronald Bradley says:

    Unless I missed it. How come you don't use any fender covers? Just as a former paint and body man i cringe not seeing fender covers not being used.. Other than that I enjoy you videos.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Uncle J says:

    Eric, I'm gonna say you have a lot of studying on your equipment to know it so well.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bruce Shepherd says:

    that a nightmare job

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bruce Shepherd says:

    he to good

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tyree says:

    Wiggle it, just a little bit…
    🤣👍

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars walrus says:

    The basic, 3 C’s

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Josh Crocker says:

    Couldn't stump him if you tried

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars KEN MCCORMICK says:

    Ya, I could do it , if you were to loan me your scan tools!

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William greenhouse says:

    It amazes me how he finds out these complicated problems

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars brandt tews says:

    AWESOME JOB Mr O.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tony B says:

    I’ve noticed you have used quite a few different scanners in different videos. Do you have a go to scanner that you prefer to use?

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars dewey cheatem says:

    Great trouble shooting skills as always. learning never stops and your vids are priceless for us DIY, thanks.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joshua Lee says:

    Wow that would've had me ripping the wiring out all over the front where the damage was.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Bernardino says:

    The Impala claims “Self Defense”. It said the Deer had a knife over a foot long.🤦🏻‍♂️

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Awesomesauce says:

    Drain the DC swamp

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Carsten Nelson says:

    Eric O I did a good visual on 08 Pontiac. Found green goo on valve cover.. fixed no crank no start.. thank you have been sticking to the plan

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Turbowat? says:

    Let's get this man to one million.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wildturkey10121 says:

    Damn son….

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Megabnark says:

    We have a nasty history of trucks hitting couches here in the Midwest.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars cathode follower says:

    Great video, problem with your camera sharpness. Images are blurred.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Phil Rautine says:

    Electrical problems are always fun. Nothing like a good schematic, scanner, and following the data.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Zak Lynch says:

    Eric, there is a bulletin on this very issue, I was reading it Monday of this week while diagnosing a “Loss communication with TCM” on a 2014 Impala. Unfortunately that was not my issue.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars granjeVARIM says:

    I think… well imma almost certain that mechanic (repair shops)like these is dying species.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wisconsin Wanderer says:

    Eric the car whisperer!! Fur sure.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ron D says:

    What Scanner are you using?

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars flagmichael says:

    I think I am going to have to start drinking again, watching this. Too many bad memories of "where did it go?"

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars M D Adams says:

    Somehow I doubt that started the instant the man hit the deer
    either 1 some of the other repairs caused it to start rubbing or 2 the hit caused the rubbing
    either way, good job finding a potential intermittent nightmare

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Buglioli says:

    Reduced power mode?Was that a two-legged deer or four legged deer. Just saying!🐴🐴🐴 wiggling, butt connectors, and two-legged deer do not mix. Just saying!!!🤩

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Guse says:

    Simply brilliant and no, I'll never be able to do it like Eric O! Now if I could only get my wife to understand "there is your problem lady".

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bad Drivers of Chicago says:

    Been watching you for a while. Gotta admit your videos have encouraged me to work on my own car which I do now !

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Moe Horowitz World says:

    Got it 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👀