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Did i make the wrong call? part ii – Auto Repair Chat

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In a previous video https://youtu.be/3Vfd5hmvIWw I had a look at a Scion Tc that had codes for the right rear speed sensor although it appeared to work fine. I was able to clear the code using a manual reset and ship it down the road. Wellllll.... IT'S BACK! -Enjoy!
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50 thoughts on “Did i make the wrong call? part ii”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alexander Cahoulan says:

    I LOVE watching Eric diagnose these electrical issues. Its just glorious. As well as educational. I dont know many mechanics who know how to do successfully diagnose these kind of issues.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CHILIPEPPER pepper says:

    Eric, I know this is an older video, do all of your customers watch your videos and see how in-depth you go to fix their car and why it costs x amount?? Oh by the way awesome video on how to track down the culprit!! From Michigan RUST BELT!!

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars kerzwhile says:

    Talk about satisfaction!! 😆 huge "attaboy" earned here!

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stefan Norton says:

    Vinny’s back!

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars GIE Auto says:

    Doesn't that Autel have a wave generator?

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars George Sierra says:

    Never back down…your awesome.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Floyd ervin says:

    S o yell at ya fer not eatin

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Erway says:

    That one was a stinker, great job, super show and big thank you. Hi to Mrs. O.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Scott says:

    Love the part being busted by son

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ronald Bergeron says:

    Great diag, great vide. I like your vides.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lucky Baldwin says:

    Mrs. O: " It does seem like you're kinda fumbling more than normal"

    A prophet is not without honor except in his own house.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andy Citarella says:

    I wish we had junk yards here where you can pull your own parts. We used to have 3, but are down to one. Can't pull your own parts there.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars NM 2463 says:

    "We only had 3 channels."
    Me too Mrs. O….me too.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Lol I feel for ya I've actually done that myself a couple.times and on the same vehicle had 2 bad connections on 2 different lines 1 front 1 rear on opposite corners

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shaun O'Connell says:

    All that for an ice cream 🤣 but you deserve it.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars joe ortiz says:

    Eric you helped me fix my 01 silverado lost all power no start completely blacked out I don't have any scan tools, before the truck gave up the abs and security light was flashing for several years the some fix was replace the ignition key cylinder the battery was showed 12.70 v had to jump it to start so we bought a new battery and all is working very well thank you Eric !!

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ozzy Krahn says:

    ill admit, im still a bit of a gear head, but all these modules are a mind grain make for me

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bart Goins says:

    At the end, you mentioned having an "Arnold Palmer." A guy from our church drinks those, and I had never heard of them until we all went to lunch together a few weeks ago. I guess at 61 years old, I still have things to learn.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars davies MIA says:

    call the blue smoke police, that car is in violation of ohm's law…

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rudolf Benner says:

    Be thankful you are still skinny enough to get under the car.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Doug Noal says:

    Eric , explain to me why new cars need to have so damn many computers , sensors , modules compared to an older car . WHY ? WHY ? WHY ?!!!!!

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daniel Geng says:

    I guess the learning process never stops, you’re still light years ahead of most !

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Gary says:

    I’ve never known abs codes to be clear-able. I thought they all auto cleared.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Software Engineer says:

    Haha the joke. Is driving me nuts 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars tedjohnson64 says:

    These troubleshooting episodes and root cause reveals are amazing! Much better than anything I’ve ever seen on the “real” car repair shows on cable TV.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Scott Marshall says:

    How do you charge for junkyard runs? Does the customer pay shop rate, or do you write it off as YT time or just plain good customer relations? Seems a lot of times it would be cost prohibitive, like here, even if you charge $25 or $50 for the cable, it's doubtful it pays your full time. – Funny you started discussing the subject just as I typed this. As you said as long as the customer is good with it, the time saved from a 2nd disassembly/service appt and the high price of dealer parts could well make it the best move, even if it cost $125 for the cable, it works out in the end. (I used to call it "the cost of doing business" back when I was running an Industrial Service company)
    Too bad you can't get a couple of local shop class kids to pull parts for you, maybe give them a list of hot movers and pay them a fair markup. You get a box of parts at a fraction of the cost of getting them yourself. Then pay a premium for specific retrievals. Probably end up being one more PIA in your day, but may be worth it, just thinking out loud.
    Keep up the great work, It's appreciated here, I put you on auto play and get to see all the older stuff. You do a great job putting together these videos.

    All the best to all the SMA team!

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars fernando13e says:

    Amazed to see that many Chrysler and GM products just on one Junkyard… Great video.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars WouterB76 says:

    Never skip lunch Eric, nothing more important then your health and family time.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Matt Bray says:

    I know this is late, but when using Techstream at least (Toyotas Diag tool) theres freeze frame data that is available to you and shows everything in data when that code was thrown. Might have seen a wonky speed in that frame or something else. Plus with toyota tehre is a feature to make everything more sensitive to throw codes. Test sensitivity i think its called.. Again, not sure if this is available with snap on or Autel

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Frederick Chino says:

    Always like your tech work so many shops do the parts cannon or don't know or want to look for wire breaks.
    May you and family have a good day

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve Perrett says:

    tough to find, good video

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donnie Robertson says:

    Second time watching 91/2020

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cyril Ruiz says:

    Hey Eric if you seen what I seen ? Doing your road trip. play and pause video a few times . You will see that the speed does not match up the hole time you are driven the car. Just thought you should know. Keep the videos coming. 😎😎😎

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dingle Berry says:

    This was an impressive find. I wish I knew more about how to test resistance and use the probes. I'm not a mechanic, but would like to trace problems down on my own car, especially my turd Chevy Cruze

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Donavon says:

    That's a shielded wire right? That's a "high resistance" short between the signal wires and the shield. My best guess. 🙂 Great video. I LOVE trouble shooting wiring, especially on multi engine airplanes. Especially if the job has been in work, around the clock, for two days. Have to TS like you did Eric. You and Ivan are always thinking out of the box – and that's a good thing. 🙂

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars slowsanic says:

    I know Isabella's struggle. I had 3 channels growing up too lol. Usually didnt stay home to watch it lol

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeramie T says:

    You know what I say when its green and crusty on the inside but looks good from the back. Y'alls little innuendos… hilarious!

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Hickman says:

    I managed a body shop in FL some years ago. We had a You-Pull right across the street. I loved going over there and pillaging for connectors, interior pars, etc. Something within me that loves auto bone yards.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donn Lowe says:

    Arrr, Good pirate joke me Hearty.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars George Swindoll jr says:

    Eric you are a gentleman and a scholar!!!!! Keep up the great work!!!!!!

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars YH says:

    Great job Eric. You are a true diagnostic expert.