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In this video I have a look at 2013 Dodge Dart that came in with a check engine light on and come to find out it is caused by a bad HVAC blower motor!? Seriously Chrysler... well is what it is. -Enjoy!
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50 thoughts on “This can turn on your check engine light!?”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars arthur lull says:

    Had a 2005 Nissan frontier had all fan speeds but no a/c after speed 1…found that resister had a little burn hole in it…replaced with new and all turned out well 👍🏻

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars arthur lull says:

    Had a 2005 Nissan frontier had all fan speeds but no a/c after speed 1…found that resister had a little burn hole in it…replaced with new and all turned out well 👍🏻

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Darren Doss says:

    Why do we buy so many toyota and honda cars and trucks ………………

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Henry Martinez says:

    Boss can this mess with the battery charger. I'm getting battery light on and the drops the power steering. Having issues with the blower. Has new battery and took the alternator checks out good?

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Earl Ribaudo says:

    Yes can see your test light flicker as all of your videos that you have asked. Great camera does it wash dishes for Mrs. O also?

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Clifford Sandefur says:

    Good information

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Syeed Ali says:

    No I can’t. Just change oil

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Syeed Ali says:

    Could the A/C not working cause the engine light to come on also.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dalibor Levai says:

    The best mechanic !!!!!

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Johnathan Waters says:

    The point is for MORE things to be able to illuminate the Check Engine lamp. This way you will need to go to the DEALER for service more often…

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Efrem Williams says:

    I have had the misfortune of working on a Dart with a bad Active Grille Shutter. The car sits so low, the customer tore off the lower cover, which the harness is zip-tied to, and destroyed the AGS and the harness. AGS: $500.00, harness, connector N/A: $170. Not a good design at all.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paul Ferrara says:

    yes ridiculous ! big brother lol

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rusty Nail says:

    I farted once and my check engine light came on… Massive evap leak detected

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Mason says:

    Bad as the old fords if the compressor was bad they would set the check engine light

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Froggy 01 says:

    Basically the same as my Alfa Guilietta 😉

    Not imagine having to change that fan blower on Australian right hand drive version with the steering column and pedals in the way 🙁

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Logan Arzuaga says:

    A bad speaker will cause errors on the radio and dash too btw

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars KMC Las Vegas says:

    Wow I wasn't aware that the Dart had those convenient canbus bars under the kick panel like that.

    Very useful!

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ethics3 says:

    My check engine light has been on for the last 30,000 km . Drives fine and no effect on fuel mileage , 2004 jetta TDI with 420,000 km

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Drew Bush says:

    At 14 minutes on your video. What wires are you hooked on to?

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Ray says:

    Max AC would be 100%

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andrew Donohue says:

    blower module? why is that necessary. what the hell ever happened to the blower resistor. i series of several coils of wire in different lengths. the longer the wire coil, the slower it ran. it was simple and CHEAP to replace.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve Herring says:

    i would like to know if you just unplug the blower motor would that turn the money light off?

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars UAa320 says:

    and that is why you never buy a dodge. even the car brand tells you to stay away .

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rick Uyeda says:

    Those are re-badged Fiats. Top tip: Check the federal sticker on any new car you're thinking about buying. It will tell you the original manufacturer and where it was built. Another tip: Don't buy cars assembled in Mexico. Some Mercedes are assembled in Mexico and they are money pits.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Polk says:

    I have a 2004 grandam and my engine light is on and IAM thinking about is it my blower motor

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cash Dollar says:

    Eric, what prompted you to learn the phonetic alphabet?

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TPG2009 says:

    My Avenger had the same code for the blower motor lol

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Frey says:

    why do we think we have to over complicate things of all kinds

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Harry LaFountain says:

    Great..now we can fail a NYS inspection cause of blower speed😡😡😡

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Russ Hoffner says:

    Have a 2015 Dart and the blower just quit completely and check engine light on as well. Weird thing is the rear defroster won't kick on either nor will it let me engage/disengage ESC but hazard switch works. So blower motor going completely dead would trigger those problems as well?

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars andrew domenitz says:

    My 2006 Mini Cooper S had the radiator fan resistor go bad. It only operated at high speed. It was diagnosed by the dealer. It was a 600 dollar repair to fix with a whole new radiator fan and support which included the resistor in the shroud part.
    I researched online and found the circuit could be "altered" by putting a resistor in the harness to take over the control of the fan speed.
    The resistor was less than 15 dollars and my mechanic soldered into the proper wires and we mounted it on metal using some heat sink goop attached it to the "frame" type area of the front left side where the harness was right near to the area. That took a half-hour shop time.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars D. D says:

    Nice explanation.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ChallengerDood says:

    I can't understand how anyone ends up buying a dart. If you want a Challenger, sure. They look cool, lots of power, might be worth having a Dodge. You want a Cummins, sure, get a ram. But you want an economy sedan, why get a dart??? Doesn't make any sense. Just get a Toyota. Don't deal with this kind of crap.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Randy Lahey says:

    What kind of scanner is that is amazing

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sunbeam says:

    Can't wait 'till the computer will only allow you AC when it decides the weather is hot enough!

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Yosef Mama says:

    Why would anyone of intelligence give a. Thumbs down to this video? Good info!

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kevin Berg says:

    The reason they do this is because the heater has a fairly significant impact on the engine temperature, specifically how long it takes to warm up. Cold engines are not clean burning engines, so they want them to warm up fast and if they don't, it needs to turn on the check engine light. The PCM needs to know how quickly it should expect the engine to warm up in varying circumstances, so they need to monitor variables that effect engine temperature, and one of those variables is the heater. So, they need to know if the HVAC is requesting heater operation and how much air is moving past the heater core, so it needs to monitor fan speed. If the PCM can't monitor actual fan speed, it throws off its calculation or "model" of the coolant temperature in relation to how quickly it should warm up. This is the side effect of (to a lessor degree) people wanting cars that get better MPG and (to a greater degree) governments that want lower tailpipe emissions.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeff Crane says:

    My wife's `14 Dart Limited had the same failure with the oil pressure switch setting the check engine light; the dealer changed it under warranty, and that was our only warranty claim. The Dart now has one hundred and eighty odd thousand miles on it, as she drives a hundred miles a day total to work and back. Say what you want about a new Dodge Dart, ours has been wonderful. One wheel bearing went bad and the starter solenoid went out about one sixty-five thousand and that is it. I plant to replace the water pump soon so it does not fail on the road and strand her one day.
    I appreciate this video, as any info on the cars we own is good, and always great on your channel.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Casey Gunn says:

    Awesome video, thank you!

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Glen Johnson says:

    Eric I found some stats you might find interesting regarding the salt belt.The local news paper for my home state of Rhode Island printed this; According to the US Geological Survey The United states in 1940 used 140,000 tons of salt on our roads. just over 1,000,000 in 1954, 10,000,000 in 1985 and we currently exceed 24,000,000 tons annually. last year Rhode Island used 44.2 tons, Massachusetts 34.6 tons, New York 28.0 tons, New Hampshire 25.1 tons and Vermont 23.3 tons. I find this very interesting considering New York is about 90% larger then all of the New England states combined. Rhode Island is the smallest state and about 45 times smaller then New York. Yet we use 63% more salt then New York, Maybe the MOP has the contract the treat our roads!! LOL

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ChuckWD33158 says:

    wow! I never woulda thunk they could come up with that.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars travis allen says:

    dodge dart aka glorified dodge neon

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mark lavrack says:

    Replacing a oem blower motor would be ok, but with Chrysler/Dodge cheap parts in the first place, I'd go with after market and I haven't had a problem. Keep your costs down for your customers will only benefit your business.

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Susan Barbier says:

    Go to the frozen hell hole and help AvE with his diesel.

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Sprocket says:

    Very well explained. You understand it and can help others to learn a diagnostic approach.