What It’s Like To Be An Automotive Technician Episode 5. Texas Heat Is Ridiculous!

What It’s Like To Be An Automotive Technician Episode 5. Texas Heat Is Ridiculous!


[Music] [Music] what kind of sucky thing about this place is how far the employee parking is from the shop so that’s a shop right so what I kind of do in the mornings is I I just park right here beside the shop I run in a clock in and then I Drive back to the employee parking which is back here this is the body shop tending to snake my way through here [Music] there we start to see like you know clicking stuff so yeah back here this is really keep on the new cars like Randy off the truck zero barrels but then also they want them close to park back here so it’s all mixed up with like brand new cars and employee parking and all this is still like collisions body shop stuff but um last night what I did more interested before work before I left work I got the last car was working on and I parked it out here and I got a Mike Carlin home any joggers I still got the key with me so I think that’s what I’m trying to do is like the very last car that I have at there a day I’m gonna use that to drive it way back here to the employee parking and just use that uh the car working on us like a shuttle – I’ll take that back first thing in the morning and uh yeah I don’t know I’ll just have to find different ways to avoid have to walk way the hell back here every morning kind of sucks like if I were to get here on time but time I would walk to the front o’clock in I’d be late that’s how far it is so yesterday I ended off the day diagnosing this GMC Acadia ended up having a pretty big leak at the EVAP canister by the fuel it’s actually on top of the fuel tank and that’s gonna pay five hours and they actually did approve that after I you know that or deal with what labor rate they wanted agree on or whatever but um it was too late in the day to get a to get the parts in order from the parts department cuz it was like 5:30 and they actually have to call GMC a GM dealer to order all the parts it was just too late so they said it’d be better to do a first thing this morning so that’s what I’m gonna do first thing is I would go and make sure all the parts get ordered for this cuz that’s gonna be a pretty decent ticket or knock that out as fast as I can so I was running low on work yesterday and I got a I walked into a stack of reporters this morning so that’s always good so I got a Tanner infiniti ex35 got a 16 alexis is 250 the o9 lexus rx350 2010 Toyota 4runner 20:17 through the highlighter and that’s the Acadia that I’m working on so I got five new reporters to rock out today that’s gonna be a busy day and what do you know the car that I picked I think it’s is 200 as no gas so I learned my lesson yesterday I got stranded over the side of the road because I thought I could make a quick test drive but I’m not gonna do that anymore we gas it up and go for the first drive of the morning before I go I notice the tire light is on so I’m going to go ahead and air up all the tires and make sure that it’s just on because a tire might be a little bit low on air and make sure that it’s not actually like a faulty sensor in the tire so oh and another thing is the guy that works in this Bay that I’m in right now is it here today so I kind of get to base today so that’s my idea I’m gonna have this Bay and I don’t think that guy’s here either but I’m not gonna mess with that joke so yeah I got two bays so I can be extra productive today yeah I found one tire there was a little low had like 29 pounds air come up to 36 psi that’s usually what these cars uh recommend so it’s helped to go for the first test drive and make sure everything’s okay no crazy sounds noises vibrations things like that can I just get one shaken meskan please [Music] so this is 200 is a certified pre-owned so tell the higher standards that isn’t a need for tires pretty uh pretty slick there below three thirty-seconds which is the minimum they could be before they need to get replaced so the four tires they get approved I’m gonna try not get out before lunch for tire space two hours so I’m glad you the oil change four tires of the stance fishing I think I have like an hour and a half photographer lunch so if I can do it before lunch should be good timing [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] so I wrapped up the four tires staying special chain just in time it is 11:45 so while I was in the middle doing the tires the charcoal canister came in for the GMC Acadia that was the one that I smoked tested yesterday and I saw a whole lot of smoke leaking out of the evap cast area like on top of the fuel tank it has a code for a large even applique that’s that’s the source of the leak so I get back to my bay and there’s also the Ford Fusion that um the motor actuator had came in but the car was in the body shop so I couldn’t get to it so looks like somebody parked it right here behind my base so it looks it seems like somebody wants it done right now he’s probably trying to sell it today that’s why so since he tried to sell the future today I’m gonna go ahead and install that motor actually there’s over like two screws it’s gonna be real easy to knock that out in that way I could close that take it out and then after that I’m gonna start on the Acadia so yeah this this IES 200t had a four and a half hours the GMC Acadia that’s a pretty good take it there just for the EVAP canister that’s gonna be five hours plus an hour for the spec shows that plus the state inspection I don’t know I might have like six hours on there so even if I just do this and Acadia that’s at least ten hours my I’m gonna do as much as I can before it gets too hot it’s supposed to be really really hot today so I jump in here ready to knock out this actuator and I have taken apart the one that was messed up and I left the hardware I left everything in the cupholder you know just basically thinking I was gonna wait for the new parts to get here and then slap it on and then before I knew it you know they took the car because they had a decent bodywork indeed so much they just basically the car just disappeared and I assumed that they would have enough common sense to realize that that hardware went to something that belonged to this car but now they threw everything away so I guess I’m just gonna find some screws it’ll hold this damn thing on here sucks yeah check this out about 124 pretty cool huh hundred twenty-four degrees so the initial problem with this is left the AC would randomly like get stuck on hot and my little scanner I was able to figure out that it was the temperature door actuator all right show you that it is actually switching back and forth between hot and cold it’s not getting stuck anymore so the the issues fixed with this temperature door actuator go let him know this car is done so I ended up doing it was just taking a screw off another actuator and solving it in the temperature actuator that I installed so there’s like once group or actuator but it it’s it works I try to everything out and everything says I’m moving around okay so I got the canister right for the Acadia I’m going to open it up and see what car was with I’m hoping it’s like a big assembly and not just this just when the charcoal goes see and it is it’s the whole thing squeeze so the charcoal canister that I’m be trying to replace right now sits right here above the tank always see if I can get away with partially Loen the tank just to squeeze it out I might have to take it out all the way this this tank is really big it goes from front all the way back here so I’ve got the tank lower quite a bit and I’m thinking if I just remove this rail here this kind of protects the add the brake lines and the fuel lines before I move this I bet I could slide off the canister just straight off the side so before I installed the charcoal canister I smoked tested it just to make sure it’s actually the vent valve that’s leaking but I couldn’t see that when it was when the tank was up because all you can see is kind of this right here the valve sits behind the the charcoal canister so um yeah it looks like I need to return the charcoal canister and ordered the event valve that’s the that’s the issue right there so luckily that a evap vent valve is going to be it today it’s probably gonna be like in an hour so while I’m waiting for that to get ADA it’s a good thing I got to base today I’m gonna try and squeeze out another vehicle inspection its 2017 302 Highlander it’s got 22,000 miles so it shouldn’t really need anything hopefully this will be easy in and out and then but I’m done with this I can knock out the Acadia basically with the tires that should I did this morning in the Acadia that alone is like 10 hours or so basically I’m just trying to get some Motorsports I’m gonna try and knock out this inspection go faster just get some more time of the brand-new canister and the new valve new hose it’s probably better this way just to rule out any other issues it might have this way it’s it’s all gonna be new go ahead and slip this in here and pull the tank back up should be fixed and the heat is it’s really getting me today this Acadia after I did the evap valve and canister and all that added the two tires on it and the old change and after I did the chemistry all you know was it wasn’t too bad but after I did the tires I don’t know just the heat really got to me I got really tired and actually felt kind of sick I’m just taking a break in this thing this is the Highlander I had from earlier it’s got really cold AC so I’m just gonna hang it out for a second maybe I can get a second wind and I don’t know all I need to do is clear the codes on the Acadia and take it for a drive and make sure the trigger July doesn’t come back and maybe it’ll past eight okay I feel better I got this front tires mounted in balance I just need to put them on the car torque them down reset the codes and take it for a drive and make sure that code doesn’t return the large evap leak code that it had there we go [Music] [Music] and then a couple apps and the GMC Acadia and I wasn’t able to get it to pass today so I’m just gonna Park it aside and try to finish off this Highlander maybe see if I have enough time to drive the GMC some more after I’m done with this one all right so this Highlander the entire lighter zone okay so the first thing I did is I aired up all the tires and they all have pressure they’re all good and the the issue is the registered IDs in the TPM TPM module aren’t matching the sensors that actually the tires so in other words somebody swapped the wheels and tires and didn’t we program the sensors and we really it takes a long time to boot up so it’s like you know what I’m used to is just having like a little handheld programmer that does everything it can read the IDS reprogram relearn it’s like an all-in-one it’s actually called a bar tech that’s what I’m used to using and this is pretty it just seems overly complicated – there’s more steps than it needs to be you know like that well that one scanner looks like a handle scanner all that’s good for is giving the ID codes and it doesn’t actually do the relearn I have to actually hook up the stricken laptop and manually write the IDS in the module so kind of crazy so this is what I have to do here so I’m right now I’m in the the tire-pressure module putting gonna call it a TPM module whatever I’m sure it has a correct name so I have to go in delete the registered ID and manually type in each individually so eight four six eight three four so that’s that one okay after all that nonsense the tire light finally went out and it’s five thirty four actually five thirty seven so it’s time to clean up and get the hell out of here


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