Jamie Lazarus

  • This Ford pickup had been around from shop to shop, even making appearances at a local dealership. The initial complaint seemed simple enough: no start, no communication and no odometer. Then why did the dealer technician toss his hands up in surrender after a month and a half without a solution? It's all about a testing method we've preached about before - voltage drop!
  • I'm bringing up the typical car battery because I want to talk about the relationship of batteries and cooling systems. What's that? You say you're not aware of any relationship between the two? Maybe that’s because you weren’t told why it can exist.
  • A minor collision repair misstep causes a multitude of system DTCs
  • I encountered a stubborn apparition-infested 1998 Ford Explorer, 4x2, 5.0L. This vehicle, which had an automatic transmission, California emission, “believed” it was a four-wheel drive, but it had a two-wheel drive powertrain!
  • It seems today’s infotainment systems can provide nearly every comfort of home for us to enjoy in our vehicles. My question is why?