2009 Ford Fiesta No Front Washers
Tbis vehicle came to us with front wash fault. Rear worked fine and as this is a single motor with […]READ MORE -
Tbis vehicle came to us with front wash fault. Rear worked fine and as this is a single motor with a direction valve the motor was obviously ok.
When front wash stalk pressed the motor remained dead. Plugging in a diagnostic machine and looking at live data it showed when stalk was pressed so we knew stalk is ok and the wiring to the BCM behind glove box is OK, so the trouble was either the BCM or wiring from BCM to the motor. With accurate wiring diagrams we can test wiring circuits and be sure of our diagnosis. In this case the wiring was ok.
A new unit was sourced and programmed in to the car, not a cheap part but we can be confident in our diagnosis process and can fit parts with confidence
This vehicle came to us with locking issues. It had previously had a new interior fitted due to fire. A quick look at fault codes revealed antenna fault. On stripping interior to examine wiring it was found to have been repaired to a very low standard,
It was also found that the antenna was missing. A new antenna and loom was sourced and the wiring repaired to a safe standard. The locking worked without any programming necessary.
Ford Fiesta in for the radio not powering up. It had been to a ‘specialist’ that had tested radio and said it was a wiring fault.
These radios come in 3 separate pieces, the display, the audio unit and the keypad. With accurate wiring diagrams we were able to test feeds and grounds to the audio unit and also the communication lines know as Canbus, all proved good. So even though a radio expert had said it was wiring we have proved the wiring is OK.
We didn’t suspect the display as it would still have sound. The audio unit was checked for current draw and a thermal camera used to see if it was getting warm. This isn’t 100% test but an indication it’s working. There is no way of testing keypad, only substitute for another which we had available.
This proved to be the problem as it came on and worked perfectly.
Another job successfully completed without any guess work or unnecessary parts fitted.
Ford Focus with cutting out and losing power issues, diagnosed by us using reliable and presise test plans. Enable us to diagnose problems quickly and accurately. In this case the gauges were the problem and we are able to repair these saving the customer hundreds against new.
Car Electrics Liverpool – Our team of auto electricians Liverpool, Widnes, Warrington, St Helens based are fully trained in identifying and repairing most vehicles’ electrical problems. We use specialised equipment to take readings from vehicles to identify any electrical fault, and once identified we can then repair or replace the faulty part.
We offer a range of services including installations, rewiring, diagnostics, alternators, fitting service, testing service, engine management, fuel injection, fault finding, car alarms, immobilisers, and central locking systems.
This vehicle came to us after another garage had failed to find the fault. The ABS light was on with a fault code for the signal to the rear left sensor.
The previous garage had fitted another sensor but the fault remained. Through tests it was found that the signal wirer from the sensor to the ABS module had gone to earth somewhere.
It was now a case of tracing the loom through the engine bay and the rear of the dash and under the carpets to the rear.
With the seats removed and the carpet lifted the fault was found. The loom was rubbed through where it was cable tied and the carpet was pressing on it. It must of been like this from new and had finally rubbed through. The loom looked perfect visually but experience in these kind of faults allowed us to find it quickly.
On this video you can see as we push on the loom our tester beeps as the wirer touches earth.
Another customer happy to get it sorted before the Christmas break.
This van was in our workshop to have a look at the rear aux heater. The heater is a Webasto that uses fuel to a heater underneath the vehicle.
This is the control on the dashboard. The green light flashes a code to help diagnose the issue.
The flash code on this vehicle told us that the system had shut down. So we had to perform a reset before we could proceed further. Once reset a code for fuel supply flashed up.
With accurate wiring diagrams we could trace the wiring to the fuel solenoid and found that there was a cut off switch circuit fault. We managed to repair the fault and confirm a fix with our thermal camera
When it starts to get a little chilly, as it often does in the UK, it’s not uncommon to find your car not running as it should. For things like starter motors, car batteries, and alternators, damp and cold conditions can caused issues.
Battery Problems – The most common fault tends to be the battery. If you hear a faint notice when you try to turn the ignition it could be that you have a flt battery. You might want to check your dashboard lights. If they are not coming on this is a sign that there may be an issue with the battery. To prevent this from happening it may be worth charging your battery
Alternator Problems –If you have a new battery and it keeps going flat, the problem probably lies here. When you jump start your car and the engine dies immediately, this points to a faulty alternator. Another sign with an issue with the alternator is that your dashboard lights and possibly your headlights will flicker. In these situations, it’s recommended to book your vehicle in with an experienced auto electrician. Where electrics are involved it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Broken Starter Motor – The most obvious sign of a broken starter motor is a clicking sound when you turn the ignition key, followed by the engine refusing to start. You can usually tell if it’s the starter motor rather than the battery at fault if all the lights and in car electrics are working. Similar to the alternator, because you are dealing with electrics, it’s always better to visit a professional auto electrical specialist.
Using the wrong oil – If your oil has too much cold viscosity (resistance to flow), you won’t be able to start your car in cold temperatures. On the flip side, excessive hot viscosity means engine components won’t be adequately protected, leading to premature wear. A good idea here would be to check your car’s handbook to see what type of oil the manufacturer recommends, and switch to a thinner grade if possible in winter. It’s not usually for this simple tip to be the difference between a trip to see your mechanic and keeping your car healthy in the winter months
Find an Auto Electrician near you – If you are experiencing any of these problems or just want to make sure your car is running to its best during the winter, its always recommend that you take your car in to a professional mechanic. If you live in or around Widnes and want to get your car electrics checked out then the team at Widnes Auto Electrical would be more than happy to help.
Are you having problems with your car? Is it struggling to start or not starting at all? Is your battery just not working? We know that a lot of people need consistent maintenance to their vehicles, and that doesn’t fall short in terms of Alternators. That’s why we at Widnes Auto Electrical are here to provide you with all of your needs in regards to Alternators.
The Alternators primary function is to keep your battery charged. As well as that, it also provides your car with all of the means to be able to run things related to electricity. A tip to look out for, is if your starter motor is cranking or turning slowly when you’re starting your vehicle it may be because the voltage in the battery is low and you may need to get the Alternator either repaired or replaced. If you think your car is suffering from this give us a call to discuss it further or pop in and we can quickly perform some tests to find the cause of all your problems.
Into our workshop was this Merc that had problems with the aux battery under the bonnet not charging. This battery is used when cranking to help give extra amps. Also it is isolated from the main battery when ignition is off, so if main battery goes flat the vehicle can use this battery to in essence jump start the car.
The battery symbol was lit on the lcd panel on dash and the aux battery had gone flat.
There is a split charge relay that controls this along with a battery stabilisation module. We gained access to these components (not easy being a cabriolet, having to remove part of the roof mechanism) and checked wiring associated with this system all checked ok. On gaining access to components a burning smell was noticed but no burnt wiring was seen. With the battery disconnected the relay and module were removed and checked
The battery stabilisation module was burnt. We replaced this with a new O. E part and replaced charge relay to be safe reset fault codes and checked. Job correct first time and no unnecessary parts fitted.