Started the new job full time on Monday, and my humungous OCD invested 'YOU WILL EXCEL!' monster kicked in at Monday plus .0001 seconds. Now I'm hard on the heels of 'Acclimated to the site managers job in the fewest days ever' record.
On the plus side, I have a pretty decent crew to work with, and they (most of them) are willing to get better. On the negative side, some asshole flipped the heat on by mistake.... and it's been pushing at, or over, 100 degrees in the shop each day. Today I took in two fans, a case of water, and all the cold Gatorade I could carry. Must look after my minions you know!
On the whole, I am okay with my progress, and well on track to meet my own self imposed timelines and goals. Go team me. The price? Home to collapse each afternoon so far, after long days working at fast pace in the heat.
An interesting problem this morning, on a company owned vehicle. The vehicle: 2005 Chevy Venture van. The symptoms:
- AC inoperative almost constantly, but the compressor would kick on for a second every once in a while.
- ABS system faulting
- Fuel gauge inoperative after self test
- Traction control intermittently engages, limiting vehicle to 5 mph top speed and all but losing brakes.
- DTC's for Fuel tank pressure sensor, ABS fault, and..... 5v reference issues.
I fed all that into the superbraniacevacometronical device, along with some wiring diagrams. WHIIIIRRR brrriiinnggggg KLUGKLUGKLUGchucnkachunkachunka.... BING!
Moving under the vehicle, I examined an electrical bulkhead connector, and finding no outward flaws, unplugged it. Blue green obnoxious slimy crud ran down my hand, and the connector looked like this:
Verdict: Something, at some time, had been spilled inside this van over the well where this bulkhead connector passes through the body. This was the result.
Holy Hell Batman! Did THIS make some weird stuff happen. The fix? Make and solder in a new harness connection. Maybe an hours work..... if I ever get an hour in a row.
Ya'll play nice now....... Daddy's gonna go lay on the floor and pass out.