Jeep Compass: Crank, No Start - Part II

Now that we figured out in the first video why this Jeep Compass would not run it is time to come up with a solution to the problem. Let's see what we can do to fix it and get it back on the road. -Enjoy!
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  • lol I had to do this repair one time. went to the yard to find a vehicle with similar setup so I could scavenge.... cut clear out. This problem might be too common.. Also, the only thing wrong with your soldering was your iron tbh. Not enough thermal mass for that job, but you weren't in a giant hurry and it got the job done eventually.

    David FolsomDavid Folsom2 gün önce
  • "getter lined up in the hole, story of my life" hilarious man

    Adam BlankenshipAdam Blankenship4 gün önce
  • Let’s see what’s in that toolbox

    Joe BottaJoe Botta6 gün önce
  • Love the third-hand alligator clip setup for holding the wires in place for soldering. I've always used a thin piece of hardwood and clothes pins. However, this makes getting to the back side of the joint another step. As commented on another of your electrical issue videos, I always dab the soldered joint with liquid insulation prior to moving the heat shrink tubing in place -- anything to guaranty the green creeping monster is kept away. This might have been useful for the unnecessary relay block wire shortened and terminated. Moisture can still get up that thin opening in the heat shrink tubing. Of course, taking the extra time to do these steps is something I can afford during DIY repairs.

    Russell StephanRussell Stephan6 gün önce
  • I totally agree with soldering. If it works, and it's the good old leaded stuff, who cares? That said, if you'd like to make really awesomely strong joints, do a lineman's splice and then solder that joint.

    Moon MoonMoon Moon7 gün önce
  • I keep a 20mm socket for 19mm wheel nuts with swelled caps. Or, chisel the cap off and use an 18mm. JMF TAG

    Jeff ForssJeff Forss9 gün önce
  • Good fix and diagnosis,

    Alasdair MunroAlasdair Munro13 gün önce
  • Take a look. It's in a book.

    JuanJuan13 gün önce
  • 12:00 Bless You!!

    Brian AustinBrian Austin15 gün önce
  • // Real World Great Video , About Soldiering Its Easy To Solder Wires ,Why Do People Freak Out About Soldiering. ???

    viking saxonviking saxon16 gün önce
  • Why on earth do manufacturers insist in placing connectors ecus bcm’s ect in locations vulnerable to the elements mechanical damage

    Do oneDo one16 gün önce
  • Thanks Mr. O, from NW Missouri. I purchased a used Heep Compass and I really appreciate your how-to videos but the more I watch your videos the more I realize why I got such a good deal on this Compass. But it had the tow package on it, which I liked, and I bought a small 8ft trailer for furniture and brush hauling. It's cheaper than a truck and I get everything done that I need. I think it's great that you live in an area where there's so much to see and do, but you can go home everyday and relax in the peace and quiet of the country. I'd like to enjoy the fishing, maybe in the Finger Lakes region, Niagara falls, or a trip into Toronto or the big city. All in all, Thanks! I just had both control arms changed, the ball joints were going out and I got quotes for LF bearings and a tie rod. Also showing a P0038. Hope it's nothing major. Take care Coach.

    Fern DFern D17 gün önce
  • Those Chrysler's are still rusting out like crazy.. even the new ones...nutz!!!

  • Enjoy,good repair,well done Eric.

    Sarah SargentSarah Sargent18 gün önce
  • Very nice repair job! This is coming from an electrician of 40 years. Really like how meticulous you are on your other mechanical repairs too.

    Christina MoneyhanChristina Moneyhan19 gün önce
  • I cant believe it's 2014! What a shitty relay box!

    swrzesinskiswrzesinski19 gün önce
  • Well I looked up a few random part numbers off that page and it seems no one has stock in the US that they will sell in small quantities. Those who do sell seem to want minimum orders of 6-12 thousand. So I guess we are back to square one on that unless someone finds a supplier who will sell ~10 or so at a time.

    experimentx1100experimentx110019 gün önce
  • Most of your customers probably never know just how lucky they are.

    Jim SalmiJim Salmi20 gün önce
  • What is the spray that you put on the terminals?

    wolfsmanewolfsmane20 gün önce
  • Will ya film planting that seed corn sitting against the wall?

    MultiDrivermanMultiDriverman21 gün önce
  • What heat shrink do you use?? And head gun to shrink it

    Robert MuñozRobert Muñoz21 gün önce
  • I don't read many comments, but don't have a clue why anyone would have an issue with soldering automotive wiring?!?!?! Today's cars have better wiring than a few decades ago when if you owned a car in upstate NY that was more than a rusted quarter panel old, you damn sure had to solder up much of the tail light harness.... Only issues I ever had there was chopping out the garbage "SCOTCH-LOCKS" the person before me used..... So what's the beef?????

    Steve 1961P.Steve 1961P.21 gün önce
  • What was the stuff you sprayed on the connectors and wiring?

    merlin 5577merlin 557721 gün önce
  • So what"d that guy want? Lol. The dreaded,"hey the guy wants to talk to you."

    ussilovussilov21 gün önce
  • I’m surprised mr “O” doesn’t have a tray or box of factory terminals. He’s got all these other boxes with repair/replace stuff for brake lines or AC connections etc. We had factory terminals for GM, it was very handy. I was thinking he may have been able to de-pin the new relay holder and put the wire and connector in the old relay holder. Assuming they are very similar. Good job no matter what I think. Love the work mr “O” does no matter he gets its done. Always a treat to watch

    Don NDon N21 gün önce
  • *In case you haven't seen BigClivedotCom Troll people about soldering take a look at his 3 minute 40 second video. Does BigClive know the differences between soldering and TIG welding?? Notice this video has 15K Thumbs Up and 15K Thumbs down. Scroll the comments to see people hate BigClive in a variety of languages, some people take soldering very seriously*

    David NullDavid Null21 gün önce
  • Splice is the spice of life!

    cruisepixcruisepix21 gün önce
  • You, Sir, have an impressive disposition to go with your skill set. There's a lot of us that would have tried to curse that misplaced relay box into submission.

    ThinmanThinman22 gün önce
  • Wow, that was a lot of corrosion for such a young car! Was that Fluid Film you used on the back of the electric connectors?

    racerxnkracerxnk22 gün önce
  • Being a compass I’m surprised it lasted long enough for the harness to rot!

    Will ChathamWill Chatham22 gün önce
  • Know your a busy man. I'm a retired flat rater. Love the videos and the fact you take the time to explain your logic. Customers rarely appreciate the artistry even when you explain that you just saved them 500 bucks. Great.....what are powers and grounds?

    toroon01 001toroon01 00122 gün önce
  • Looks good for now but soon the corrosion will get to the new relay and connector since it's not sealed from the elements. I guess that whole mess needs to be put into a plastic bag and sealed with Silicone Rubber. It doesn't look like that relay box was one of FCA's smarter ideas. Some Electrical Engineer didn't know what he was doing.

    Tim FTim F22 gün önce
  • Great video. Your diagnostic approach is second to none. Keep making those videos. By the way, you need to give Mrs. O a pay raise for all of her hard work.

    Tree in AlbuquerqueTree in Albuquerque22 gün önce
  • Eric first off huge fan second I have question goes a bit off topic. I'm a tech at the fleet shop but I'm not a huge electrician... I had a unit in the other day that I found that the hvac system melted fuses. Now I'll will say this is a known issues and the manufacturer has come out with a updated harness that has been ordered. However as I am short on units at the moment I wonder is would you approve or disapprove of my temporary repair. The system from the factory utilizes 2 20 amp fuses that again had melted in the fuse box and were both no longer making connection. I pulled from battery power (12v) split it into 2 20 amp circuit breakers I soldered and heat shrank everything and secured as best I could. Again this is not a permanent repair more a stop gap until I get the new harness in any insight would be greatly appreciated (also I did not learn what the factory did as a update which was apparently add a diode and split the system until after I performed the repair)

    mroon89mroon8922 gün önce
  • Hey I got a question about a vehicle could you help

    casey waltermirecasey waltermire22 gün önce
  • Good to see Chrysler is keepin' your shop open. A mention of 3 vehicles in one vijeo.

    jstephan03jstephan0322 gün önce
  • keep rock-in like granite, from this old Vietnam vet !

    Ray MilliganRay Milligan22 gün önce
  • The part of that harness that runs ABOVE the left front wheel well is also a yuuge trouble spot. Several splices in it, APP being the main one, plus it's a nice hangout for critters. Caliber, Compass, Patriot, Sebring, Avenger are all basically laid out the same. They're made cheaply.

    SKMC69SKMC6922 gün önce
  • "If I had an ice cream machine I wouldn't be doing this CRACK" 😂🤣

    Eyes DilatedEyes Dilated22 gün önce
  • What is in the spray can? Contact cleaner???

    Scott ZScott Z22 gün önce
  • I always start to poop myself, when I hear my guys pounding with the big impact!!! I so relate!!!

    richard kramerrichard kramer22 gün önce
    • Use headphones

      Michael OversMichael Overs16 gün önce
    • I no longer head phones when watching sma

      Michael OversMichael Overs16 gün önce
  • should use that paste I sent you. Tell Mrs O her love keeps you thin.....

    Dirtyharry70585Dirtyharry7058522 gün önce
  • Great video Eric Nice diag and repair

    Antonio Claudio MichaelAntonio Claudio Michael22 gün önce
  • Should take a normal female spade connector

    Antonio Claudio MichaelAntonio Claudio Michael22 gün önce
  • You do nice work

    Jimmy VickeryJimmy Vickery22 gün önce
  • Awesome solution, and great way to save your customers a little cashola

    James TepfenhartJames Tepfenhart22 gün önce
  • Eric, good job. However, this is a 2014 Jeep, got to wonder about the overall quality of this vehicle, because of a significant breakdown so soon. What is the real issue, poor design, poor parts, poor build?

    Tall GuyTall Guy23 gün önce
  • got several boxes of used wiring harnesses just for those types of fun repairs has got my butt out of trouble many times .... and i have made four matching ends both male and female out of them for jumper , test leads and the like great sorce for those hard to find terminals.... by the way that came straight from meema .....

    Eric HaglerEric Hagler23 gün önce
  • Yeah, anyone that complains about how you solder has probably never seen an iron, or solder, in person ... ever. Nice fix! Better than dropping a grand any day. I fixed an Impala that way a year or so back - instead of spending way too much for GM's fancy secondary air relay, I threw in a 60A cube relay just like that one. Money light off, passed MA inspection, customer happy. So many problems with that toilet, she dumped it not long after. Car was barely 5 years old, too. Welcome to the 21st Century ... 🤢 I happened to install a differential too ... in my OWN vehicle! 😡 Then literally as I was bolting on the new cover, I backed up a step, hit the ladder my camera was precariously balancing on, and down she went ... lens first, of course. Got the dreaded, "Lens error - camera will shut down" message of doooooom! That truck has cost me more money than I had ever imagined when I signed those papers back in '07! I ended up buying a fisheye Hero 7 Black, only because I need something I can drop that won't cost me $400 every time it hits the floor. I dropped that Canon camera at least 6 times before it finally failed. Was in too much of a hurry to secure it the right way - hindsight is always 20/20, as they say. At least the GoPro has some pretty solid mounting options, though. The Canon was 8 years old anyway - it's served its purpose. Hopefully I can figure out how to turn off the fisheye feature ... Hope you guys had a great weekend. 🍻

    Smitty SmithsoniteSmitty Smithsonite23 gün önce
    • @South Main Auto Repair LLC - It sure does! I'm only 4 months into my TRvision "career", and I've already lost one! I figured those odds weren't too good. Hopefully this thing can handle getting dropped. I'm definitely going to be paying MUCH closer attention to how and where I mount this thing from now on, though. I'll definitely let you know if it sucks! 😁

      Smitty SmithsoniteSmitty Smithsonite23 gün önce
    • If you do find a go pro that works well let me know. I'd love to get a bomb proof camera too. i am on my 3rd one haha. The floor eats them for lunch haha

      South Main Auto Repair LLCSouth Main Auto Repair LLC23 gün önce
  • So is ice cream the cure all for all addictions? I know it cures the sweet tooth.

    Don BurkyDon Burky23 gün önce
  • So you're working with a rebadged Fiat which doesn't have a good reputation for quality motors Chrysler have a Park Jeep so really you got a rebadged Fiat AKA junk

    Rick StebbensRick Stebbens23 gün önce
  • Thanks Eric!

    White TigerWhite Tiger23 gün önce
  • I see now, you gotta turn off the camera and then you snap off plastic it👍 🤣 I always wondered how to remove those properly...classic!!! Again...loved this video...thanks Eric for putting this together for us!!!

    • @South Main Auto Repair LLC 🤣🤣🤣 Oh you didn't get the memo, I thought everyone got the memo? You see we're putting cover sheets on all the TPS reports now.

      PAULY'S AUTOPAULY'S AUTO23 gün önce
    • Duhh Pauly... YT Mechanics 101 there my friend...

      South Main Auto Repair LLCSouth Main Auto Repair LLC23 gün önce
  • Great video. What is the spray you put on the relay box and does it keep the rodents away

    Dean McKeeDean McKee23 gün önce
    • Dean McKee He used Fluid Film

      D lashD lash18 gün önce
  • what a POS

    mgee63mgee6323 gün önce
  • What was the stuff that you sprayed on the back of the harness to prevent corrosion. I think I heard you say “lamb of lay”. Is it the same corrosion prevent stuff that you use for rotors and suspension? Thanks for you time.

    J WilliamsJ Williams23 gün önce
  • Good job sensey you are the beast

    Felipe VargasFelipe Vargas23 gün önce
  • Nice fix to what could have been a much more expensive job, good video. Keep em coming.

    Mike BradeMike Brade23 gün önce
  • Simple yet effective diagnosis and repair, auto industry needs more like you

    Armstrong RacingArmstrong Racing23 gün önce
  • Why did you just solder one connector?

    Richard ClemmensRichard Clemmens23 gün önce
  • Automotive division of Smithsonian wants your brain later on Dr. E..

    Michael B.Michael B.23 gün önce
  • You do quality work, Eric, there's no doubt, but I have to agree with your soldering critics there, haha.

    amisanthropicmanamisanthropicman23 gün önce
  • Is there a difference between using Fluid Film and dielectric grease to protect electrical connections from corrosion?

    Steven BauerSteven Bauer23 gün önce
  • Eric, Great video and fix! Too bad you have to go thru all that nonsense with a relay pigtail just for one little contact that FCA wont sell you. :( SMA#1 God bless Paul

    Paul1958RPaul1958R23 gün önce
  • You shouldn't be using red handled tools if you're going to be working on a gray Jeep. You should be using gray handled tools. It improves your hand eye coordination and with those sausages you got ... well.

    j bowersj bowers23 gün önce
  • I just got my 2015 jeep compass towed to the garage on Thursday. Almost 100k miles on it. Was cranking and no starting and then it would start. Now it just cranks and no start at all. Wondering if it's this or the fuel filter.

    Ashley McClearnAshley McClearn23 gün önce
  • New wiring harness from Jeep...$1,000. Saving the customer a $1,000 headache...priceless

    pyro 323pyro 32323 gün önce
  • When did Josh come back, did I miss something.

    LR DiscoLR Disco23 gün önce
  • What did you spray on the wires and into the connector to protect it from corrosion? Did you say 'LAN-O-LIN'?

    MBSMBS23 gün önce
    • He used Fluid Film

      D lashD lash18 gün önce
  • Jeep Compass dust don't breath this in folks...

    AaronAaron23 gün önce
  • I liked the soldering holder jig with the two alligator clips. I'm gonna make one of those for myself. Tnx

    ylobyyloby23 gün önce
  • "Let's stand on this stool with wheels on it." 1 second later ... whoa! The day we almost lost Eric O.

    A Physics ProfessorA Physics Professor23 gün önce
  • Compared to mine and probably everyone that complains your repair job is very good. Wish you had your shop here in Oklahoma, we sure need a shop that is interested in repair instead of how many hours they can get working on your car.........

    Harvey NicholsHarvey Nichols23 gün önce
  • Great job as always.. nice you saved customer a ton of money. What a DUMB place to put that box, and to not have some kind of decent seal where the harness goes into the box. That was the source of the corrosion.

    kens97sto171kens97sto17123 gün önce
  • Another great video and awesome repair keep the up the good work.

    Pete MedinaPete Medina23 gün önce
  • Imagine if Chrysler vehicles never broke you’d probably have to close up shop.

    Sam SquiresSam Squires23 gün önce
  • So many design flaws lead to failures . Seems like someone at Jeep could have predicted the electrical issues that could occur in a 4 wheel drive with controls in the underside, Great solution and money saved for the customer.

    Richard MinogueRichard Minogue23 gün önce
  • huge respect from perth wa Australia

    Rez GhlmRez Ghlm23 gün önce
  • Hey! I have the same exact Jeep haha. Should I seal the relay box to prevent rotting? Just wondering to prolong my vehicle. It's currently got 37K miles on it, 2014 as well.

    nahventurenahventure23 gün önce
  • Another great video, and the return of Mrs. O! Well, her voice anyway. Keep them coming Dr. O.

    donkeyjockydonkeyjocky23 gün önce
  • What happed to the sheep sound for fluid film use?

    tommyj19751tommyj1975123 gün önce
  • nice one

    Archibald GeorgeArchibald George23 gün önce
  • FCA junk! maybe merging Nissan /Renault more junk!

  • Not many auto repair shops with field corn sitting in the back ground. Stupid rain is keeping us out of the fields.

    maxium4x4maxium4x423 gün önce
  • Sometimes the factory sanctioned fix isn't the most practical. Methinks you did some good here, Eric.

    riblets1968riblets196823 gün önce
  • Nice job Eric

    Roger DiazRoger Diaz23 gün önce
  • They should have let the car company go out of business. I have spent 40 years in this business they are one of the worst for cheap wiring. This is why we have gray hair 🤪🤪🤪

    Rick HicksRick Hicks23 gün önce
  • As always... great diagnosis...

    Luis AcevedoLuis Acevedo23 gün önce
  • In the background you can see a bag of Corn feed.... looks like deer bait to me

    roywhittroywhitt23 gün önce
    • It's seed corn, not shell corn. It's for planting. It has just been to wet...

      South Main Auto Repair LLCSouth Main Auto Repair LLC23 gün önce
  • Way to go getting to the root of that problem so quickly and efficiently!

    Thomas HerringThomas Herring23 gün önce
  • Awesome! I was near Avoca the other day and the reason I didn't stop in to say Hi was illustrated in this video. Busy is good. Thanks for continuing to take valuable time to make these vids for us.

    Jason MichaelsJason Michaels23 gün önce
  • Great video diagnostics at its best

    Tim webbTim webb23 gün önce
  • what was with the hemi truck???

    amigaboyamigaboy23 gün önce
  • Coming soon to SMA: The "Chrysler / DCX / FCA" SMA Channel

    Gilles ThibaultGilles Thibault23 gün önce
  • Nice hack job I love it did you say why I would do it

    larry wrightlarry wright23 gün önce
  • Lol, I wouldn't be doing crack if I had ice cream!

    Samuel FeguerSamuel Feguer23 gün önce
  • I’ve never seen anyone do that little alligator clip trick to hold the wires while you solder them, and I was a line tech for a long time. You just added something to my arsenal that will make life easier when I need it

    thehappyTexanthehappyTexan23 gün önce
  • cant believe that cars have run out decently accessible places to put electronic modules and relay blocks. In front of a wheel seems like an accident waiting to happen, since it is damp all the time when rains or something..

    Mait MägiMait Mägi23 gün önce
  • Bless you on the sneeze.

    JeffJeff23 gün önce
  • Did I miss the air compressor? Didn't hear it in part 1 either!

    Thomas 'Jake'Thomas 'Jake'23 gün önce
Jeep Compass: Crank, No Start - Part II