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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  • I'm dealing with the same issue on my wife's Dodge Caliper. Do you think Fiat/Chrysler could have found a dumber place to stick a fuse box!? NOTE: There's a reason why Scotty Kilmer bashes Fiat/Chrysler at least three times in all his videos... They're shit. Don't buy them.

    Joshua CampbellJoshua Campbell3 gün önce
  • Great video and work I recently found my relay like that and retired it but still won’t run so going to look at that power wire that jumps each relay cause I didn’t notice or know that before 2008 Jeep Patriot owner here

    Markus SkaggsMarkus Skaggs12 gün önce
  • Love the home made 3rd hand for the soldering jobs. just a wonderful Idea.

    Dan BierschbachDan Bierschbach24 gün önce
  • The quality of these jeeps is so low the k car was made better

    Bobby UrkevichBobby UrkevichAylar önce
  • Nice work, it's interesting Jeep put the relay box low near the fender wheel where easy to get water/moisture damage

    mustardfj40mustardfj40Aylar önce
  • Nice one. I saw the vid on the Ram with the valve issue. What was his concern? Now....let's talk pork chops and perogies.

    Ian LloyIan LloyAylar önce
  • My 2007 Jeep Compas 2.4 does not have same relay box. Any ideas on which relay would make the car start?

    Rebaf TamRebaf Tam2 aylar önce
  • I’m playing hell finding an external pigtail.....could you possibly give me a Napa parts number on the relay and pigtail you used? Thanks

    Jeff DavisJeff Davis2 aylar önce
  • Hi Eric what is that spray you use in those wire plugs to prevent corrosion thanks

    John KellyJohn Kelly2 aylar önce
  • Ohh wanna annoy the misses for an ice cream bar, take up chewing tobacco... coke is a rich mans drug youre looking at $100-$150 for an 8ball

    Yoopertube Jeff adamczakYoopertube Jeff adamczak2 aylar önce
  • I aint for shit mechanic and never was. I have always watch my uncles working on junk something thats sat for 8years and gets it running so we could make it to town. Tons and tons of fords and i hate and i mean hate the newer fords if its 97 and up they're junk cause i cant figure them out. Idk how to read a scan tool really just some info from manual and TRvision teacher 😂🤣...

    Yoopertube Jeff adamczakYoopertube Jeff adamczak2 aylar önce
  • I think he gives most of us too much credit with his ending comment 😂

    Jason SpiveyJason Spivey2 aylar önce
  • You know all these A.I. trucks they are talking about barreling down the road sans driver? Hope they build their wiring systems better than that Compass.

    G GordonG Gordon2 aylar önce
  • Good repair that's what I would have done. also with those vehicles when the voltage regulator goes bad I would just replace it or bypass the PCM with a remote voltage regulator old school style.... Which I'm pretty sure you've already done a video on.

    veterandd214veterandd2142 aylar önce
  • Very good work sir.

    Martin SchaffmeirMartin Schaffmeir2 aylar önce
  • Good job well done it's soooo refreshing seeing a fellow mechanic doing the right thing for the customer and not being a hack👍

    repo908repo9082 aylar önce
  • Neat-looking job. Wonder how much that harness would cost at Pick-A-Part.

    Mark JordanMark Jordan2 aylar önce
  • 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 Folsom3 aylar önce
  • "getter lined up in the hole, story of my life" hilarious man

    Adam BlankenshipAdam Blankenship3 aylar önce
  • Let’s see what’s in that toolbox

    Joe BottaJoe Botta3 aylar 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 Stephan3 aylar 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 Moon3 aylar 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 Forss3 aylar önce
  • Good fix and diagnosis,

    Alasdair MunroAlasdair Munro3 aylar önce
  • Take a look. It's in a book.

    JuanJuan3 aylar önce
  • 12:00 Bless You!!

    Brian AustinBrian Austin3 aylar önce
  • // Real World Great Video , About Soldiering Its Easy To Solder Wires ,Why Do People Freak Out About Soldiering. ???

    viking saxonviking saxon3 aylar önce
  • Why on earth do manufacturers insist in placing connectors ecus bcm’s ect in locations vulnerable to the elements mechanical damage

    Do oneDo one3 aylar önce
  • Those Chrysler's are still rusting out like crazy.. even the new ones...nutz!!!

  • Enjoy,good repair,well done Eric.

    Sarah SargentSarah Sargent3 aylar 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 Moneyhan3 aylar önce
  • I cant believe it's 2014! What a shitty relay box!

    swrzesinskiswrzesinski3 aylar 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.

    experimentx1100experimentx11003 aylar önce
  • Most of your customers probably never know just how lucky they are.

    Jim SalmiJim Salmi3 aylar önce
  • What is the spray that you put on the terminals?

    wolfsmanewolfsmane3 aylar önce
  • Will ya film planting that seed corn sitting against the wall?

    MultiDrivermanMultiDriverman3 aylar önce
  • What heat shrink do you use?? And head gun to shrink it

    Robert MuñozRobert Muñoz3 aylar 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.3 aylar önce
  • What was the stuff you sprayed on the connectors and wiring?

    merlin 5577merlin 55773 aylar önce
  • So what"d that guy want? Lol. The dreaded,"hey the guy wants to talk to you."

    ussilovussilov3 aylar 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 N3 aylar 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 Null3 aylar önce
  • Splice is the spice of life!

    cruisepixcruisepix3 aylar 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.

    ThinmanThinman3 aylar 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?

    racerxnkracerxnk3 aylar önce
  • Being a compass I’m surprised it lasted long enough for the harness to rot!

    Will ChathamWill Chatham3 aylar 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 0013 aylar 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 F3 aylar 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 Albuquerque3 aylar 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)

    mroon89mroon893 aylar önce
  • Hey I got a question about a vehicle could you help

    casey waltermirecasey waltermire3 aylar önce
  • Good to see Chrysler is keepin' your shop open. A mention of 3 vehicles in one vijeo.

    jstephan03jstephan033 aylar önce
  • keep rock-in like granite, from this old Vietnam vet !

    Ray MilliganRay Milligan3 aylar 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.

    SKMC69SKMC693 aylar önce
  • "If I had an ice cream machine I wouldn't be doing this CRACK" 😂🤣

    Eyes DilatedEyes Dilated3 aylar önce
  • What is in the spray can? Contact cleaner???

    Scott ZScott Z3 aylar önce
  • I always start to poop myself, when I hear my guys pounding with the big impact!!! I so relate!!!

    richard kramerrichard kramer3 aylar önce
    • Use headphones

      Michael OversMichael Overs3 aylar önce
    • I no longer head phones when watching sma

      Michael OversMichael Overs3 aylar önce
  • should use that paste I sent you. Tell Mrs O her love keeps you thin.....

    Dirtyharry70585Dirtyharry705853 aylar önce
  • Great video Eric Nice diag and repair

    Antonio Claudio MichaelAntonio Claudio Michael3 aylar önce
  • Should take a normal female spade connector

    Antonio Claudio MichaelAntonio Claudio Michael3 aylar önce
  • You do nice work

    Jimmy VickeryJimmy Vickery3 aylar önce
  • Awesome solution, and great way to save your customers a little cashola

    James TepfenhartJames Tepfenhart3 aylar 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 Guy3 aylar 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 Hagler3 aylar 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 Smithsonite3 aylar 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 Smithsonite3 aylar 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 LLC3 aylar önce
  • So is ice cream the cure all for all addictions? I know it cures the sweet tooth.

    Don BurkyDon Burky3 aylar 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 Stebbens3 aylar önce
  • Thanks Eric!

    White TigerWhite Tiger3 aylar 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!!!

    PAULY'S AUTOPAULY'S AUTO3 aylar önce
    • @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 AUTO3 aylar önce
    • Duhh Pauly... YT Mechanics 101 there my friend...

      South Main Auto Repair LLCSouth Main Auto Repair LLC3 aylar önce
  • Great video. What is the spray you put on the relay box and does it keep the rodents away

    Dean McKeeDean McKee3 aylar önce
    • Dean McKee He used Fluid Film

      D lashD lash3 aylar önce
Jeep Compass: Crank, No Start - Part II