DIAGNOSTICS - Fusion cont.
...This Fusion had already been to the dealer for an intermittent lack of charge to the low voltage side of the car, they had quickly condemned the dc/dc converter assembly, one of the main harnesses and a few other random components, quoting the customer 3-4,000 dollars for repairs. Luckily they came to us for a second opinion, it took us a couple hours to track the actual problem... down to a loose nut. At one of the main power supply cables in the front of the vehicle. After talking to the customer, we found out it had gone to a body shop for front end damage repair a year or so before and we believe that's when it didn't get tightened properly, and over time it worked itself loose. Cleaned up the connection, retightened everything and all was well, for only a couple hundred dollars. Fundamental understanding coupled with a true concern to actually know what is going on gives us an advantage over our competitors.
HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY PACKS - cont.
...cycles on each module, as NiMH batteries (nickel metal hydride) have a memory effect that can be reversed with coaxing, adding capacity to a diminished pack. This will prove to be a lost art as lithium ion batteries have already dominated the field and they do not share these characteristics. Aside from custom builds, it makes sense to replace your pack as a whole these days for better warranty and a more streamlined process. Rest assured, if we can dismantle, rebuild and build custom packs and module combinations, we can definitely handle replacement if your pack is failing.