Diagnosing Crankshaft Position Sensors
Modern engines need to not only know the position of the crankshaft, but the position of the camshafts.
Belt Alignment Measurement
The first point of inspection is the belt. Listen for the most common noise: a chirping noise.
Gapping Spark Plugs
For modern fine-wire spark plugs, you should not measure the gap unless instructed by the manufacturer.
Be Careful When Replacing That Diesel Air Filter
Diesel engines have a certain level of differential pressure that needs to be maintained.
Turbo Tech: Smaller Engines Offer Diagnostic Opportunities
Many vehicle owners may not even know if their car or truck is turbocharged.
Reading Oil Product Datasheets
The product data sheet starts with a listing of the basics, like appearance and part numbers.
Diagnostic Strategies For Variable Valve Timing Systems
Here are seven diagnostic strategies that can be applied to any vehicle with variable valve timing problems.
Nissan Tech Tip: Vehicle Key Not Detected
Nissan keys use radio frequencies (RF) similar to other everyday wireless devices.
Reflashing Power Supplies
A power supply to keep the system voltage consistent is a required piece of equipment to perform a reflash procedure.
Active Grille Shutter Service
Mounted ahead of the radiator, active grille shutters have motorized horizontal vanes that can rotate to block airflow.