Battery and Electrical

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Diagnostics and Drivability

Diesel driveability dilemmas

Oct. 10, 2023
A misfire is a misfire, regardless of what fuel is being utilized to power the engine.
Jay Sicht
Jeep 'CJ Surge' concept vehicle
Service Repair

Paving the road for EV maintenance and general service

Oct. 4, 2023
Safety, training, certification, and tooling will be required to prepare technicians and shops for the transition to electric vehicles and other advanced technologies.
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Figure 1- Morton was dubbed 'Sherlock Holmes with a wrench' by renowned Motor Age writer Joe Woods.
Diagnostics and Drivability

In the hot seat

Oct. 2, 2023
Implement an interrogation process to take your shop "from a zero to a hero" in just a few minutes with your customer.
Autel Capture
Battery and Electrical

Diagnosing 5V reference faults

Aug. 28, 2023
Diagnoses based on critical thinking provide an infallible scientific method, as shown by this 5V reference failure.
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NAPA's approach to the upsurge in EVs
Battery and Electrical

NAPA's approach to the upsurge in EVs

Aug. 8, 2023
As the trend of choosing electric or hybrid vehicles begins to merge into the mainstream, it's important that technicians know how to service them. NAPA has taken a lead in making...
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Diagnostics and Drivability

Out-of-control fuel delivery

July 7, 2023
Analyzing scan data makes driveability less challenging.
Automatic temperature control

The ins and outs of Ford's Electronic Automatic Temperature Control

July 5, 2023
Today's world mandates a one-touch solution to cabin comfort.
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Diagnostics and Drivability

Under-pressure diagnostics with a mobile tech

June 14, 2023
The job of a mobile diagnostic and programming technician requires making quick but accurate diagnostic decisions to be successful. Here are a few tips from within the trenches...
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Diagnostics and Drivability

Faraday’s law: The foundation of ignition coil function

June 13, 2023
Ignition event acquisition and waveform analysis didn’t go away with the distributor. Understanding Faraday’s law means knowing what an ignition waveform can demonstrate for a...
Figure 8- Here is the damage to the harness, visible after it was freed from the bracket.
Diagnostics and Drivability

Technician-induced diagnostic dilemmas

June 13, 2023
Blindly approaching a fault is like jumping into an empty pool... you may quickly get to the bottom of it, but it’s probably going to hurt.
Technician removing battery terminal cover
Battery and Electrical

Understanding the basics of the 12V system

June 8, 2023
Confidently troubleshoot the most common issues within the starting/charging system.
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Diagnostics and Drivability

The immobilized Highlander

June 6, 2023
Sometimes the best tools you have are your brain and a network of great friends.
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Bosch AMPShare Battery
Battery and Electrical

Bosch Power Tools announces the launch of AMPShare in North America

The battery alliance provides a single battery platform for workers to build on.