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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.
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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.
Refrigerant gauges

Developing a strong refrigerant management plan

Oct. 3, 2023
To ensure your shop is ready to capture current and expanding R-1234yf business, start by embracing the familiarity and advantages of this new-generation refrigerant.
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Industry News

CRP Automotive adds Rein coolant hoses for popular Tesla models

Sept. 1, 2023
Parts supplier expands offerings with 29 first-to-market hoses for Tesla EVs
2023 Professional Distributor Product Showcase: Underhood/Powertrain

2023 Professional Distributor Product Showcase: Underhood/Powertrain

Aug. 17, 2023
Check out some of the underhood/powertrain tools featured in Professional Distributor's 2023 Product Showcase.
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Standard Motor Products' VVT Program continues growth
Aftermarket Technology

Standard Motor Products' VVT program continues growth

July 21, 2023
There are more than 550 Variable Valve Timing (VVT) part numbers for import and domestic vehicles in the program.
Figure 1- The EGR valve acts as a vacuum leak when opened to the exhaust stream. This leads to anticipation of a rapid pressure change as seen in through the input of the MAP sensor signal. A lack in rapid change likely reveals a restriction of the EGR ports.
Diagnostics and Drivability

Harness the power of organizing captured data

July 11, 2023
You can’t use the data used for your previous diagnostic successes if you can’t recall what you’ve named it or where you’ve stored it.
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German car technician

Do you 'speak Euro?'

July 11, 2023
Working with European models is like learning to speak a different language.
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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...
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.
Diagnostics crossroads
Diagnostics and Drivability

The four corners of GDI driveability

June 9, 2023
With the abundance of scan tool info available, it’s easy to let driveability analysis get overwhelming. Try systematically viewing the data in arranged groups and narrow the ...
Figure 8- The valve lifter oil manifold (VLOM) is the device which manages the operation of the intake and exhaust valve lifters for specific cylinders during active fuel management mode.
Diagnostics and Drivability

Data-driven diagnostics: A road paved with analyses

May 10, 2023
Applying newly learned techniques can build credibility, increase efficiency, and enhance how we interact with our customers.