Import Service Relaunches in Digital Format!

First launched in 1987, some of you may still have hard copies of this beloved publication in your library. Import Service relaunches with its initial article, “Honda Accord EGR Testing With HDS With Parasitic Battery Tests and Generator AC Ripple.” Read More.

BMW Fuel injector Theory, Operation, Diagnosis and Recalls

Piezo injectors aren’t just for diesels. Understanding new technology is the key to successful repairs.

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Stopping Mercedes-Benz Wiper Streaking and Skipping

Debris, contaminants, or an incorrect angle of contact with the glass can cause wiper blades to squeak, judder, and leave streaks. Here’s how to stop it all.

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BMW High Mileage Service

This article is intended for the young and learning technicians. This is also intended for us old folks that need another addition to our bag of tricks.

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Dealing With No Start Problems on Volvos, Part 1

Volvo is one of those brands that rarely sees the tow truck.

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Volvo Interior Electrical Systems – What they are, what they do, and how to diagnose them using VIDA

Volvo interior electrical systems are based on a network with a number of modules. We will talk about different Volvo interior electrical systems, what they do, and how to diagnose them using VIDA. We’ll also discuss how to diagnose early models without VIDA.

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Classic Mercedes-Benz Cruise Control – E-Tempomat System

Classic owners are passionate about their cars, and many can’t live without their cruise control. Here’s how to keep the Mercedes-Benz E-Tempomat system traveling down the road.

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BMW X5 Electronic Throttle Drive Can’t Thrive and Stay Alive — Because the DME Was Speaking Jive…

Getting through a simple driveability concern (or a seemingly simple one…) can turn into a big problem for the shop and the customer very quickly if we are not well studied in our electrical theory and testing strategy on BMWs

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Honda Accord EGR Testing With HDS With Parasitic Battery Tests and Generator AC Ripple

A rough running 2006 Honda Accord hard to start didn’t mean the battery or starter had a defect; rather, the engine speed took a short while to climb to normal.

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Mercedes-Benz Diesel Injectors: Mystery of the Black Death

Inspection, proactive service recommendations. What to expect? And, what about those glow plugs?

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Audi A6 LIN: Alarm Failure and LIN Sound Battery Parasite (Part 3 & 4)

This topic is covered in a short series. Parts 3 and 4 will discuss energy management and PCV Ventilation System Testing.

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Is It a Gross Leak in the EVAP System?

Is It a Gross Leak in the EVAP System?

Is It A Gross Leak In The EVAP System? This 2008 Porsche Cayenne GTS Is producing a P0455 Code but is it in the EVAP system? In this video, we’re going to cover the P0455 Code and explore what we found.

When is a vacuum leak not a vacuum leak?

When it’s hiding in the EVAP system of a Porsche Cayenne.

A P0455 code points to an EVAP problem, but the EVAP system checks out OK with our smoke tester. And the purge valve checks out as well. So where could the problem lie?

Our derFix Super Sleuths unravel the mystery.

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