Diagnosing BMW BSD and LIN Networks: A Tale of Two Vehicles

The age-old phrase ‘No pain, no gain’ certainly holds true with automotive diagnostics. This is perhaps even more true with BMW diagnostics. For the...

Servicing the Audi Q3 Part 3: Diagnosing Park Assist and Steer Assist

There are times when a concerned owner asks about rear bumper damage and/or observes that the Park/Steer Assist is not offering the values or...

Charging System with Battery Monitoring System for Volvo

Using VIDA, we can limit time spent on diagnosing a Battery Monitoring Sensor (BMS) and ensure the vehicle is repaired correctly. Although charging...

Nissan Evaporative Emissions

With the advent of On-Board Refueling Vapor Recovery (ORVR) systems, and even tighter restrictions on emissions standards, the Evaporative Emissions...

Curing the BMW N54 30FF Fault Code

Understanding the BMW twin turbocharged N54 engine operation and diagnosing and repairing failure points

In 2006, BMW released their first twin turbocharged inline six cylinder engine. With much excitement, the engine produced 306 horsepower at 5...

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Radar in the Trenches: How to get started with Toyota Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

An introduction to the tools and techniques necessary to perform ADAS calibration on Toyota vehicles for radar, cameras, and sonar. Do you repair...

Servicing the Audi Q3 Part 2: Q3 and Tiguan ventilation and oil separator systems

There is a simplified and inexpensive test identical to the Audi A6 ventilation system test discussed in an earlier article. The method is to test,...

Troubleshooting the Infiniti IQ X56

We as technicians are handed puzzles that need to be solved daily. These puzzles come in the form of broken automobiles; broken due to natural wear and tear, a collision, or previous repairs to name a few reasons. We are expected to quickly and accu...

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Servicing the Audi Q3, Part 1

Oil Separator, Park/Steer Assist and Parasitic Draw

Consider this a “cold weather” check

Four distinct parts are offered within this series of articles and are an aid towards basic service for models such as the Audi Q3 and VW Tiguan which sha...

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Volvo XC90 (2003-2013)/XC70 (2001-2007) Fuel Tank Removal and Replacement

This job is not a common repair, and it is somewhat complex. Only in a few cases will the fuel tank be replaced in order to fix an evaporative...
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