Diagnostic Blitz

by | May 2011 | 4 comments

by John Anello, the "Auto Tech on Wheels"

Figure 1: 2003 Saturn View with 3.0L engine.

A shop owner called me in on a complaint of erratic engine operation in a 2003 Saturn View with the 3.0L engine (Figure 1). He stated that the car would immedia...

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Nissan Evaporative Emissions

Nissan Evaporative Emissions

With the advent of On-Board Refueling Vapor Recovery (ORVR) systems, and even tighter restrictions on emissions standards, the Evaporative Emissions System will continue to challenge repair technicians. Since hydrocarbons were first identified as Volatile Organic...

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4 Comments

  1. autodock

    Great find just goes to show how important grounds are to these newer cars and trucks we see this all the time since we specialize in electrical repairs just had a Toyota Pu towed from another town to our shop for a no start it turned out that there was a broken ground strap at battery where customer had replaced the battery and had broke the strap and thought it was not necessary it would start and run as long as scanner was connected

  2. autodock

    Great find just goes to show how important grounds are to these newer cars and trucks we see this all the time since we specialize in electrical repairs just had a Toyota Pu towed from another town to our shop for a no start it turned out that there was a broken ground strap at battery where customer had replaced the battery and had broke the strap and thought it was not necessary it would start and run as long as scanner was connected

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Nissan Evaporative Emissions

Nissan Evaporative Emissions

With the advent of On-Board Refueling Vapor Recovery (ORVR) systems, and even tighter restrictions on emissions standards, the Evaporative Emissions System will continue to challenge repair technicians. Since hydrocarbons were first identified as Volatile Organic...

read more

4 Comments

  1. autodock

    Great find just goes to show how important grounds are to these newer cars and trucks we see this all the time since we specialize in electrical repairs just had a Toyota Pu towed from another town to our shop for a no start it turned out that there was a broken ground strap at battery where customer had replaced the battery and had broke the strap and thought it was not necessary it would start and run as long as scanner was connected

  2. autodock

    Great find just goes to show how important grounds are to these newer cars and trucks we see this all the time since we specialize in electrical repairs just had a Toyota Pu towed from another town to our shop for a no start it turned out that there was a broken ground strap at battery where customer had replaced the battery and had broke the strap and thought it was not necessary it would start and run as long as scanner was connected

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