Import Service

Import Service was published 1987-2001, independent of OE sponsorship.

Monitoring the Problem

Every so often we run into the problem of not having a problem to solve. What do we do when we have a vehicle that is not setting codes, but it is also not running OBD II monitors. They need to run so the car can pass our state inspection program. Well, this Honda gave us plenty not to solve, so how did we do it?

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Putting the Heat On ‘Em

My old friend Ray once told me, “Do you know what NEW stands for? Never Ever Worked.” Just because you put on a new part doesn’t mean it’s going to fix the problem. Such was the case with this Toyota Camry that had a fresh O2 sensor.

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Gearing Up for Asian Repair

This article underscores the value of factory scan tools and fluids as important considerations for any shop thinking about expanding their automotive repair work in the Asian market.

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Antitheft Gone Wild

I received a distress call from a body shop for a complaint of a no-start on a 2006 Honda Civic. The shop had just finished working on the vehicle and decided to detail the car for the owner as a courtesy. The car was running prior to the battery going dead and now the shop was married to a no-start condition.

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Vida: Online with Scandinavia

Volvo complies with NASTF regulations regarding online reprogramming and the release of service information. After a few IT classes and several hours in front of a computer, you may actually be able log onto the website. Maybe we can help.

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Sometimes Cats Get Stuck in Park II

This is a continuation of an article found in the last issue of Import Service. This time, we’ll review how to replace the shifter cable and install a new shifter assembly.

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