Diagnosing a Honda Accord Damaged Key Cylinder Failure

A co-worker had an ignition key problem and soon thereafter the entire key cylinder failed, disintegrating to the point of a total failure. The co-worker searched and found an entire lock set at the local scrap yard. The ignition assembly was removed and installed...
Vida: Online with Scandinavia

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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The Missing Mini

The Missing Mini

No, this is not a mystery about a Mini that has gone missing. This car had been off the road for a year’s storage in a body shop. When it came time to return the vehicle to the customer, it had an illuminated MIL and a misfiring cylinder.

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No Clutch Command

No Clutch Command

When our man John encounters conflicting pin and wire color information, he does the twist – A complaint of no A/C compressor engagement on a 2008 Nissan Altima with a 2.5L engine.

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Lean Is Mean

Lean Is Mean

We often make fun of them: Techs who use the scan tool to tell them what part to replace. We must admit that sometimes, for the sake of expediency, we do the same thing. Let’s not get caught in that trap on a Toyota with a lean condition.

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Prius Inverter Cooling

Prius Inverter Cooling

The Prius uses an independent cooling system to cool the inverter and Motor/Generator. In warm weather, problems with the inverter cooling system are fairly common in both the Gen 1 Prius (2001-2003), and Gen 2 Prius (2004-2009).

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