Troubleshooting a Hyundai Tucson No Start with Variable Valve Timing (VVT)

How can an investigation go from bad to worse and solve these issues in a cost effective manner? Back Story 1 The Tucson arrived at the repair facility because the Check Engine light was illuminated, and secondhand information indicated that “The engine tended to run...
A Quest For Control

A Quest For Control

As long as electronics have been around and as long as they will exist, someone will always try to economize on circuit materials. When too much current is applied for the circuit materials to handle, the electronics overheat. Heat is the skulking me… Please log in below to view content. Don’t have a log in? […]

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Honda Main Relay Insider

Honda Main Relay Insider

In previous articles we discussed electrical troubleshooting techniques for measuring circuit voltages and voltage drops using a DMM. We also discussed using a DMM to measure resistance. But let’s not get so focused on the theory of DMM’s and voltage… Please log in below to view content. Don’t have a log in? Click here to […]

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Business Software Part Five

Business Software Part Five

Part Four of the “Front Counter Mechanics” Business Software series (Import Service, November 2000) described how to retrieve certain facts and figures from shop management programs, then import the data into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. This month… Please log in below to view content. Don’t have a log in? Click here to register for free […]

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Autodiagnostic Therapy

Autodiagnostic Therapy

It looked very sharp for a nine-year-old car. The still shiny ’91 Camry came in running fine, on its own with no obvious problems – no misses, no smoke, nothing scraping, banging, flapping, clanking or dragging. It was clean as a whistle and rustless… Please log in below to view content. Don’t have a log […]

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Telematics: A Full Menu of Options

Telematics: A Full Menu of Options

The recent SAE Future Transportation Technology Conference in Costa Mesa, California, provided information on hybrid electric vehicles, 42-volt electrical systems, alternate fuel and fuel cell technology, Intelligent Data Bus (IDB) and OBD-II+ system… Please log in below to view content. Don’t have a log in? Click here to register for free access.

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