Diagnosing Nissan Ignition System Problems with CONSULT III Plus and an Oscilloscope

Fundamentals of the ignition coil haven’t changed much, but the approach to diagnosing an ignition problem today has been enhanced by utilizing some of the advanced tools we’ll be talking about in this article.

Nissan Electronic Automatic Transmission Diagnosis and Valve Body Replacement: Part Two

In this month’s article, Transmission Diagnosis and Valve Body Replacement Part Two, we continue the discussion of transmission diagnostics and replacement from Part One, with a focus on the relearning functions and steps required to successfully complete a transmission repair or replacement on Nissan vehicles.

Nissan Electronic Automatic Transmission (EAT) Diagnosis and Valve Body Replacement, Part One

Electrical diagnostic methodology involved with the transmission’s sensors and control solenoids and the general procedures required for successful replacement of the valve body assembly in a Nissan CVT vehicle.

Nissan Driver Assistance Technology

Nissan vehicles are starting to feature the kind of technology we’ve been waiting for. The next step is dealing with the diagnostic and repair procedures when they turn up at our shops.

Electrical Issues Case Studies

All of us have to be aware of the sensitive nature of the rolling computer complex that represents today’s vehicles.

The Nissan LEAF e-Pedal

The Nissan LEAF combines hydraulic braking, regenerative braking, and traditional accelerator technology into one device: the e-Pedal. You’ll have to keep the system calibrated so key components can function together.

Getting to the Bottom of it — with the Fuel Tank

The fuel tank is an integral part of engine performance, emissions control, and, safety systems. Problems are rare, but can be real head scratchers.

Differences in Servicing Nissan R-1234yf A/C Systems

New A/C systems vs R-134a in service equipment, handling of the R-1234yf refrigerant, and a few extra minutes for enhanced leak detection steps.

The Comeback Code

What do you do when the code keeps coming back and just won’t die? Let’s look at some common mistakes and how to get those codes to go away for good.

Let There Be (More) Light

Let There Be (More) Light

Diagnosing HID headlight failure requires more than just the part number of the bulb. We’ll cover the advanced systems involved in HID headlight operation and beam control, as well as some logical diagnostic strategies that may help in catching intermittent or difficult problems.

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Nissan Special Service Tools

Nissan Special Service Tools

Every tool available to Nissan and Infiniti dealers is available to independent repair shops through Tech-Mate. You may find the price of these tools is far less than the cost of not having them.

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Rubber Rules: Safe Tire Repairs

Rubber Rules: Safe Tire Repairs

An improperly-repaired tire can lead to more than just customer inconvenience —  it can result in a sudden failure with life-threatening consequences,  not only for the vehicle’s occupants, but also for everyone sharing the road.

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