Nissan TechNews

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.

Nissan TechNews March 2019

In this issue: Keep the Fuel Flowing; Nissan Sectioning Repair Tips; Starting with the Starter; Fluid Advancements

Nissan LEAF Collision Repair Training from I-CAR®

I-CAR® Nissan LEAF® Technologies & Repair Considerations class covers sectioning structural components, ultra high strength steel, ADAS and…

Fluid Advancements: R-1234yf and Dynamic Oil Change Intervals

R-1234yf and Dynamic Oil Change Intervals

Solving Power Window Woes

Solving Power Window Woes

Where to start with diagnosing faulty window behaviors, how to troubleshoot window-related problems that develop as a result of other repairs, and how to properly QC check a vehicle.

No-Clue No-Start

No-Clue No-Start

Let’s take a look at no-start diagnostics when, by all accounts, the engine should be running fine. The laws of physics still apply so let’s think outside the box and solve that mystery no-start.

Identifying Nissan Axle Ratios

Identifying Nissan Axle Ratios

With the versatility in light truck drivetrains comes the inevitable variety in drivetrain parts. Both front and rear...

Spotting and Repairing Flood Damage

Spotting and Repairing Flood Damage

Tips on how to spot a flood-damaged vehicle, and ways that an extensive pre-repair damage assessment could present opportunities for an above-average repair estimate.

Ins and Outs of Oxygen Sensors

Ins and Outs of Oxygen Sensors

These clever devices optimize engine performance, fuel economy, and emission control. Understanding how they work and how they wear out will assure that they report accurate information to the ECM.

The Mysterious Misfire

The Mysterious Misfire

When things do go wrong, the knowledge required to repair a problem is more advanced than ever. Let’s take a look at those hard to find run-ability problems.

4×4 vs. AWD

4×4 vs. AWD

Look at the differences and see if we can better understand the Nissan four wheel drive and all wheel drive systems, how to tell them apart and, most importantly, where to look when something goes wrong.

Using Nissan-techinfo.com

Using Nissan-techinfo.com

What is inside that…? Can it be…? Must I do pre- and post-repair scans…? Answers are all in the Body Repair Scanning Manual and other sections of the Nissan service manual.

Winning With Transmissions

Winning With Transmissions

Let’s see if we can demystify some of the difficulties in transmission repair and diagnosis.

Initialize This: Troublesome TPMS

Initialize This: Troublesome TPMS

TPMS changes the way mechanics must approach tire-related services. We focus on the repair methodology necessary to prevent inaccurate TPMS repairs.