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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How to Tame an Unruly Nissan Sunroof

How to Tame an Unruly Nissan Sunroof

Under certain conditions the Nissan sunroof assembly may stick in one spot, repeat various phases of the opening or closing cycle, or not operate at all. Our diagnostic and repair tips will help you teach that unruly sunroof to behave.

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