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New (and Old) Nissan Frontiers

New (and Old) Nissan Frontiers

These rugged trucks have aged well, with old plastic parts and a few TSBs needing your attention. The phrase "Out with old and in with the new" doesn’t always apply to automobiles. Supply shortages, electronic chip shortages, and economic concerns have the automotive...

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Nissan TSB Round-Up

Nissan TSB Round-Up

Service Bulletins are a powerful tool to help diagnose today’s complex vehicles, but they have to be utilized at the correct time. Beep, Beep, Beep. The alarm sounds and you jump out of bed. A quick cup of coffee and you’re out the door. You get to work a few minutes...

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Infiniti Cold Case: File #FX35

Infiniti Cold Case: File #FX35

Harry, a long time veteran of the force, was nearing the finish line of his career. His retirement was fast approaching and, as such, he had been relegated to mostly desk duties. A ‘house mouse’ was the term for an officer who did not leave the station anymore, and...

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Keys to Understanding and Servicing Nissan CVT Transmissions

Keys to Understanding and Servicing Nissan CVT Transmissions

Since the widespread adoption of continuously variable transmissions, there have been many misconceptions and misunderstandings among technicians. A large majority of technicians are hands-on learners. So, it is understandable that there is some disconnect when it...

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Diagnosing Nissan No Starts

Diagnosing Nissan No Starts

There needs to be a solid diagnostic plan in place and solid understanding of the systems being tested to quickly and accurately determine the cause of the no start condition. A no start condition is still a fairly common complaint on today’s vehicles. No starts can...

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Nissan Evaporative Emissions

Nissan Evaporative Emissions

With the advent of On-Board Refueling Vapor Recovery (ORVR) systems, and even tighter restrictions on emissions standards, the Evaporative Emissions System will continue to challenge repair technicians. Since hydrocarbons were first identified as Volatile Organic...

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Troubleshooting the Infiniti IQ X56

Troubleshooting the Infiniti IQ X56

An Infiniti QX56 was driving when the engine stopped running with no warning or indication of a problem. After stalling out the engine would crank over, but not start.

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The Infamous U1000 Code: A Study in Nissan Network Diagnostics

The Infamous U1000 Code: A Study in Nissan Network Diagnostics

It is often a moment of considerable discomfort for many technicians when faced with the message on their scanner, “No Communications.” Usually, it is accompanied by other complaints that may range from troubles in the operation of controls like HVAC, power mirrors,...

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