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Porsche Intermediate Shaft Bearings

There are more similarities than differences between the M96 and M97 engines.

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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.

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VW Body Shop Mistakes – As If, Part 1

The Victim: 2008 Touareg with VR6 FSI

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Mercedes-Benz Module Updates Do Fix Shifting and Slipping Problems

We present some cases where problems were solved with control unit updates or replacements.

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Volkswagen Touareg 09D with Tiptronic Shifter

The victim is a 2008 Touareg with VR6 FSI, 09D automatic with 4-wheel drive

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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.

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Mercedes-Benz Assist Systems

Helping the driver down the road to autonomous

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Mercedes-Benz Regenerative Braking in Hybrids and EVs

Why not route wasted energy back into the battery pack? Brake linings will last and last!

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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.

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Audi TT DSG Transmission Basic Settings

Slow response with shifting engagement in P and R, and also the shift program seemed sluggish, slipping, and somewhat lazy.

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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.

The DVOM and Signatures

The DVOM and Signatures

Gone are the days of using a DVOM to check on/off switches and the devices they control. There’s more information than you may think in the digital electronic signatures of today’s advanced on/off devices. Here’s what those numbers actually mean.

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.

An Inside Look at Porsche Transmissions

An Inside Look at Porsche Transmissions

The manual transmissions used in late-model Porsches are precision devices that provide excellent performance and service life. Here’s what you need to know when overhaul time comes around.

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