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Getting the Most from Star Wiring

Understanding what the Star Wiring diagrams have to offer is key to any successful diagnosis and repair. In this article, we will dive deep into all that Mercedes-Benz offers in this valuable tool.

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Body Shop Mistakes – As If, Part 2 & 3

The Victim: 2008 Touareg with VR6 FSI

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Keeping Cool: Solving Mercedes-Benz HVAC Troubles

Help with intermittent operation or a system that does not maintain proper temperature

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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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BMW Diesel Overview

BMW Diesel Overview

Worldwide, diesel vehicles account for 50 percent of vehicles on the road. In the United States, fewer than 10 percent are diesel!

Volvo Valve Adjustment P1 Cars

Volvo Valve Adjustment P1 Cars

Though you may rarely perform this job in your shop, it’s important that you understand how to check and adjust valve clearances. This knowledge will save you and your customers a lot of wasted time and money.

Are You a Pad Hanger?

Are You a Pad Hanger?

Hang pads? Most upscale shops have junked their brake lathes, but do you always have to replace those discs during a reline? Mercedes-Benz engineers give us the truth.

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