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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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Is Traction Control Active?

2017 Jetta from a northern community is used to install a traction control switch with the accompanying harness.

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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.

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2002 Audi A6 Quattro Transmission Oil Seal Leak “Wrong Parts”

Repair the transmission oil leak correctly the second time.

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Alignment 2017

Alignment 2017

The basic geometry is the  same  as it’s always been, but the  means  of making adjustments and recalibrations sure aren’t.

Recent Developments in Steering & Suspension

Recent Developments in Steering & Suspension

Passive evolves into active, and the changes keep Mercedes-Benz vehicles ahead of the curve in regard to driving feel and handling prowess. Here’s an overview of electronic suspension, AIRMATIC, Magic Body Control, proper calibration of lane-keeping radar, and collision prevention.

High-Mileage VVT Issues

High-Mileage VVT Issues

The mechanism itself, stretched chains and worn tensioners that sometimes don’t set DTCs, and zeroing in on the problems associated with troubleshooting these systems.

Bill Mohrmann

Bill Mohrmann

Bill comes from a background that includes after-sales positions with other European and Asian auto makers as well as an aftermarket supplier of replacement parts for various European marques.

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