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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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Perfect Brake Service

Perfect Brake Service

If you’re just “hanging pads” without doing a careful inspection and evaluation of the whole braking system, you’re doing both your customer and your shop a disservice.

Matte Finish and Carbon Fiber, Oh My!

Matte Finish and Carbon Fiber, Oh My!

Pay close attention to the step-by-step refinish instructions and approved manufacturer matte paints to ease challenges faced with low-gloss matte exterior and carbon fiber bumper fascia and accent body panels.

Vehicle Safety Evolved

Vehicle Safety Evolved

Not that many years ago, the advanced safety systems found on Mercedes-Benz vehicles would’ve been considered science fiction, and there’s no question that they’ve helped prevent thousands of accidents. So, you sure don’t want to compromise their functionality during collision repair.

Getting to know SAM

Getting to know SAM

These modules have been in production since just before the turn of the century, but if you still don’t understand their functions diagnosis will be more difficult than it has to be.

The MR16DDT

The MR16DDT

A look at the MR16DDT turbocharged, direct-injection gasoline engine in the JUKE, covering the engine design, direct injection system, turbo, and continuously variable valve timing. Also, a few service procedures and diagnostic considerations for this engine.

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