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Running Out of Time: Diagnosing an Infiniti Q50 Timing Problem

We will take a look at an Infiniti suffering from a timing problem. It has been said that time waits for no one, and that is certainly true for auto technicians. There is always a vehicle to diagnose or a repair that has to be done by the end of the day. There are...

Episode 13 – Diagnostic Strategies, 2: Differential Diagnostics, Habits, How It All Starts, and More

Dave Facciuto is the former owner ASE Master Technician at Dave’s Import Service in Medford, Oregon. Dave is still active in the industry as a consultant and shares his technical and business management knowledge with his former shop and the industry at large. His...

Troubleshooting a Hyundai Tucson No Start with Variable Valve Timing (VVT)

How can an investigation go from bad to worse and solve these issues in a cost effective manner? Back Story 1 The Tucson arrived at the repair facility because the Check Engine light was illuminated, and secondhand information indicated that “The engine tended to run...

Diagnosing Prius Hybrid Battery Pack: Sometimes They Come Back…

It’s possible to do everything right and still find the Prius you just fixed waiting for you on a flatbed Monday morning. Battery Testing A blue 2008 Prius was waiting for Jim when he returned from lunch. (Actually, it was Seaside Pearl Metallic color code 8S2, but...

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