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ELECTRICAL INTERFERENCE: Diagnosing Radio Frequency Interference Symptoms

ELECTRICAL INTERFERENCE: Diagnosing Radio Frequency Interference Symptoms

March 30, 2022

Vehicles today incorporate a complex radio frequency system that controls many features such as Keyless Entry, Keyless Start/Stop, Remote Start and other electrical accessory components. Vehicle owners cherish these creature comforts as they eliminate the frustration of dealing with keys to control the same functions as the frequency-controlled devices. Often, they have a change of […]

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A Crash Course On Automotive Artificial Intelligence – ADAS

A Crash Course On Automotive Artificial Intelligence – ADAS

March 22, 2022

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is defined as the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computers. In automotive, this intelligence is known as ADAS or Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. ADAS includes technologically advanced features that enhance the safe operation of automobiles by increasing the driver’s reaction time to potential driving dangers. These systems use sensor […]

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SERVICE SOLUTIONS: Challenges for the Lube Service Technician

SERVICE SOLUTIONS: Challenges for the Lube Service Technician

March 3, 2022

DODGE AND JEEP OIL FILTER IDENTIFICATION Precaution must be taken when selecting the correct oil filter for the 3.0L Turbo Diesel engines used in the following applications to prevent engine damage. The vehicle manufacturer cautions about the design differences in the GEN-2 and GEN-3 oil filter cartridges used in 3.0L diesel engines and the importance […]

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Injector Pump Failure: Fuel System Flooded with Metal Particles

Injector Pump Failure: Fuel System Flooded with Metal Particles

February 24, 2022

The shop had performed a service on the customer’s 2015 Silverado equipped with a 6.6L Duramax Turbo Diesel, which included a fuel filter replacement. Weeks later the customer contacts the shop owner requesting re- imbursement in the amount of $14,000 to cover the repair cost of the fuel injection system due to an alleged defective […]

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Preparing for the Rise of EVs

Preparing for the Rise of EVs

January 26, 2022

Currently, a great debate is ensuing about when electric vehicles (EVs) will impact the industry on a large scale – and with this debate comes an onslaught of questions. What role will governments and manufacturers play in encouraging the sale and purchase of EVs? What will be the adoption rate by consumers? When will infrastructure, […]

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Silencing Engine Sounds: It May Be Impossible with Today’s Technology

Silencing Engine Sounds: It May Be Impossible with Today’s Technology

January 4, 2022

It is not uncommon to receive customer complaints involving noises that may resemble noisy valve lifters or bearing clearance related noises. Other sounds may include piston slap during cold starts lasting for a couple of minutes in cold temperatures. Some of these noises are a normal characteristic for the engine with no means of silencing […]

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Low Oil Pressure Warning: A System Clean-Up May Be the Cure

Low Oil Pressure Warning: A System Clean-Up May Be the Cure

October 20, 2021

His quiet morning drive to work in his 2013 Silverado was interrupted by chimes and a Stop Engine Low Oil Pressure Warning. That can be a scary event, as major engine damage can result due to lack of lubrication. These symptoms have become a common occurrence for GM vehicles equipped with Active Fuel Management. When […]

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Low Oil Pressure Symptoms: New Technology Creates Diagnostic Challenges

Low Oil Pressure Symptoms: New Technology Creates Diagnostic Challenges

August 26, 2021

Customer complaints of low oil pressure symptoms can be a challenging event for the technician, especially when the symptoms are intermittent. When the customer encounters a low oil pressure gauge reading or illuminated low oil pressure lamp, it results in a panic situation. Naturally, they assume major engine repairs or an engine replacement. It should […]

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GM’s Active Fuel Management: Diagnosing Low Oil Pressure Symptoms

GM’s Active Fuel Management: Diagnosing Low Oil Pressure Symptoms

August 13, 2021

Symptoms of a low oil pressure condition have become a common complaint on GM vehicles equipped with active fuel management, sometimes referred to as displacement on demand. The symptoms may be the result of one of two malfunctioning pressure regulating valves or from a restriction in a filter screen positioned beneath the oil pressure sensor. […]

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Are Your Brakes in Tip-Top Shape?

Are Your Brakes in Tip-Top Shape?

August 5, 2021

The loud squeal coming from your tires can be your brake pads—telling you they need to be checked. The noise might be caused by a pad wear indicator scraping on the brake rotor. The indicator was put there to warn you when your brakes are getting too thin, but there are also other signs it’s […]

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