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Difficult Diagnostics: A Rough Running Toyota

Difficult repair-ability did not stop the owner of a Toyota from having serious engine repair done.

TPMS Diagnostic Strategy, Check

If you find a tire pressure sensor isn’t functioning, the natural assumption is the sensor is the problem, but is it?

The Humble Mechanic: Diagnosing Tiguan TPS Codes

Charles explains common throttle position sensor codes on a Volkswagen Tiguan.

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Maximizing Tools: Inquiring Minds Want to Know

Can a classic misfire be diagnosed by analyzing pressure transducer waveforms?

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The Top Drawer: Take Responsibility, Not Chances

It’s your job to take responsibility for your actions, no matter how much work it takes.

Automotive Tools 101

TechShop talks about what you need to start out in the field and the best way to build a collection of tools without breaking the bank.

Floor Jacks

Professional Tools, Professional Facts. You Ask The Questions, We Get The Answers.

TPMS Quick Tip: Honda

An Unexpected Cause: A Honda service tip solves an unusual problem.

TPMS Quick Tip: Diagnostic Strategy

A well thought out plan provides a more efficient diagnosis.

Turning Wrenches

Fresh into the industry many years ago, I picked up a work order for a VW Rabbit Diesel with an intermittent overheating problem. The customer stated that the coolant temperature gauge was reading high, but only on the freeway. I felt like I had a pretty good handle on cooling systems and was more than happy to tackle the job.

The Code Reader

Diagnostic Trouble Code: P0171 System Too Lean Bank 1, P0174 System Too Lean Bank 2 No time to read this article? Listen to it instead! When: DTCs P0171 and/or P0174 are stored when the control unit recognizes that there is too much oxygen in the exhaust based upon readings from the oxygen sensor(s). Why: In

The Humble Mechanic: Do Expensive Tools Make You a Better Mechanic?

Charles provides his thoughts on which tools and equipment are worth spending a little extra on, and which ones you’re better off saving your hard-earned dollars.