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Troubleshooting 5V Reference Circuits
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Troubleshooting 5V Reference Circuits

In modern vehicle design, 5-volt reference signals/circuits are a key aspect of vehicle command and control. As summarized by Gary Goms, the 5-volt reference signal typically “flows through a sensor […]

Car’s Been Sitting and Won’t Start – We Get It
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Car’s Been Sitting and Won’t Start – We Get It

No matter where we live, these are difficult and crazy times. If you are like many of us, you have one or more cars that are not getting as much […]

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The Straight Skinny on Battery Service

When we do a survey article, we typically group them by content, gathering several resources related to a specific service challenge. This month’s article is a grouping of another sort. […]

Interview with Mr. Scott “Gonzo” Weaver
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Interview with Mr. Scott “Gonzo” Weaver

This month, we feature a guest interview with Mr. Scott “Gonzo” Weaver. Gonzo is an ASE Master mechanic, author, instructor, and writer for several automotive trade publications, including his popular Gonzo’s […]

Does Mother Nature Have It In for Cars?
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Does Mother Nature Have It In for Cars?

Vehicle owners have a lot to worry about: increasing fuel prices… aggressive drivers… the cost of keeping a vehicle on the road… red light cameras… enormous potholes… even dibs when […]

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Breaking it Down: Anatomy of an LED Work Light

In this series, we take a look at what makes a specific product tick. We’re taking a look at Rechargeable LED Work Lights. What should purchasers be looking for in […]

Charging System Diagnostic Resources
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Charging System Diagnostic Resources

Photo by Jason Young This month, we return to alternator/charging system diagnosis, a topic that seems to get more difficult with each successive model year. We have addressed this topic […]

Battery Service Fact or Fiction –  Setting the Record Straight
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Battery Service Fact or Fiction – Setting the Record Straight

We receive many calls and emails, along with forum posts, posing questions related to the use of jump starters, chargers, and the entire range of products we produce. Many of […]