Time Saving Alternator Replacement Tip

Techs often reference the fact that the recommended service procedures aren’t always the fastest or easiest ways to accomplish necessary repairs. Here’s a great example provided by Eric from Illinois. He saw several potential potholes in the recommended procedure for an alternator replacement on a 2015 Nissan Pathfinder. So, he…

Time Saving Alternator Tip

Here’s a great tip to help you save time and effort when diagnosing a locked up engine. Brooks from Texas shares the cautionary tale of his own vehicle and how he and one of his best customer’s shops thought that the engine on his C1500 Silverado was locked up and…

Back to Basics: The Winter Edition

With the drop in temperatures, winter brings on a major increase in the incidence of starting and charging system issues. This is often due to the cold exposing battery weakness but can also be caused by a variety of other problems. This month, we’ll make our way around the horn…

Is the Alternator the Issue?

In this month’s post, Louis from New York provides a diagnostic routine to quickly determine if an alternator is bad and “know for sure without messing around.” He uses the case of a 2014 Grand Caravan with 54,00 miles and a suspected failed alternator (wasn’t charging at all, and no…

Suprising Misfire Cause

In this month’s spotlight, Ted from Tennessee illustrates the interconnectedness of the electrical system and the importance of not taking anything for granted. In his post, he shows how going back to the start enabled him to resolve a tricky misfire issue. Here’s how Ted ended his post: “This job…

Troubleshooting Starter and Alternator Failures

We have always stressed the interconnectedness of the three key components of the electrical system: the battery, starter and alternator. These three components are interdependent, with a root problem in any one often manifesting itself through a symptom in another. This month, we are highlighting several articles that focus primarily…