Get to Know NASTF!

Get to Know NASTF!

Here at Clore Automotive, we have been a member of NASTF for several years, supporting their mission to serve as a bridge between automobile manufacturers and the service industry. In a recent committee meeting, several of us tool and equipment manufacturer...

Auto Stop-Start Mystery

Auto Stop-Start Mystery

For this month’s tech resource, we’ve got another electrical mystery, this time on a 2019 Chevrolet Impala equipped with Auto Stop/Start function, courtesy of William in West Virginia. The complaint was that the vehicle wouldn’t resume operation after a Stop event....

The Case of the Finicky Flatbed

The Case of the Finicky Flatbed

Here’s a diagnostic case study involving all the critical elements of a great electrical system who-done-it: vehicle started fine when first brought in but wouldn’t start after the repair was completed; aftermarket equipment plays a key role in this mystery; the...

Amazing Reference for Techs and Shops

Amazing Reference for Techs and Shops

For this month’s resource piece, we are spotlighting the resources archive on Diagnostic Network (Diag.net). The resources archive is a place where technicians share information that can be useful for their peers, everything from known good wave forms and known good...

In-Vehicle Network Technologies

In-Vehicle Network Technologies

Diagnosing communications issues within and among vehicle networks can be very tricky business. A key component to successfully pinpointing and addressing these issues is having a solid understanding of how the vehicle network is designed and operates. This is a...

Rooting Out a Stall

Rooting Out a Stall

This is a great example of just how tricky it can be to resolve an intermittent electrical system issue. Robert from New York submitted this great case study, which illustrates many of the concepts we have seen emphasized by the experts since we started this blog:...

Got Cardboard? Maybe You’ve Got a Fix.

Got Cardboard? Maybe You’ve Got a Fix.

Here’s a great drive-ability case study that required some serious sleuthing to get to the root cause of the complaint, which was intermittent bucking or skipping (later determined to occur around 2500-3000 RPM) on a 2012 Hyundai Elantra. Bob from Massachusetts donned...