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Getting Paid for Diagnostic Work

This month’s resource piece is a little different, in the sense that, although it does provide a good case study on a tricky diagnostic issue, it also raises the question of proper compensation for diagnostic work. In it, our old friend Michael from Utah recounts

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Searching for Waveforms on Diag.net

This month’s resource piece is a quick, but very useful, one. In it, Diagnostic Network founder Scott Brown provides tips on how to search the waveform library on Diag.net. He provides three different search strategies to make it as easy as possible to see if

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CAN Bus Prevents Vehicle Renewal

We return once more to Bob from Massachusetts (he’s on a serious roll with great case studies!), who shared a tricky diagnosis on a “no communication” 2016 F-350 Super Duty. The funny thing is, the vehicle operated fine (apparently), but when taken to an inspection

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Chasing Down a P0507 High Idle Issue

We return again to Bob from Massachusetts, who shared a new case study regarding a 2008 Nissan Altima that was showing a trouble code for high idle. This is a very detailed diagnostic story that, as they often do, leads down some blind alleys and

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Sorting Out an Intermittent Fault

This month, the focus is on a post from Bob from Massachusetts about an intermittent fault on a 1998 Ford Explorer that resulted in rough operation and a check engine light. The direct cause of the fault was quickly tracked down to a blown fuse

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Starting-Charging Testing Using a Scope

For this month’s tech resource, our old friend Albin Moore shares his approach to assessing the entire vehicle starting-charging system in a comprehensive manner. As Albin stressed in the guest articles he contributed to our blog a few years ago, the system is interconnected and

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EVs Also Have Diagnostic Rabbit Holes

For this month’s tech resource, Martin from British Columbia reminds us that EVs can present difficult diagnostic challenges just as much as ICE vehicles. In his post on diag.net, he recounts how his students allowed themselves to be taken down the wrong diagnostic path by

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Chasing the Diagnostic Path to the Injectors

For this month’s tech resource, Juan dives into a tricky diagnostic rabbit hole, where he was trying to figure out why, after a repair performed at another shop, a 2007 Chevy Tahoe was experiencing a misfire and hesitation with codes P0174 and p0300 set. He

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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 participants suggested that it

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