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Does Mother Nature Have It In for Cars?

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 it snows. For most drivers, animal attacks of any kind would be at the bottom of the...
Diagnostic Dive: Immobilizer Systems

Diagnostic Dive: Immobilizer Systems

We have delved into many aspects of vehicle electrical systems and electrical/electronic diagnosis over the years, but, thus far, we have never specifically addressed the challenges posed by immobilizer system issues, how to diagnose them and the steps to take to...
Managing the Nissan Leaf Battery

Managing the Nissan Leaf Battery

In this month’s spotlight, Jack from California provides tips related to service of the Nissan Leaf battery and battery management system. His post is very instructive and thorough, noting for instance that successful replacement of the Li-Ion Battery Controller isn’t...
Tricky Starter Failure Mode

Tricky Starter Failure Mode

In this post, Bill from Ohio recounts the tale of a late model Camry with just 40K miles experiencing intermittent no start issues. It had been back to the dealership several times with no problem found. Bill got a call from his customer while the vehicle was having...