Tech Tips Archives - Page 5 of 60 - Import Car
Hyundai Tech Tip: Fuel Sender Circuit Checks

Some customers may complain of an erratic or unresponsive fuel gauge or a fuel gauge that does not reach the full level after filling the fuel tank.

Nissan Tech Tip: TPMS Diagnostics

If the TPMS/LTPWS warning light is illuminated (continuously or flashing), the TPMS/LTPWS system can be diagnosed by turning the ignition to the “OFF” and then to the “ON” position. If the TPMS/LTPWS warning light is continuously illuminated (not flashing), the TPMS/LTPWS is operating normally and has detected low tire pressure in one of the tires.

Subaru Tech Tip: Front Crankshaft Oil Seal Replacement Tip

Subaru has updated the procedures and tools needed to enhance retention of the oil seal and eliminate any chance of blocking the oil return passages in the timing chain cover.

Kia Tech Tip: Poor Windshield Washer Performance

Possible foreign debris can accumulate on the windshield washer pump inlet filter and cause a weak spray. Over time, this can cause some Kia vehicles to exhibit a limited application of windshield washer fluid when the washer function is used.

Mercedes-Benz Tech Tip: Clunking Noises Heard During Acceleration And Throttle Lift Off

Owners of Mercedes-Benz cars with front-wheel drive and 4×4 vehicles, may complain of a single throttle lift-off clunking noise from the side shaft when first taking off (audible at the outboard end). Also, the clunk is heard once when changing from forward to reverse.

BMW Tech Tip: Malfunctioning Steering Wheel Buttons

The customer may report a sporadic or continuous malfunction of the multifunction steering wheel buttons, and a message saying “Cruise control without function.”

Land Rover Tech Tip: 2013-’17 Range Rover With Dynamic Response Suspension

A squeak, creak and/or a knocking noise from the front of the vehicle may be evident when driving over rough terrain. This may be caused by debris that’s contaminating the contact face between the Dynamic Response front stabilizer bar and bushings.

BMW M-Series Tech Tip: Crack Noise From Front Axle At Low Speeds

Customers may complain of cracking noises heard from the area of the front axle when rotating the steering while stationary or at low speed. The cause could be a loose connection securing the front axle and front end components. To correct the problem, tighten the loose components or lubricate the bearing surfaces.

Mazda Tech Tip: Key Code Retrieval Process

In the event that all vehicle keys are lost and the vehicle key code is not available on the Vehicle Retail Data Inquiry system, replacement keys may be acquired only by obtaining the key code using this repair procedure.

Audi Tech Tip: Key Can’t Be Removed From The Ignition

The customer will complain that the key can’t be removed from the ignition when the vehicle is in park. In some cases, the driver will not be able to move the shift lever from the park position. On vehicles with the Advance Key System, the car can not be locked after the engine has been shut off.

Mercedes-Benz Tech Tip: Refrigerant Compressor Noise Complaints

If you receive customer reports of noises at the refrigerant compressor with the A/C either activated or deactivated, the cause could be a defective belt pulley or belt pulley bearing. The pulley and pulley bearing can be diagnosed and replaced with the compressor still installed in the vehicle by following the procedures in this article.

EPC Light On And AWD Does Not Work: Audi TT And A3

On the models listed, the all-wheel-drive does not work or the EPC warning light is illuminated. The technician will find there is an internal leak in the hydraulic pump.