Infiniti: Removal of a Seized Exhaust Sensor
If an exhaust sensor is seized in the exhaust manifold/catalyst/front tube, perform the service procedure to remove the sensor and prevent unnecessary replacement of the exhaust manifold/catalyst/front tube. In most cases, this procedure is successful because the threads of the exhaust sensors are made of a softer material than the part they thread into on
VIDEO: Loose Fuel Cap Warning? Check Out This Nissan TSB
Andrew Markel discusses the “Loose Fuel Cap” warning on most modern Nissan vehicles, and the procedures detailed in TSB NTB13-097e to help diagnose the issue. Sponsored by Nissan.
VIDEO: TSBs: A Good Watch, Not Just A Good Read
Andrew Markel discusses the evolution of TSBs and how more of them are now including videos to help better understand repair procedures. Sponsored by ProDemand from Mitchell1.
Mazda Timing Belt And Chain Replacement
Since belts are a service item, timing belt service needs to be part of a good maintenance plan. We recommend that the timing belt be replaced, along with the water pump and accessory drive belts, at 90,000-100,000 miles. If the customer has budget concerns, we’ll explain why we recommend the pump replacement and let them take the gamble that it will last another 100,000 miles – with the understanding that if the pump should fail, this labor-intensive job will have to be redone.
Honda Tech Tip: Engine Shuts Off, But Power Mode Stays In ‘On’ Or ‘Accessory’
Honda owners might complain that when they shift into park and shut off the engine, that the power mode stays in On or Accessory. Honda says the culprit could be a misadjusted shift cable. If the shift cable is not adjusted properly, it puts pressure on the shift lever, keeping the park pin switch from opening. The power control unit needs the park pin switch position input to switch the power mode to Vehicle Off (Lock).
Top 2015 Import TPMS TSBs: A Must for Techs
Here’s a rundown of the top Technical Service Bulletins related to TPMS. Every technician who services a TPMS system should review these TSBs in advance. Audi TSB Number: 4413382034445/1 Models: 2010-’14 A4/S4, A5/S5 and Q5 Summary: This TSB addresses TPMS MIL lights that are not related to a loss of pressure. The TPMS light may