Andrew Markel - Director of Content for Babcox Media
Ignition System Do’s and Don’ts

Your first tool for diagnosing an ignition issue is your eyes. Spend some time inspecting the coil’s connector, boot and the spark plug. Often the cause of an ignition system problem will present itself.

Finding the Cause of Brake Pulls

Here are a few tips to follow when diagnosing brake pull during a test drive.

Diagnosing Intermittent Misfires

What if there are no codes and a misfire is intermittent? This is where it gets complicated.

What if there are no codes and a misfire is intermittent? This is where it gets complicated.
Diagnosing Pull Conditions

When trying to cure a pull problem, it could be an issue with stacked tolerances of different components and systems.

How Accurate Is Your Click-Style Torque Wrench?

Click-style torque wrenches can be very accurate, but due to how the wrench makes the click, it can lose its factory calibration.

Tesla’s Air Ride System

Like with any air ride system, you have to perform specific procedures before you can work on the Telsa’s suspension or lift the vehicle. Some procedures will require a scan tool to actuate the valves in the system.

New Diagnostic Wrinkles to Cooling System Diagnostics

To diagnose an overheating or overcooling complaint, the most important thing is to understand what happens when a component fails and how the control system reacts.

Electric Power Steering Diagnostics: Load Management

Diagnosing electric power steering systems requires a technician to understand how the modules and sensors work together to determine the level of assist.

Diagnosing Driveability Problems

Understanding what comes out through the exhaust valve is critical to solving any emissions or driveability problem.

Diagnosing Poor Heater Performance Complaints

If a vehicle comes in with a complaint of poor heater performance, the issue may be the auxiliary water pump.

Scan Tools & Scopes for Wheel Bearing Diagnostics

The only way to diagnose the sensor and circuit is with a scan tool or scope.

Tesla TPMS

When replacing the tires on a Tesla, you will have to service the TPMS sensors.