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Standard Motor Products Enhances TPMS Product Line

The New Multi-Frequency TPMS Sensor combines 314.9, 315 and 433/434 MHz applications into one single SKU.

ANSED Sensor Simulator Actuates Output Signals

The Sensor Simulator will allow the technician to know if the issue is a faulty sensor or a wiring defect. It is especially useful for wiring tests.

Serial Data Buses: Diagnosing Networks

Serial data buses may seem like a daunting concept, but understanding them is now a required skill for techs.

HVAC Sensors: More Than Just Temperature

This primer will help techs understand the variety of sensors that help control a vehicle’s interior temperature.

Oxygen Sensors: What Happens When O2 Sensors Age or Die?

Oxygen sensors are one of the most critical components of a modern engine because of their role in controlling the fuel-injection system and emissions coming from the tailpipe. Here’s a primer to help understand these sensors and their functions.

Giving it the Gas: Rethinking Fuel Pump Diagnostics and Sensors

In many cases, “always done it this way” consists of diagnosing a fuel pump by squirting some type of liquid or gaseous hydrocarbon into the air intake. Case in point, a 2011 Nissan Rogue had suddenly stalled on a busy summertime highway.

Top 10 Alignment Tips

A simple test drive can reveal a lot of problems that might have been otherwise overlooked. Sure, test drives take time, but so do comebacks. Think of it as a final quality-control check.

HVAC Sensors: More Than Just Temperature

Some vehicles also use passive infrared sensors mounted in the dash or an overhead console to monitor the body temperature of the vehicle’s occupants. This allows the system to fine-tune heating and cooling so everybody stays comfortable.

Antilock Braking Systems — Component Overview and Replacement Opportunities

Modern ABS applies individual brake pressure to all four wheels through hub-mounted sensors and a dedicated computer controller. So what can service department managers do to help customers get their ABS running in tip-top shape again?

Diagnosing Crankshaft and Camshaft Signals

It’s more important than ever to understand how the crankshaft and camshaft sensors function in both the ignition control and fuel injection systems.

Fuel Pump Diagnostics: Using Scan Tools

So much of the diagnostic process for fuel pumps can be performed from the driver’s seat of the vehicle with a scan tool. This makes you a more productive technician and the diagnosis more accurate.