Articles by Dave Macholz

For over 17 years Toyota has led the way in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) technology. With the introduction of the 2018 Prius, the fourth generation of Toyota hybrids is here.
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With advanced electric power steering technologies, it has become critical to understand that power steering is not simply driver operated.
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The Nissan Titan XD is the only Asian diesel vehicle currently in production and just one more, the Mazda CX-5, on the way. We’ll spend some time taking a closer look at them both, as we’ll discuss some of the reasons that the expected diesel flood has instead been a slow trickle.
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The question I get asked most frequently about hybrid battery pack repairs is, “What is the best repair?” My answer is typically: “It depends.”
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Diagnostic experts weigh in to discuss the opportunities and pitfalls of dealer level module replacement and related functions.
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While principles of electricity work well in the classroom, the application to reality can sometimes be hard to see. Basic principles of electricity are used in a multitude of diagnostic applications whether you realize it or not.
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Oil consumption concerns along with extended service intervals present a challenge to independent repair facilities. Where is the oil going? What can be done about it? What service interval should be used?
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Vehicle manufacturers have moved to what is commonly known as the air/fuel ratio sensor, or AFS. With the change in technology has come a steep increase in the price of the replacement part, which means you need know how to diagnose sensor and air/fuel related faults. 
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