Articles by Albin Moore

Spring often makes people want a new car. That clean, shiny paint and new car smell sure has a way of causing people to reach for their wallet.
Today in the shop is a 2005 F-550, with 77,000 miles on the odometer. The truck has a six-speed manual transmission with a four-wheel drive powertrain. The complaint on this vehicle is a no start. The owner states it started running rough and lost power.
When it comes to finding electrical problems, the first piece of information you need is a wiring diagram.
The basics of fuel trim have not changed. The way it is reported and many of the strategies that are used have changed — and all of these changes have been for the better.
When a Ford diesel pickup with a drivability problem rolls into your shop, do you have reservations about tackling the job?
What do you do when the instrument panel is lit like a Christmas tree?
Following the logic of the system is by far the quickest and most accurate path to the solution of the problem.
In the March 2016 issue of Motor Age, I wrote an article on this same subject — “A picture is worth 1,000 words.” This month I would like to carry on this thought with a little more in-depth study of how thermal imaging works and a case study on an electrical system problem. Let’s take a few minutes and explore how this works.