Articles by John Anello

There was a local repair shop that had an oil change go wrong on a 2011 Kia Optima with a 2.4 L engine (Figure 1). The shop mechanic had an easy task of simply replacing the oil filter and removing and reinstalling a drain plug to drain and refill the engine with oil. The oil filter was installed properly and the correct oil type and quantity was put in the engine but the drain plug was never secu
John Anello
A dual-placement option leaves the vehicle struggling to clearly see what is around it
John Anello
Performing a post-repair scan to ensure a vehicle is ready to be returned to a customer may become more complicated than it sounds.
John Anello
I had a shop call me for advice on a 2002 Dodge Ram Truck with a 5.9L diesel engine that had a charging system issue.
John Anello
I was called to a shop to calibrate the headlight control system on a 2016 Audi A3 with about 18,000 miles on it that was recently involved in a front-end crash.
John Anello
A radar control unit fault code leads to one disturbing discovery after the next in a repair gone very wrong.
John Anello
If you’ve been around a while, you’ve seen cases where fluids would travel up wiring harnesses to other components – often well away from the source of the fluid. Bet you’ve never seen one like this, though!
John Anello
I was recently called to two different shops working on vehicles that would not start after being involved in accidents. It is not uncommon for this to happen, especially if there has been damage to wiring harnesses or possible blown fuses that would render certain operating systems that are vital to cranking or starting a vehicle inoperable.
John Anello