Articles by Tim Janello

I am amazed at the new technology and the twists taken on some old ideas you see in Mazda’s SKYACTIV technology, including much lower compression ratios. Looking into how they could do this and make it work was very interesting.
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The new Dart has plenty of power and agility, compliments of its Alfa Romeo heritage. The 2013 Dart uses high-tech materials along with state of the art technology to provide first class safety and convenience features. 
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You know how it goes. One car comes in with a problem, and then several follow. We had a 2006 Nissan 350Z come in the lab with a simple, so we thought, cylinder 5 misfire Diagnostic Trouble Code (P0305 DTC).
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The truck had a history of multiple electrical and drivability issues. The truck seemed fixed for a week or so then something would reoccur, forcing the truck back to the dealership. They were glad to let me take a stab at diagnosing it.
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We came across a 2006 Lexus IS 350 with a complaint of poor handling and unpredictable braking habits along with the occasional ABS light. It featured Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM), meaning it has more than just ABS.
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I recently encountered an interesting electrical problem on a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan with 3.3L engine and equipped with a Teves Mark 20 ABS system. A local repair shop had tried to determine why the dash's amber Antilock Brake System (ABS) and red