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1988 Volvo 740 NO START Case Study

1988 Volvo 740 NO START Case Study

The purpose of this Case Study is to show you how to test the ignition system in a NO START Condition. You should be able to see that: These tests do not require expensive tools or testing equipment. That they are very easy to perform....   read more >>

Replacing Spark Plugs And Plug Wires (Tips and Techniques)

Replacing Spark Plugs And Plug Wires (Tips and Techniques)

Doing a tune-up on your car (or pick up or mini-van) can be ‘as easy as pie‘ or turn into a nightmare that'll have you taking your vehicle to the shop (to spend the big bucks you were trying to avoid spending in the first place)....   read more >>

The HEI Spark Tester (The Best Spark Tester On the Market)

The HEI Spark Tester (The Best Spark Tester On the Market)

A great tool like the HEI spark tester (OTC 6589 Electronic Ignition Spark Tester) is no good to you if you don't know how to use it or read its results. To really take advantage of the spark tester you need to know the theory of how it works....   read more >>

Testing A BAD Alternator: Symptoms And Diagnosis

Testing A BAD Alternator: Symptoms And Diagnosis

I've had so many folks come up to me and say: "I think the alternator is bad on my car because I disconnected the battery's negative terminal with the engine running and..." I cringe (internally) when I hear this. This is the worst thing...   read more >>

Wire Piercing Probe Review (Power Probe PWPPPPP01)

Wire Piercing Probe Review (Power Probe PWPPPPP01)

This tool will ensure that you don't damage the front female terminal of the connector that you're testing. This tool is one of the best Wire Piercing Tools that I've ever used (and I've used them all over the years). Here are the main reasons...   read more >>

How To Use A Spark Plug Wire Puller And Where To Buy One

How To Use A Spark Plug Wire Puller And Where To Buy One

Replacing the spark plugs on your vehicle can sometimes be a complete pain in the neck! The good news is that there are tools designed to make your life a whole lot easier, not only saving you a lot of frustration... but time and money. In this...   read more >>

Index Of Ignition Control Module (ICM) Tests For Ford

Index Of Ignition Control Module (ICM) Tests For Ford

This index will help you find the test tutorials to test the ignition control module on the Ford vehicles listed below: 2.9L V6 Bronco 1986-1991: How To Test The Ford Ignition Control Module (Distributor...   read more >>

How To Test The Starter Motor On the Car (Step by Step)

How To Test The Starter Motor On the Car (Step by Step)

Testing a starter motor on the car or truck is a pretty easy test. I'll take you thru' this starter test step by step. This ‘How To Test The Starter’ article applies to anything out there rolling around on pavement (automobile-wise)....   read more >>

How To Test 2-Wire Coil-On-Plug (COP) Ignition Coils

How To Test  2-Wire Coil-On-Plug (COP) Ignition Coils

There are two main types of Direct Ignition Systems used on all of the cars and trucks on the road today: Coil Pack Type. Coil-on-Plug. And this type can be divided into the three obvious types you'll see on the road today:...   read more >>

Automotive Diagnostic Tips and Techniques: The Ignition Coil

Automotive Diagnostic Tips and Techniques: The Ignition Coil

Knowing the theory of how something works is important, but only to a certain extent. Because the main reason you're here is to learn how to test something not to learn what metals it's made of or how the magnetic field is interrupted by the...   read more >>