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How to Use a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) to Diagnose and Repair a Car
Automotive technician jobs use Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) to diagnose car problems. TSBs are checked before repairs are made by a mechanic.
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To ensure your safety and the safety of those on the road around you, stay up-to-date on current or potential problems with your vehicle. One way to stay informed is through the use of technical service bulletins (TSBs), which are...
Why to Always Check Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) Before Repairing a Car
Automotive technician jobs require investigating car issues. Technical service bulletins (TSBs) are checked before repairs are made by a mechanic.

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Check engine light on

The most common causes of Diagnostic trouble code P0430 (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/p0430-obd-ii-trouble-code-catalyst-system-efficiency-below-threshold-bank-2-by-spencer-clayton) setting are a faulty catalytic converter, engine misfire, fuel injector leakage, engine mechanical damage, faulty oxygen sensor outputs and exhaust leaks. Additionally, in your circumstance, malfunctions in the charge air...

P0900 fault code related to 15B22 TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE REPROGRAMMING FOR OVERT TCM FAILURE WARNING ford recall

The occurrence of code P0900 is probably not related to Service Campaign 15B22 (https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2015/SB-10058725-1330.pdf?_ga=1.163152181.88204048.1469644261). That service campaign was initiated by Ford because TCM's were failing to set codes (illuminate the check engine light) when faults occur. Your situation is the...

Brake light comes on while driving uphill, especially with strong acceleration.

The warning light is activated by either low fluid level in the master cylinder or engagement of the E-brake. If the fluid level is not low and the E-brake is not engaged, there is a fault in the sensor or...

OD2 scanner read trouble code P0101

Your computer may not be able to correctly interpret the data from the mass airflow sensor on your engine causing the P0101 (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/-p0101-obd-ii-trouble-code-mass-airflow-maf-circuit-operating-range-or-performance-problem-by-john-nelson) code to keep returning. The manufacturer has a Technical Service Bulletin (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-to-use-a-technical-service-bulletin-tsb-to-diagnose-and-repair-a-car-by-valerie-johnston) that came out January 30th...

Vibration on startup - 2004 Nissan Sentra

A lengthy Technical Service Bulletin (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-to-use-a-technical-service-bulletin-tsb-to-diagnose-and-repair-a-car-by-valerie-johnston) (TSB) dealing with this issue was published by Nissan in 2006. The TSB outlines a repair procedure for the fuel pump that resolves a known issue with fuel leaking back into the tank instead...

Cam phaser symptoms? 2006 Ford F-150

Noise and/or failure of the variable cam timing phasers is a well known issue on the 5.4L V-8. In 2006, Ford issued a technical service bulletin (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-to-use-a-technical-service-bulletin-tsb-to-diagnose-and-repair-a-car-by-valerie-johnston), denoted TSB 06-19-8 (http://www.stangnet.com/images/stories/docs/s197_TSBs/06-19-08.pdf), to explain the service and repair procedures to deal...

In my i10 the EPS is not sowing (switching ON)

Hello. There are known problems with the software in the electronic power-assist steering system for 2012 models. There is a technical service bulletin (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-to-use-a-technical-service-bulletin-tsb-to-diagnose-and-repair-a-car-by-valerie-johnston) (322996) which instructs dealer service to update the software in vehicles with EPS problems. I would...

Slow/no acceleration...High RPMs...No engine light

I do see that there are a couple of different Technical Service Bulletin's (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-to-use-a-technical-service-bulletin-by-parker-hill) (TSB's) that may be associated with your 2007 Dodge Charger. I would first contact the dealership to verify whether or not the issue would be covered....

1.69 amp parasitic draw, previous owner had hitch. Everything stock

The best way to find the draw is to pull fuses (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-to-check-fuses-by-rocco-lovetere) out one at a time. This isolates which circuit needs to be diagnosed. You may have a module (computer) that is not going to sleep. I found a...

My car wont start it says something about the shifter and just clicks

There is a technical bulletin out for your 2015 Dodge Charger to reprogram the transmission control module to address this problem specifically. If you can't get it to crank (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/car-is-not-starting-inspection), you will need to have the vehicle towed to the...

Used x5 2010 x5 35d common problems ?

Hello, thank you for writing in. Our technicians are mobile, and they come to you. This is one way that we save overheads costs and pass that savings into you! Secondly, always get a pre-purchase inspection done by a qualified...

Air bag right is on

Some of the 2007 Suburban's are included in the Takata air bag recall campaign. You can find out if your car is affected by the Takata recall by inputting your VIN number at the NHTSA website (http://www.safercar.gov). If the air...

If my 2004 Nissan Pathfinder is showing a p1273 code, can you fix it?

Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) P1273 sets if lean operation is detected. There are quite a few causes but if you have already replaced the oxygen sensor, the ECM has to be cleared of stored "self-learned" mixture ratios, and the DTC...

2016 Honda Accord service B1 -36

Hello - according to Honda, the "A-36" msg indicates your vehicle needs transmission fluid replacement (3) and differential fluid replacement (6). It is safe to drive your vehicle until this service appointment.

My dashboard instrument panel stopped working all of a sudden

Instrument panel failures were a problem with this model, largely caused by water leaks in the windshield/cowl area that found their way to the instrument cluster (Technical Service Bulletin (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/why-to-always-check-technical-service-bulletins-tsbs-before-repairing-a-car-by-valerie-johnston) 383318). There was even an informal customer satisfaction program early...

Steering wheel Issues - 2001 Hyundai Elantra

This problem is most likely caused by worn strut bearings. This component supports the weight of the vehicle at each front wheel, but also has to allowing turning of the wheels. When worn, the bearings tend to make noises when...

When driving the car it feels like it's gone into a higher gear.

Hello, thanks for writing in. Is your Check Engine Light (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/check-engine-light-is-on-inspection) illuminated? Your description sounds like your transmission may be in "limp mode" which is usually 2nd gear in many transmissions. It is also possible that the sensation you are...

Reliability and the four wheel drive system - 2016 Subaru Forester

Hello. I will be glad to help you relative to your question about the reliability of the 2016 Forester. "Reliability" data on all vehicles is available from at least two very significant and authoritative sources. The first is the NHTSA...

Where could I find a TSB for my 2005 mustang GT regarding my Throttle body or Throttle Position Sensor?

I went through all the technical bulletins (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-to-use-a-technical-service-bulletin-by-parker-hill) and recalls (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-to-check-if-your-car-has-recalls) and did not find anything for reprogramming your computer or repairs to the TPS or throttle body. The ones that you are not finding may not be the right...

I have been trying to verify a tsb has been done on this car but the dealership is a hour away.

Your TSB (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-to-use-a-technical-service-bulletin-by-parker-hill) is a product update and any Honda dealer should be able to verify if your vehicle had it performed by using your VIN. You should be able to contact Honda USA (http://automobiles.honda.com/information/customer-relations.aspx) in order to find out...

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