What Happened To The Nissan 4 Door Sports Car (4DSC)?

Nissan coined the term 4DSC or ‘4 Door Sports Car’ way back in 1989 to describe its newly updated family sedan – the Maxima. Combining practicality with a sporty drive, it was a popular recipe that many other manufacturers also adopted.

While there are plenty of quick 4-door sedans out there these days, back in the late ‘80s those looking for quick family-friendly sedans had very limited options.

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Can You Reprogram A Used ECU?

The Electronic Control Unit (ECU, aka Engine Control Module or ECM) manages just about every aspect of your engine. You are most likely reading this because your ECU is either faulty or has failed completely. And as you might have already found out, a broken ECU can leave you stranded by the roadside.

What you may not know is that every car has a unique ECU. So, the next question is can you reprogram another ECU to work with your car? The short answer is yes. But there are some important things to know before buying a replacement part.
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How to Know You’re Getting Reliable Used Parts

Your vehicle is an essential tool in your daily life, so ensuring that it runs smoothly is a priority. But, like any piece of machinery, it will need repair from time to time. When this happens, a major decision that car owners face is whether to purchase new or used car parts. Furthermore, if you choose used parts, how do you know the parts are reliable?

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Alternator Buyer’s Guide

Your alternator is responsible for generating electrical power when your vehicle is running, powering various electrical devices in your vehicle, and keeping the battery charged. It’s essential that your alternator be in good working order if you want your vehicle to be reliable. We’ve put together this guide to help you better understand your alternator and know what to do if you encounter alternator problems. In this guide, we’ll cover:

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How To Replace A Toyota Camry Alternator

Is your Toyota Camry alternator giving you problems? Then it’s best to replace it before it fails completely. Getting a new one installed by your mechanic can be pricey. But you can save money by replacing it yourself with a guaranteed used OEM part from Tom’s. Don’t worry if you’ve never done this sort of job before. Our step-by-step guide will show you exactly what to do. You only need a few tools and one of our guaranteed used Toyota Camry alternators.

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How To Diagnose A Failing Alternator

The alternator does an important job in your vehicle. It turns mechanical energy from the engine into electricity. The alternator then powers everything from your headlights to your radio. It also charges your battery, which starts the car. But what happens when your alternator doesn’t work right? Let’s explore some common alternator problems and how to spot them.

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