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How Engine Coolant Temperature Sensors Influence The Modern Powertrain

  Considering that roughly 1,500 or more ­different vehicle models are introduced into our domestic market each year, it’s becoming more difficult to predict how a powertrain control module (PCM) will utilize data from a particular sensor or...

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Diagnosing Power Steering Loss on a 2008 Ford Escape

The vehicle in question is a 2008 Ford Escape with a 3.0-L engine. The customer complaints are as follows: The steering wheel will turn by itself; at times, usually when turning, the vehicle will lose all power steering assist; and occasionally, while...

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Cartridge Oil Filter Tips

Cartridge oil filters account for a large number of oil filter applications in the field. The chances of improperly installing a cartridge oil filter are greater than with a spin-on filter. The key is to take your time, inspect before installing and follow...

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Get Inside the Mind of a Modern Transmission

The transmission game has changed. Solenoids, sensors and computers have replaced vacuum lines, governors and kick down cables on modern automatic transmissions. The tools have also changed: Scan tools, scopes and meters have replaced pressure and...

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Saturn: Hesitation Between 35-50 mph

Condition Some customers may comment on a flat spot or hesitation between 35-50 mph (56-80 km/h) speed range. Cause The existing transmission calibration is programmed to maximize fuel economy and requires a greater throttle input than some customers...

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Chevrolet: Low MPG, Loss of Cruise Control on a 5.3-L

Vehicle: 2008 Chevrolet Suburban K1500, 5.3-L Complaint In this situation, the customer complained that the vehicle’s miles per gallon drastically decreased, the cruise control became unresponsive and the check engine light illuminated. Diagnosis Connecting...

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Nissan: Squeak From Fuel Pump

Customer may report a squeak noise that is: • Coming from inside the vehicle; • Happens after driving for 30 minutes; • Is coming from under the vehicle or from the left rear area of the vehicle. If you confirm that a “squeak” noise...

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BMW Group to Develop Inductive Charging System For Hybrid Cars

BMW believes systems for the inductive charging of high-voltage batteries are the next step forward for energy supply. The development objective is to put reliable, non-wearing and user-friendly solutions for inductive charging into production that...

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Work Smarter With Procedures, Measurement And Accountability

You’re working harder and faster today to stay ahead of the competition and boost profitability in a challenging business environment. You’re providing the highest quality repairs and top-notch customer service so that your shop’s car count...

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United Stationers Expands Into Auto Aftermarket

United Stationers announced Sept. 11 that its wholly owned subsidiary, United Stationers Supply Co., signed an agreement to acquire MEDCO, a U.S. wholesaler of automotive aftermarket tools and supplies, and its affiliates including G2S Equipment de Fabrication...

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Babcox Media Unveils New Online Job Board Destination, AutoCareCareerhub.Com

Babcox Media Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of AutoCareCareerHub.com. AutoCareCareerHub.com builds upon the strengths of AutoProJobs.com, the company’s niche job board serving the auto repair, service, collision, parts distribution and heavy-duty...

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Top 5 Tools: Dan Flanagan

Dan Flanagan, apparatus technician Simsbury Fire District Simsbury, CT   iATN – With 80,000 members to bounce ideas off of it makes having a one-man shop less isolated. Snap-on Vantage Pro – Helps catch hard-to-find glitches. Fluke...

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BMW believes systems for the inductive charging of high-voltage batteries are the next step forward for energy supply. The development objective is to put...Read More

The modern transmission is much more complex. When the driver presses the gas pedal, the request goes to both the...Read More

You may notice a new product on the parts store shelf that goes by the name Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) and is helping diesels...Read More

When confronted with a fuel control problem on a modern vehicle, I’ll normally use short- and long-term fuel trims to determine if the problem...Read More

  Considering that roughly 1,500 or more ­different vehicle models are introduced into our domestic market each year, it’s becoming more difficult to predict how...Read More

ASE TEST PREP

The X1 ASE Certification Test has a section (8 questions) focused on emissions system diagnosis. For that section, among other things, you will need...Read More

VIDEO TRAINING

This Tech Tip is presented by our friends at the Mobile Air Conditioning Society. Installing an Orifice Tube properly is an important part of...Read More

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Arnott Air Suspension Products has announced the introduction of remanufactured front OE air struts for the 2010 to 2012 Land Rover Range Rover L322...Read More

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BMW believes systems for the inductive charging of high-voltage batteries are the next step forward for energy supply. The development objective is to put...Read More

The modern transmission is much more complex. When the driver presses the gas pedal, the request goes to both the...Read More

Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ MOOG Steering and Suspension brand has introduced a complete strut assembly, control arm assembly and several additional new parts that together cover...Read More

Arnott Air Suspension Products has announced the introduction of remanufactured front OE air struts for the 2010 to 2012 Land Rover Range Rover L322...Read More

The Hybrid Shop (THS), a growing international network of dealers committed to providing expert care for hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs), will host a complimentary Hybrid...Read More
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Diesel Exhaust Fluid: Not Just a Heavy-Duty Application

You may notice a new product on the parts store shelf that goes by the name Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) and is helping diesels of all sizes meet more stringent emissions standards. DEF is not just a heavy-duty-...More

How Engine Coolant Temperature Sensors Influence The Modern Powertrain

  Considering that roughly 1,500 or more ­different vehicle models are introduced into our domestic market each year, it’s becoming more difficult to predict how a powertrain control module...More

Get Inside the Mind of a Modern Transmission

The transmission game has changed. Solenoids, sensors and computers have replaced vacuum lines, governors and kick down cables on modern automatic transmissions. The tools have also changed: Scan tools,...More

Saturn: Hesitation Between 35-50 mph

Condition Some customers may comment on a flat spot or hesitation between 35-50 mph (56-80 km/h) speed range. Cause The existing transmission calibration is programmed to maximize fuel economy...More

Nissan: Squeak From Fuel Pump

Customer may report a squeak noise that is: • Coming from inside the vehicle; • Happens after driving for 30 minutes; • Is coming from under the vehicle or from the left rear area of the vehicle. If...More

BMW Group to Develop Inductive Charging System For Hybrid Cars

BMW believes systems for the inductive charging of high-voltage batteries are the next step forward for energy supply. The development objective is to put reliable, non-wearing and user-friendly solutions...More

United Stationers Expands Into Auto Aftermarket

United Stationers announced Sept. 11 that its wholly owned subsidiary, United Stationers Supply Co., signed an agreement to acquire MEDCO, a U.S. wholesaler of automotive aftermarket tools and supplies,...More

Phoenix Systems Offers Brake Fluid Flush Kit

Phoenix Systems took four of its best-selling items and combined them into one kit that includes them all. The Brake Fluid Flush Kits offers service professionals the new MaxProHD Reverse Brake Bleeder,...More