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Solving Carbon Deposits In Direct Fuel Injection Engines

Symptom: Misfire codes, stumbling and suspicious fuel trim numbers. On a scan tool, the engine may show a loss in volumetric efficiency. The driver may complain about a loss of power, poor fuel economy and hard starts. Cause: Carbon deposits on...

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Using Your Oscilloscope: Current Ramp Test Ignition Coils

Regardless of design configuration, the role of the ignition coil is to multiply battery voltage into high voltage. Following Ohm’s law for the conversion of volts to amperes, oil-filled coils generally require 3 to 5 amperes of primary current...

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Serial Data Bus Diagnostics

Understanding The Function of Serial Data Buses If serial data buses did not exist, a wiring harness would have to be five times its normal size and use twice as many sensors to deliver the same level of functionality and safety we see in the modern...

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Tire Tread Wear: Causes And Symptoms

Understanding Tire Tread Wear Tire tread wear can tell you a lot about a suspension. Most specifically, it can tell you if the angles, inflation and components are within specification. Here are the most common tread wear patterns and what causes them. Over-inflated...

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GM Power Steering Noise/Leaks

GM: Power Steering Noise/Leaks from Power Steering Pump, Gear or High Pressure Hose During Extreme Low Temperature Conditions MODELS: -2009-2015 Buick LaCrosse (Equipped with Hydraulic Power Steering) -2010-2013 Buick Regal -2012-2015 Buick...

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Ford Edge Brake Replacement

Ford Edge Brake Replacement Basics The Ford Edge is an SUV based on the CD3 platform. The brakes on these vehicles are straightforward and do not break any new ground. There were no major changes to the brake systems from 2007 to the current model. For...

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The Ins And Outs Of Sanders

Sanders are required tools in today’s collision repair shop. Body techs and painters rely upon them every day to achieve that perfect finish on your customers’ vehicles. Whether you’re prepping a panel for paint or removing imperfections before...

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Are You Regularly Maintaining Your Equipment?

Technicians who are idling because the welder won’t feed wire, the hydraulic ram won’t pull chains, the booth heater won’t heat or the air compressor won’t compress enough air is a costly mistake, as labor time is the most expensive thing in any...

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Celebrate 'Back To The Future' Day By Watching The Time Machine Get A 2015 Detail

    For many today is just another Wednesday, but for a lot of people it is more than just your average Wednesday, it is "Back to the Future" Day. It is a day that everyone who watched the cult classic trilogy Back to the Future recognizes...

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Ingersoll Rand now offers the 35MAX and 15QMAX Ultra-Compact Impactools, small, yet powerful tools that technicians and operators can use to quickly loosen or tighten a variety of fasteners in confined spaces. The 35MAX...Read More
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From UnderhoodService
June 30,2016
Advance Professional offers TPMS repair and replacement products designed to deliver OE fit, form and function. Advance’s TPMS program is made up of...Read More

June 30,2016
Trico Products Corp., a global leader in wiper blade technology, has announced a five-year partnership with the United Shore Professional Baseball League (USPBL), a professional baseball league founded in May 2016, based in Utica,...Read More

June 29,2016
The introduction of a new Aston Martin engine is always something special. When that engine has been created for a new Aston Martin model, it's a true landmark. Recently, at the Aston Martin Engine Plant (AMEP) in Cologne, Germany, just such a landmark has been reached with the DB11's new 5.2L twin-turbo V12 entering full production.Read More

From Brake & Front End
June 28,2016
On June 9, the U.S. House Committee on Small Business held a hearing titled, “Damaging Repercussions: DOL’s Overtime Rule, Small Employers, and their...Read More

June 27,2016
Hunter Engineering’s WinAlign HD alignment system now offers PowerSlide turnplates in a flush mount configuration as a component of Fully Integrated Alignment (FIA). New flush mount PowerSlide turnplates offer a clean, level grade installation...Read More

June 27,2016
The LT993 Brake Line/Brake Cylinder Fitting Re-Threading Kit from Lock Technology Inc. (LTI Tools) re-threads brake wheel cylinders, master cylinder fittings, ABS control module fittings and brake line fittings on the vehicle. It works on...Read More

June 27,2016
This extends coverage to reach 6.2 million additional passenger vehicles, and includes seven high-pressure gasoline direct injection mechanical fuel pumps and five fuel pump module assemblies. The new part numbers fit popular models such as the Volkswagen Jetta, Jeep Cherokee, Ford Edge, Ford Focus, Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai Sonata and Honda Accord.Read More

June 27,2016
Penray has introduced its new Pencool 4000 with two very distinct applications. The first application is used as a water-only Extended Life Coolants (ELC) orrosion inhibitor for marine applications. The second application is as an additive...Read More

June 27,2016
The company stated this new line has been launched as an affordable alternative to the high costs associated with OE parts purchased from the car dealer.Read More

June 27,2016
Dana Holding Corp. has joined a consortium that includes fuel-cell component developers, academic institutions and automaker BMW Group for a three-year project to develop and validate next-generation automotive fuel-cell stack technology and materials.Read More

From Brake & Front End
June 27,2016
The U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 507 (S. Res. 507) designating July 8 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.” The resolution was requested by...Read More

From UnderhoodService
June 27,2016
New vehicle quality has improved 6 percent, double the 3 percent rate of improvement in 2015, marking the largest increase since 2009, according to the...Read More
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TPMS Repair And Replacement Products Available From Advance Professional

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Ansell Launches New HyFlex Oil-Repellent Glove for Performance in Oily Environments

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