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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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The Case of the Missing Starter

I was called last fall by a client who owns a heavy-duty diesel shop to diagnose a no-cranking condition on his father-in-law’s 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe. Because his work is mainly with heavy-duty trucks, my client knew he was lacking both in tooling and...

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Inside The Bosch Xperience Mobile Technician Training

Robert Bosch LLC has been bringing technician training straight to the shop this year with its Bosch Xperience mobile tour, and when it rolled into The Swedish Solution in Orange Village, Ohio, a team of editors from Babcox Media had to check it out. In...

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Oklahoma Shops Organize To Join Auto Care Association

The auto shops in Tulsa, Okla., are organizing an effort to all join the Automotive Service Association in order to improve the overall service levels of the city. ABC Channel 8 in Tulsa, Okla., has the details: Randy Calley of Same Day Auto Repair...

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Service Adviser Pay Program Tips That Work

If you are looking to drive up your profits, you need to ensure you have service advisers that have the right attitude, aptitude and ethics. They will need to have the natural talent to sell, they will need to be well trained, and they will need to have...

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Speed Sensor Diagnostics: The 'If’s' of Sensors and Speed Explained

If all of the wheel speed sensors are generating a speed signal, and they all agree, the wheel speed sensor (WSS) is not an issue, but something else might be, possibly an intermittent wiring fault in one of the WSS circuits. If one of the WSS...

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What is Brake Noise? The Basics of Diagnosing NVH

What does your shop do when a brake noise complaint enters the service bays? Does it end up hurting productivity for the rest of the day as a technician randomly applies lubes, pastes and sprays to the brake system hoping that the problem will be...

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How Does a Dual Clutch Transmission Work?

Dual clutch transmissions are like ­having two manual transmissions shifting together while being controlled like an automatic transmission. This is the transmission of the future because it is lighter than an automatic and is just as ­efficient...

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John Heist Appointed Chairman of ETI's Mechanical Systems Group

STAR EnviroTech’s OE Account Manager, John Heist, has been appointed to the position of Chairman of ETI’s Mechanical Systems Group (MSG). He is also one of the newer members of ETI’s Board of Directors. MSG supports manufacturers of tools and...

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Snap-on Offers Top 14.2 Reasons To Upgrade To Latest Diagnostic Software Release

Keeping the diagnostic tools up-to-date is critical, because without the latest vehicle coverage, professional technicians simply cannot service as many vehicles in a day. Snap-on Software Upgrade 14.2 supercharges the Snap-on family of diagnostic tools...

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Tell Us Your Top 5 Tools and Win!

Send in your list of your five favorite tools and equipment that help you most in the shop, and you could be chosen to win a $25 gift card for Bass Pro Shops. From scan tools to flashlights, impact wrenches to on-car brake lathes or computer systems...

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Nissan Group announced total U.S. sales for July 2014 of 121,452 units, an increase of 11.4 percent over the prior-year and a July record. Nissan highlights: Nissan Division set a July record with 112,914 sales in...Read More

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From AutoCarePro
September 2,2014
Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ Fel-Pro Gaskets brand has introduced three PermaTorque MLS multi-layer-steel head gasket sets for a variety of popular 2.5L...Read More

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September 2,2014
Arnott Air Suspension Products, a leader in aftermarket air suspension products and accessories, recently announced a significant enhancement to its BMW...Read More

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September 2,2014
United Motor Products now offers a complete product line of ignition coils, coil-on-plug assemblies and related components. The line includes overage for...Read More

From AutoCarePro
September 2,2014
Gabriel (Ride Control LLC) announces its national Fall “Dash for the Cash Legendary Sales Event,” offering consumers a mail-in rebate for the price...Read More

From AutoCarePro
September 2,2014
From Tire Review The NHTSA has recalled 1,492 Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. Wild Country Radial XTX Sport 265/65R18 tires. The affected tires, manufactured...Read More

From AutoCarePro
September 2,2014
Robert Bosch LLC, Automotive Aftermarket North America, has announced the launch of a new trade advertising campaign targeting the rapidly increasing DIFM...Read More

From AutoCarePro
September 2,2014
The all-new Service Professionals Program at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) will feature customized education sessions, facilitated roundtable...Read More

From AutoCarePro
August 28,2014
Selling, mounting and balancing custom wheels can be a profitable business, but what about tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) sensors? According...Read More

From AutoCarePro
August 27,2014
Save This Date: On Wednesday, Sept. 10, Customer Service expert Bill Haas will teach a FREE live, online course called "Service Selling Skills – Close...Read More

From AutoCarePro
August 27,2014
Philips Automotive North America, a division of Royal Philips, has developed special packaging to prevent piracy and protect customers from buying counterfeit...Read More

From AutoCarePro
August 27,2014
Keeping the diagnostic tools up-to-date is critical, because without the latest vehicle coverage, professional technicians simply cannot service as many...Read More

From AutoCarePro
August 27,2014
Tenneco recently showcased its suite of ride performance technologies on current production vehicles and demonstrated advanced suspension technologies...Read More
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Fel-Pro Introduces Three Exclusive Head Gasket Sets For Popular Subaru Engines

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Clutch Repairs Made Easy: Making Use of Something We Normally Throw Away

Clutch replacement is a job that normally takes a good bit of time, and we want the job to go right the first time. Whether it’s a 4-wheel drive Ford F-450 or a Chevrolet Cobalt, we don’t want...More

Custom Wheels and TPMS: What Are Your Options?

Selling, mounting and balancing custom wheels can be a profitable business, but what about tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) sensors? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...More

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