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The Why, Where, When of TPMS Sensors

To understand any TPMS relearn procedure, you have to understand this: Sensors only transmit, they do not receive. No vehicle asks a sensor for information on how it is doing. I know you’re thinking a sensor does receive signals when the vehicle...

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Most Common Causes of Misfire Codes

A flashing check engine light and a P0301 to P0312 diagnostic trouble code (DTC) is a surefire indication that one or more cylinders are misfiring. Occasional misfires may pass unnoticed, but a steady misfire is hard to miss. The engine usually feels...

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Pattern Failures of MAF and MAP Sensors

Pattern failures are those failures that happen over and over again — and the same applies to how customers describe these failures. Customers might unknowingly give you the answer to their problem without needing to open the hood. In this article,...

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Second-rate parts mean second-rate results

When it comes to diagnosing a problem, one of the biggest mistakes is thinking that the problem is gone after you’ve installed a new part. I’ve had vehicles brought in countless times with the same old story attached to them. The customer will say:...

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GearWrench Launches Street Team, a New Mobile Driver Program

GearWrench, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, has announced Street Team, a new program that gives independent mobile distributors the support of an established tool brand without the restrictions of a franchise. "Response to the program...

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AUTO 7 Named Approved Vendor For Automotive Parts Associates

Steven Kruss, president of Auto 7, which supplies Korean-made, OEM-quality automotive parts to distributors across North America, announced that Auto 7 has been named an approved vendor of Automotive Parts Associates (APA), one of the nation’s...

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Servicing The Electronically Adjustable Shocks Of Full-Sized GM Trucks

Since the 2000 model year, GM has offered electronically adjustable suspension as an option on Chevy, Cadillac and GMC full-size trucks. The system actuates the valving in the shocks to control ­suspension position and body attitude. The electronic...

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Diagnosing Clutch Assembly Noises

Noise can resonate from many areas of a ­vehicle’s driveline. There are several types of noises associated with the clutch assembly. The release bearing is most often blamed for being the cause of noise when, in many cases, it is not the release...

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Making Sense Of Steering Angle Sensor Input And Data

Measuring the­ ­position angle, rate of turn and force of the steering wheel is critical for Electronic Stability Control (ESC) systems. Scan tools call these Steering Angle Sensors (SAS) and typically display the information in degrees. The SAS...

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Victor’s Cash Back Program Makes Select Welders and Plasma Cutters More Affordable

Victor Technologies has launched its Cash Back Rebate program for customers in the United States and Canada. Between July 1 and Dec. 31, 2014, purchasers of select Tweco and Victor Thermal Dynamics systems can receive between $50 and $450 cash back....

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AVI To Provide Technicians with $1 Million in Free Training

AVI (Automotive Video Innovations) is giving back to the automotive community that has given so much opportunity to the Florida-based video company. To carry out that mission, AVI reports that it is pledging to give away $1 million worth of training...

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GearWrench Launches Street Team, a New Mobile Driver Program

GearWrench, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, has announced Street Team, a new program that gives independent mobile distributors the support of an established tool brand without the restrictions of a franchise. "Response to the program...

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Engine oil diagnostics

Due to the variables in engine design and ­operating conditions, internal engine oil ­consumption complaints are often the most difficult to solve. In some cases, oil consumption might be more severe under low-speed operation,...Read More
  • Diagnostics for Hyundai Fuel Systems and Emissions

    Hyundai Fuel System, Emissions Diagnostics

    Hyundai has done a good job of improving its ­offerings over the years from both an aesthetic and mechanical viewpoint. Complemented by a strong warranty and good value, the carmaker has been able to increase

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  • Kia Electrical Tech Tip

    Kia: Added Grounds Can Set Codes

    Additional grounds can typically benefit a vehicle’s electrical system. That is, unless the vehicle is a 2008-to-present Kia equipped with a battery sensor. If an extra ground cable is installed on the negative battery terminal,

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  • toe angle affects ride height

    How Ride Height Affects Toe Angle

    How can a mysterious case of tire wear occur in a perfectly aligned vehicle? It happens and the answers aren’t always simple. To better explain, let’s go back a few decades when I aligned a 1983 Mitsubishi rear-wheel drive (R

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July 31,2014
The MOOG Steering and Suspension brand has introduced 19 new replacement parts and time-saving alignment tools for more than 14.5 million North American...Read More

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Five lucky Federated Car Care customers have been chosen as the winners in the annual Federated “Get Dirty with Kenny” sweepstakes. These winners will...Read More

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July 31,2014
Dayco Products has announced enhancements to its award-winning website, DaycoProducts.com. Users of the website and its online catalog can now view Dayco...Read More

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July 31,2014
Carter Fuel Systems LLC, a U.S.-based manufacturer of original equipment and replacement fuel system products, has introduced more than 120 new “Carter...Read More

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July 31,2014
Airtex Fuel Delivery Systems, the world’s largest manufacturer of fuel pumps, has just launched the Spanish version of it’s award-winning FuelPumpU.com...Read More

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July 31,2014
This year’s AAPEXedu will address the most difficult challenges facing attendees by offering three, all-new customized programs and more than 40 education...Read More

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Having the most up-to-date shop and tech equipment is not a luxury; it is a necessity to compete in today’s marketplace. The new Snap-on Shop and Tech...Read More

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Spectra Premium’s latest product release includes 93 new SKUs, covering more than 54 million vehicles on the road today. The new part numbers include...Read More

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July 30,2014
Stant Corp. has awarded 10 scholarships through the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) Scholarship program. The Stant award winners are...Read More

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July 30,2014
AskPatty.com Inc. has announced that The Hybrid Shop (THS), a growing international network of dealers committed to providing expert care for hybrid-electric...Read More

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July 29,2014
Veyance Technologies, manufacturer of Goodyear Engineered Products and Gatorback belts, has launched the "Art of Silence" campaign, a marketing initiative...Read More

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July 29,2014
Centric Parts has begun delivering its Centric Parts 2014 Fleet Performance Brake Component Application Guide to customers. The updated catalog (FPBC2014)...Read More
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Getting An Accurate Toyota Tire Pressure

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