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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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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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Pulling Codes: Good Guys Vs. Bad Guys

The Story of U0100 This article will document Code U0100 — Lost Communication with the ECM/PCM. In the world of automotive module-to-module communication, it can mimic a good guy/bad guy situation — the good guy has made an attempt to communicate...

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Snap-on Franchisee Conference Introduces Latest Tool & Equipment Innovations

The Snap-on Tools Franchisee Conference (SFC), held in Orlando, FL, played host to more than 8,000 registered attendees this past weekend; including principals representing more than 3,000 North American routes as well as their families and guests. The...

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2014 Fiat 500 Abarth

With the addition of three new stops on the 2014 schedule, Fiat 500 Abarth owners will now have more opportunities to develop their driving skills in the one-day Abarth Track Experience. The Fiat 500 Abarth’s...Read More

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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

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On Aug. 18, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) released an advance notice of proposed rulemaking with a goal of requiring...Read More

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The non-profit Car Care Council has totally redesigned its popular Car Care Guide, adding 20 additional pages of new information to help motorists be car...Read More

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Jamie McMurray and the No. 1 McDonald’s Chevrolet led a race-high 138 laps and crew chief Keith Rodden took home his second MOOG Steering and Suspension...Read More

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From Tire Review Michelin and the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) have joined forces to launch a new campaign – Beyond the Driving...Read More

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Robert Bosch LLC has established an education scholarship and employment grant program through the Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Foundation with...Read More

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