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Chevrolet: Navigation Information Not Displaying Accurate Location

Customers may complain the navigation radio is not displaying the correct vehicle location icon on the map accurately after a radio or battery has been replaced or after battery power has been removed from the radio. The vehicle location icon accuracy...

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What’s a Battery?

  The first documented battery that used two dissimilar metals with an electrolyte between them was invented in 1800. Known as the voltaic pile after its ­inventor, Volta, this early battery consisted of copper and zinc discs piled on top of...

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Installing Spark Plugs: Torque and Gap Are Critical

When installing spark plugs, a technician must be aware of the torque specifications for that particular plug. Remember that either overtorquing or undertorquing a spark plug will affect the quality of the installation and the performance of the vehicle’s...

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ASE A5: Brake Fluid and Bleeding Sequence

The ASE A5 Test includes a portion on brake fluid, bleeding, flushing and leak testing. You must know how to: • Diagnose poor stopping, pulling, dragging, or incorrect pedal travel caused by problems in the brake fluid; determine needed repairs. •...

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North Dakota Woman Goes From Daycare To Auto Repair

Everyone reading this, raise your hand if you ran a daycare before working in or owning an auto repair shop. Anyone? Well, that’s the story for Elyzabeth Goerger, who was recently profiled in North Dakota’s Prairie Business. Georger is the...

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South Dakota Tech Program Graduates In High Demand

The automotive repair industry, in certain pockets of the country, has a labor force problem. There either isn’t enough technicians to go around, or not enough properly trained technicians to go around. This isn’t the case in Sioux Falls, SD. What...

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Are You Chasing Weights?

It has happened to all tire techs, probably more than once. You balance a tire, put the weights on, drop the hood again for a check spin — and the balancer comes up asking for more weight. Fine. You add more weight, drop the hood and...it asks for...

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Cadillac CTS Alignment Spec

The first-generation Cadillac CTS was introduced in 2003 and ended production in the 2007 model year. The Cadillac CTS was built on GM’s rear-wheel drive Sigma platform. The CTS for years 2003-’07 came with two suspension packages­ — standard...

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Nissan Maxima Brake Job Tips

Called the four-door sports car by Nissan, the 2004-2008 Maxima brake system is easy to service with very few complaints of brake noise or pulsation. The system used the same brake pads, rotors and calipers on all models. There were some changes in...

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Midtronics Launches Informational Microsite

  Midtronics, Inc. has launched an informational microsite — or mini website — to provide customers with detailed information about the company’s newest diagnostic platform — the DSS-7000 Battery Service Diagnostic System. The microsite...

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German Tool Specialist KC Tool Announces Addition of Gedore Tools

As of August 1 KC Tool became the first certified reseller of Gedore Tools in the United States already adding more than 2,500 Gedore tools to its selection of German made tools. KC Tool plans to add an additional 6,000 Gedore Tools over the next few...

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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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We often encounter engines that have a cold-start knock or ticking noise. In this case, the 3.5-L V6 engines installed in various Honda models can make a knocking or ticking noise at idle and...Read More

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Rotary Lift has updated its SM series of 14,000-lb. capacity four-post lifts to provide greater productivity and durability through a higher rise height,...Read More

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Magneti Marelli Holding USA announced that its exhaust system manufacturing plant located in Independence Township, Mich., near Clarkston, recently celebrated...Read More

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September 30,2014
As part of its new brand identity initiative, ATP Automotive has introduced new packaging for its popular transmission filter kits. “ATP transmission...Read More

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September 30,2014
Bar’s Leaks has combined three of its popular stop leak products into a unique new multipurpose formula that can eliminate engine, transmission and power...Read More

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September 30,2014
Ryan Newman was one of the final two drivers to qualify for the Chase for the Sprint Cup, but he, crew chief Luke Lambert and the No. 31 Quicken Loans...Read More

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September 29,2014
Federated Auto Parts and Ken Schrader Racing have teamed up again this year in the battle against breast cancer. In its annual PINK campaign, the team...Read More

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September 26,2014
While it’s too late for rookie driver Kyle Larson to join the Chase for the Sprint Cup field, his crew chief, Chris Heroy, is making plenty of noise...Read More

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September 25,2014
CRP Automotive has introduced Pentosin ATF 1 LV Fully Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid, recommended for Mercedes-Benz 236.10, 236.12 and 236.14 specifications....Read More

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September 25,2014
Sherwin Williams Automotive Finishes has taken its custom expertise to a whole new level with the introduction of its complete Rod & Restoration Custom...Read More

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September 25,2014
MAHLE Aftermarket, Service Solutions will demonstrate its newest solution to help technicians work smarter, faster and get more done, in less time, at...Read More

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Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC will launch the next generation of its active safety technologies in 2015, introducing stationary vehicle braking...Read More
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Chevrolet: Navigation Information Not Displaying Accurate Location

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  The first documented battery that used two dissimilar metals with an electrolyte between them was invented in 1800. Known as the voltaic pile after its ­inventor, Volta, this early battery consisted...More

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In this Tech Tip Wally Mouradian discusses GM variable cam timing – the characteristics and common issues that lie within. Learn how the oil solenoid and actuator are used to manipulate the cam’s position. Like...More

Tech Tip: What is Horsepower

More importantly – what is the relationship between torque and horsepower? In this tech tip, Ron Bilyue explains the importance of the relationship between horsepower and torque, the important factor...More

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The Beta Tools of Italy #952 Socket-Head T-handle Wrench provides superior access to hard-to-reach fasteners because of the length, which can be from 16” to 20”. Additionally, the socket is a swivel-head,...More

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