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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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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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Live-Axle Wheel Bearing Replacement

Replacing wheel bearings on a vehicle with a live rear axle may not be one of the most frequent jobs, but it can be one of the most profitable. While the basics have not changed in more than 60 years, new seal materials and differential designs have...

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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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The Obama Administration finalized fuel economy standards in 2012 designed to increase fuel efficiency standards to 54.5 mpg for passenger cars and light-truck applications by 2025. This push for greater efficiency, reduced greenhouse gas...Read More
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    Hunter’s Quick Check And Quick Tread Fully Integrated With AutoServe1

    Hunter Engineering’s Quick Check and Quick Tread now fully integrate with the AutoServe1 digital vehicle inspection and customer communication system. According to AutoServe1, its product is one of the only digital inspection solutions to deliver this integration to the independent auto repair industry.

  • Mevotech Named Uni-Select Network’s 2015 Top Ontario Supplier

    Uni-Select Network recently named Mevotech LP as its Top Ontario Supplier for 2015. The award, presented to Mevotech on April 21 during Uni-Select’s annual Ontario Supplier Awards ceremony, recognizes Mevotech’s outstanding fill rates, lead times,

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    Check Out The May Issue Of ImportCar Magazine

    A digital version of the May issue of ImportCar is available on-line. Click to access the easy-to-view digital version that features articles on installing spark plugs, Audi turbochargers, air ride systems on BMWs, Hyundai alignment, a host of import tech tips, and more!

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From Brake & Front End
May 25,2016
A new survey from AutoMD.com indicates that the lengthening vehicle ownership cycle is impacting vehicle purchasing. The survey, conducted online among...Read More

May 25,2016
Dayco announced it received two President’s Awards for Catalog Excellence during the 2016 Automotive Content Professionals Network (ACPN) Knowledge Exchange Conference. Dayco received a Silver Award in the Web Catalog category for its catalog...Read More

May 25,2016
The release boosts Valeo's Nissan compressor U.S. market coverage to 89 percent, or 7 million vehicles on the road today.Read More

From Brake & Front End
May 25,2016
Twenty-five Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper winners in the Muscle Car Madness Sweepstakes gathered in Indianapolis site of the Mecum’s 2016 Indy Spring Classic...Read More

May 25,2016
As the days get longer and hotter, Snap-on has tools that will equip techs to help their customers beat the heat. The National Weather Service and the Weather Company are both predicting well-above average...Read More

From Brake & Front End
May 23,2016
Monster unleashes the new Monster Mobile Original Glove (P/N MST08) for vehicle service technicians. The durable, machine washable synthetic leather...Read More

May 23,2016
The 943 FL5 Flexible Hexagon Nut Spinners are offered in six sizes: 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8 and 10. The tools feature a flexible shaft to access fasteners even with obstructions in the way.Read More

May 23,2016
The new catalog highlights the full North American Voodoo Ride line, plus products for international customers.Read More

May 23,2016
TI Automotive modules are available to cover a wide range of vehicles from sports cars to pickup trucks.Read More

May 23,2016
Streamlight Inc. introduced the lightweight, high lumen, ProTac 1L-1AA. The latest compact addition to the ProTac series of tactical lights offers the added convenience of using either one CR123A or AA lithium battery, or...Read More

May 23,2016
The HZ668-1 Tire Sensor Mounting Tool is designed to easily position small, rounded VDO REDI Sensors into their rubber containers.Read More

May 23,2016
With the VT36, a service manager or technician can quickly diagnose a vehicle's TPMS sensors in the parking lot before entering it into the service bay. All sensor data is displayed in seconds: ID, battery status, tire temperature and pressure. Read More
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GM TPMS Tips

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LTI Tools Offers Universal Wheel Bearing Hub Removal Tool

Safely remove all frozen hubs instantly with LTI Tools’ Universal Hub Shocker Wheel Bearing Hub Removal Tool (LT830A). Its universal fit mounts to all axle bolted hubs – 5-, 6- and 8-lug hubs....More

TrakMotive Introduces New Replacement Intermediate Shafts

Trakmotive has announced the release of two new intermediate shafts to complement the company’s axle program. These units are currently in stock and ready to ship. TrakMotive recommends replacing...More

Registration Open for ETI’s 36th Tech Week

Since 1947, the Equipment and Tool Institute has been meeting with automakers in order to fulfill one of the association’s most important goals, which is to provide member companies an ongoing stream...More

STAR EnviroTech Sponsors U.S. Military Veteran Automotive Scholarship

STAR EnviroTech is working with the University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF) to fund a Military Veteran Automotive Scholarship. The scholarship is open to any active or honorably discharged...More