These additions increase import coverage for a variety of vehicle makes, including Honda, Isuzu, Kia, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota and Volvo.
Although cases involving contaminated gasoline are relatively rare nowadays, they still occur. In many cases, the technician has replaced the fuel pump or mass air flow (MAF) sensor to address a P0171/P0174 “lean-condition” DTC with no result. In all likelihood, the technician didn’t consider the possibility that the vehicle’s fuel might be contaminated with E85 gasoline, diesel fuel, stale gasoline, or, to a lesser degree, sugar and water.
Tenneco has introduced new brake pad sets to the Monroe Total Solution line of ultra-premium ceramic and semi-metallic brake pads. The new pad SKUs cover over two million popular late-model passenger vehicles, and the Monroe Total Solution line now offers 97-percent coverage of domestic- and foreign-nameplate applications.
The question that I often hear about the Duramax is “What kind of problems do you see with these engines?” I have to admit that these engines have a great reputation. While some problems have plagued a few of the Duramax engines, there hasn’t been anything as detrimental as what other manufacturers have had to deal with. There are always going to be issues with anything that has to do with internal combustion. The best way to examine the Duramax would be to break down the engines by their generation and evaluate issues of each.
The General Motors 3.1L V6 engine enjoyed a long production run from 1988 through 2005. More than 10 million of these engines were built during this period. The engine itself went through continual evolution and improvement during its production life, including Gen II and Gen III versions, plus an “Enhanced 3100” version from 1999 to 2001.
This Tech Tip applies to Chevy/GMC, Ford, Mazda and Isuzu 4-wheel-drive vehicles equipped with transfer case motors. Most units fail because of water or mud intrusion. Carefully inspect the motor boot or protective coverings. Be sure the connector seals can keep water and debris out. Check the wiring harness and connector. Replace or repair wiring as necessary. After installation, periodically select 4-wheel-drive mode to ensure operation when needed.
DENSO Products and Services Americas has released its 398-page catalog that covers automotive, light truck and van applications for A/C system elements such as compressors, condensers, drier accumulators, expansion devices and evaporators.
Import Specialist Contributor Gary Goms discusses how contaminated fuel can mimic the symptoms produced by defective fuel pumps, fuel injectors and fuel control components like mass air flow (MAF) sensors. Although cases involving contaminated gasoline are relatively rare nowadays, they still occur. In many cases, the technician has replaced the fuel pump or MAF sensor to address a P0171/P0174 “lean-condition” DTC with no result.
According to ACDelco, the Professional All Makes Wire Sets are a premium offering yet competitively priced, matching the original equipment of various manufacturers in design, color and quality.
Centric Parts has released an updated version of its Centric Parts 2013 Sistemas de Frenos Mexico (Brake Systems Mexico) catalog, with listings for more than 27 Mexican national vehicle makes and 204 models spanning model years 1974 through 2013.
CARDONE Industries has announced increased transfer case motor coverage with A1 CARDONE Reman Transfer Case Motors.
Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket has been selected by Federated Auto Parts as a new distributor for its VDO REDI-Sensor Multi-Application TPMS Sensors. VDO REDI-Sensor TPMS Sensors will be offered as part of the Federated Co-Man program, which is distributed out of the Federated Co-Man Warehouse in Staunton, Va. The Federated Co-Man program was founded in 1999, and is jointly owned by Federated members.