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ASE G1: Drive Belt Inspection, Replacement

The ASE G1 Certification test contains 55 scored questions, plus 10 unscored ­research questions, that cover a range of skills and knowledge related to maintenance and light repairs in engine systems, automatic transmission/transaxle, manual drivetrain...

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Amateurs and Hacks Provide Job Security For Automotive Service Professionals

Two cars pull up in front of my shop. The drivers didn’t come in, but I heard the commotion from my office window. The boyfriend opens the hood of his girlfriend’s car. They both stare at the engine; she tells the boyfriend that she was supposed...

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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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Inside Import Car Collision Warning, Automatic Braking Systems

Anything that moves under its own power also has to stop, so brakes have been a safety feature on cars since day one. Over the years, technical innovations such as antilock brakes (ABS) have ­improved the ability to stop with minimal skidding on...

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Intermittent Engine Misfire Analysis

Even for an experienced diagnostic technician, ­attempting to diagnose an intermittent misfire ­condition that occurs only under specific driving conditions can be a frustrating exercise. Let’s begin by getting the basics out of the way. As we know,...

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Honda: Easy Fix for Engine Noise

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 only when warm. The cause of the problem is that the rocker...

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Using Recalls, TSBs as Brake Job Tools

You are getting ready to perform a brake job on a vehicle. While checking the torque specifications on the vehicle, you decide to hit the tab with TSBs and recalls. All of a sudden you are staring at a screen of brake recall notices and TSBs for that...

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Causes of Clutch Failure: Diagnosing Chatter

One of the most difficult clutch-related problems is chatter. Chatter is sometimes difficult to diagnose because it has many root causes, and some of them may not seem related at first. Chatter can be detected as a pulsing or a grabbing sensation that...

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GM: Simple Steering Noise Fix

Before you replace that Chevrolet Avalanche steering rack because of a variety of strange noises — wait. There might be a very simple repair. Owners of the GM truck and SUV models listed below may comment that they are hearing a pop, click or clunking...

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5 Tool Storage Tips

  As a technician, you likely own thousands of dollars worth of tools and equipment, and require tool storage capacity to hold them all, along with carts and accessories to help move those tools around your work area. Here are a few items...

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Streamlight Donates $75,000 To The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Streamlight Inc. recently contributed more than $75,000 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), a not-for-profit organization with a mission to achieve prevention of and a cure for breast cancer. Since 2010, Streamlight has donated $525,000 to...

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AVI Announces New Live Stream 8 (LS-8) Webcast Event

On Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at 6 p.m. analytical expert Ron Bilyeu will be teaching a free live, online course called “Computer Engine Data – Make Testing Quicker.”   In this webcast, Ron Bilyeu will take online attendees through the...

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head gaskets and fasteners

The relationship between head gaskets and head bolts is an intimate one. The clamping load applied by the head bolts is what allows the...Read More

 

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The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) has debuted a series of “Ask Joe” videos to help attendees prepare for AAPEX and grow their business...Read More

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Snap-on has added free VERUS PRO Training Solutions videos to its website at http://diagnostics.snapon.com/trainingsolutions. The 10 modules are designed...Read More

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On Friday, Nov. 14, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket...Read More

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Fuse5, an associate sponsor for the Ken Schrader Racing, Inc. team, has been supporting the annual KSR PINK campaign with its pink decals on...Read More

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As a way to show appreciation for auto service professionals who work hard every day to keep America driving down on road, Mitchell 1...Read More

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The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) 2014 Mobile App includes new content and many features to help attendees get ready for the event when...Read More

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PaceSetter Performance Products, designers and manufacturers of quality-made, affordably-priced exhaust systems and components, now offers a direct-fit...Read More

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With its new full service kit now available, Walker has announced a new concept in selling engine management sensor solutions. What is a Full-Service...Read More

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AB Catalytic, EnginePro, Phillips & Temro, Precision Torque, Pronto Brakes and SureFlo are the latest brands to join ShowMeTheParts.com. With these...Read More

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The Penray Companies Inc. has announced what it described as "ambitious plans" for AAPEX 2014, with special emphasis on featuring fuel system additives...Read More
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Check Out The October Issue Of ImportCar Magazine

A digital version of the October issue of ImportCar is available on-line. CLICK HERE to access the easy-to-view digital version that features articles on Engine Misfire Analysis, Active Braking Systems,...More

AAPEX Debuts 'Ask Joe' Videos

The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) has debuted a series of “Ask Joe” videos to help attendees prepare for AAPEX and grow their business while at the event. AAPEX is slated for Tuesday,...More

Inside Import Car Collision Warning, Automatic Braking Systems

Anything that moves under its own power also has to stop, so brakes have been a safety feature on cars since day one. Over the years, technical innovations such as antilock brakes (ABS) have ­improved...More

Hyundai: Power Steering Oil Pump Whine

Before replacing a power steering oil pump for a whine noise condition, check the oil pump reservoir filter screen for contamination. If the filter screen at the bottom of the oil pump reservoir is clogged,...More

Domestic TPMS Guide

Chrysler TPMS Chrysler uses a Schrader Electronics or VDO TPMS system on just about every late-model vehicle. Chrysler has never used a band sensor in any of its platforms. On some 2004 and 2005 models,...More

Using Recalls, TSBs as Brake Job Tools

You are getting ready to perform a brake job on a vehicle. While checking the torque specifications on the vehicle, you decide to hit the tab with TSBs and recalls. All of a sudden you are staring...More

Snap-on Adds Free VERUS PRO Training Solutions Modules To Website

Snap-on has added free VERUS PRO Training Solutions videos to its website at http://diagnostics.snapon.com/trainingsolutions. The 10 modules are designed to help navigate the features and functionality...More

Newly Redesigned Forward Lift CR14 Four-Post Lift Features Higher Rise, Longer Platforms And Greater Durability

Forward Lift has made several upgrades to its 14,000-lb. capacity CR14 four-post lift to improve operator ergonomics and lift durability. The improvements add rise height and include new lifting components...More