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Honda Civic: Failed PCMs And CAN System Diagnostics

It’s not unusual for me to get help requests through my e-mail. Sometimes it’s from working technicians, other times it’s from vehicle owners who can’t get their problems solved through professional repair shops. In early 2014, I received one...

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Servicing Mercedes-Benz AIRMATIC Suspensions

The Mercedes-Benz AIRMATIC suspension system was introduced in 1999 on the S-Class and has subsequently been used on the E-Class and most of the automaker’s SUVs. The system employs electronically controlled air springs that provide an ideal balance...

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Mazda: Performing Regular Undercar Maintenance

In this article, we’ll take a look at brake and undercar service on the Mazda vehicle lineup, with the footnote that even though this type of work ­becomes routine when you have a preventive maintenance mindset, good work habits from beginning to end...

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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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Modern coolants, in their many colors and compositions, have helped extend the service intervals and replacement schedules of cooling system components. Driven in part by the OEMs longer powertrain warranty, many components are engineered to last beyond this "magic number," sometimes up to 100,000 miles.Read More

 

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There was a time when I would have said, "No, absolutely not" to that question. I used to hate meetings. If you're nodding in agreement right now, you're not alone. And for the most part, you're not wrong to hate them.Read More

Photos courtesy of Jim Katzenburger If you had told Chris Cloutier six years ago that he would be running a successful...Read More

The bearings that support the crankshaft play a critical role in handling the power the engine produces as well as engine durability. Because of this, bearing selection, fit and installation can make or break your engine build. If a bearing is not strong enough to handle a high horsepower application, it may fret or fatigue and fail. The last thing you want to see are little flakes of metal in the oil pan and filter. A spun bearing is even worse, especially if it happens at high RPM because it will usually break a rod and destroy the engine.Read More

Permatex, a leading innovator in chemical technology for automotive maintenance and repair, has added a revolutionary automotive first to its #1 selling Fast Orange...Read More

Federated Car Care Centers work hard to keep America’s vehicles on the road. As a thank you, Federated will award one lucky Car Care...Read More

Running May through September, this new sweepstakes awards service technicians one contest entry for every Dorman window regulator purchase made through qualified parts providers.Read More

Streamlight Inc. introduced its 18650 Lithium Ion Battery and Charger, designed to energize the growing line of Streamlight products that accept 18650 rechargeable batteries. The new, dual power input charging system permits charging through either AC/DC or USB power sources.Read More

Keep your tools within reach with Homak Manufacturing’s RS Series offers 41” chest and roller cabinet combinations in black, yellow, blue, green and orange. Each...Read More

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The new Snap-on CTGR8855 18V Lithium Cordless Angle Grinder is the next step in grinders. It is similar to the CTGR8850, but features a...Read More

ProMAXX Tool has announced the availability of a ProKit for the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Dakota and Dodge Durango. The ultra-slim design and versatility helps it address limited access areas that are common in the V8-powered Grand Cherokee. The tool uses three precision-ground guide bearings to facilitate precise boring of the damaged studs and keeping the tool within the envelope of the cylinder head. Read More
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Focus On Brake Friction For Safety

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Urethane Supply’s Plastic Welder Features Self-Contained Nitrogen Generation System

Urethane Supply Company offers its new 6066-CG Nitrocell Nitrogen Plastic Welder. Nitrogen welding is a fast and efficient way of repairing damaged thermoplastic vehicle body panels, and the new 6066-CG...More

Compact Impact Wrench from Beta Tools Packs Power

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