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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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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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Toyota: Rough idle, surging between 500 to 800 RPM

Model: 2005 Toyota Avalon and some models with similar system configurations, such as 2006 Camry models. Condition: The customer ­complains that the check engine light is on, rough idle and engine idle surging between 500 and 800 rpm. The technician...

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Volkswagen: Engine Does Not Start

Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX, 2.8L Complaint: The customer says the vehicle will not start. Cause: Confirmed the customer’s complaint and found the vehicle did not start. Connected a scan tool and found the following codes: • 17978...

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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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How a battery works

  The first documented battery that used two dissimilar metals with an electrolyte between them was invented in 1800. Known as the voltaic pile after...Read More

 

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

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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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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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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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ESCO announces the release of their 30th anniversary catalog, available now in digital format on its website at www.esco.net. This newest catalog released...Read More

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Specially formulated to create a tough, long-lasting finish that resists scratches and nicks, new and improved PlastiKote Car Color aerosol paint provides...Read More

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MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. recently kicked off the fourth annual MAHLE Aftermarket Champion Technician Contest, designed to spotlight talented and forward-thinking...Read More

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Delphi Product & Service Solutions has announced the addition of 205 new fuel modules, three new electric fuel pumps, eight new universal fuel pumps...Read More

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The Auto International Association (AIA), a segment of the Auto Care Association, will present its 26th annual AIA Import Product and Marketing Awards...Read More

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The Gates Corp. has released version 2.0 of the NaviGates mobile app, an automotive service app that enables users to easily search for belt...Read More
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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...More

Federated Racing Team Goes Pink In October For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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 is selling pink ribbons that will be placed on the...More

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...More

Toyota: Rough idle, surging between 500 to 800 RPM

Model: 2005 Toyota Avalon and some models with similar system configurations, such as 2006 Camry models. Condition: The customer ­complains that the check engine light is on, rough idle and engine...More

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...More

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....More

Motor Guard Expands Line of Rigid Sanding Blocks

Motor Guard has expanded its line of Super-Rigid Big Block models for fast and aggressive blocking of aluminum or steel. Engineered from super-dense yet light-weight materials, these new sanding blocks...More

Steck’s Axle Popper Helps Break Stubborn Loose Half Shafts

Steck Manufacturing Company has released the Axle Popper (P/N 71415). Break loose half shafts from transaxle on FWD cars using your air hammer. Axle Popper II is Steck’s air tool version of its original...More