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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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The new VDO Xtreme LED Tachometer lets drivers select up to four separate shift points and play back the run in "real time" or slow motion (1/4 speed). The tachometer is designed to handle applications from 2 to 10 cylinders and multiple ignition coils. Read More

 

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National FFA Vice President Sara Draper and North Carolina FFA Vice President Kortney Smith toured WIX's Allen Plant, where most of the production and manufacturing focuses on heavy-duty offerings. The students got to see first-hand how a combination of WIX team members and automation create more than 1 million filters each week.Read More
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State emissions tests need to be done, but when a vehicle does not pass the test the first time, where do you look? This Real Fix provides multiple diagnostic procedures that could lead you to the fault. Kiss that ugly engine coolant temperature sensor wiring harness damage goodbye and ensure that the Saturn passes the emissions test with flying colors.Read More
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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 emissions and better energy security set in motion the need for an improved motor oil capable of superior lubricant performance. The proposed International Lubricants Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC) GF-6 specification would answer the industry's need for this more robust motor oil.Read More

The digital version of the May issue of Underhood Service is available on-line. Click to access the easy-to-view digital version that features articles on automatic temperature sensors, over-voltaged PCMs, TPMS, ignition, a host of Tech Tips, and more!Read More

Dayco received a Silver Award in the Web Catalog category for its catalog on DaycoProducts.com and a Silver Award in the Mobile App category for its VIN-scanning parts look-up smartphone app.Read More

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

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 in...Read More

The Snap-on A/C Equipment and Tools Flyer features recharging and recycling, leak detecting and servicing, and other important tools necessary to help shops prepare for what could be one of the hottest summers on record. Read More
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There are warranties, and then there are lifetime warranties. Some people won’t buy anything unless it has a substantial warranty attached to it. My dad was one of those guys. It didn’t matter what it was as long as he could get a warranty with it, and he would be as proud as a peacock whenever he got the chance to take advantage of it. Read More
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One of the ways automakers squeeze more horsepower and torque from an engine is by adding variable valve timing (VVT) to the valvetrain. A conventional camshaft has fixed valve lift, duration and timing; so, the grind is always a compromise between fuel economy, performance and emissions. But with VVT, duration, valve overlap and timing can be changed on the go to optimize engine performance at different RPM, loads and operating conditions.Read More
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GF-6 Oil Specification: What It Means For Your Shop

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...More

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...More

Hydro-Boost: The Non-Vacuum Booster

Hydro-boost brake boosters can be mysterious to the untrained technician because part-swapping will not solve some brake issues. These systems use the pressure of the power steering pump to power the brake...More

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

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