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Fuel Trims And AFR Sensors

Fuel trims are a difficult topic to cover in a matter of a few pages. But this summer, an old friend and former teaching partner arrived at our local car show with the check engine light illuminated on his 2004 Holden Monaro, which was imported from...

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Preventive Maintenance Profits: Preferred Automotive, Jenkintown, PA

With the summer months heating up and cross-country road trips beginning, many people want to make sure their vehicles are prepped for the long haul. For the first-ever July edition of Maintenance Chronicles, we will focus on Preferred Automotive Specialists,...

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Toyota Charging System Diagnostics

According to my experience, I estimate that replacing the alternator solves 95% of all charging system failures. If that’s true, what happens in the remaining 5% of charging system failures that results in customer comebacks? To explore charging system...

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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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VIDEO: Aluminum Suspension Inspection

VIDEO: Andrew Markel answers a reader question about threadlocking compound, what to do with it when you see it during a repair, and how it relates to aluminum suspension components. From 2012 to 2015, aluminum consumption for new vehicles increased...

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Making Sense Of Steering Angle Sensor Input And Data

Measuring the­ ­position angle, rate of turn and force of the steering wheel is critical for Electronic Stability Control (ESC) systems. Scan tools call these Steering Angle Sensors (SAS) and typically display the information in degrees. The SAS...

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The Humble Mechanic Answers Your Questions

Charles is taking your automotive questions. If you have a question about a car, car repair, DIYs on your car, Volkswagen, mechanic’s tools, or anything car related, ask it up. If you have a car question for a show like this, email him [email protected]...

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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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In seconds, users are able to release seized hardware from corrosion or threadlock compounds and other adhesives without the collateral damage and safety risks of an open flame.Read More

 

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The new filters are ideal for use in racing and high-performance streetcars, and designed to help provide the winning edge in extreme operating conditions.Read More

Andrew Markel introduces a 30-minute webinar on the top TSBs of 2016 and how they can help diagnose vehicles in 2017. Sponsored by Federated Auto Parts.Read More

The 5/8" opening of the pliers properly fits spark plug wire boots to help prevent damage. The offset design works great on boots with heat sleeves found on some GM engines. Read More

The new offering features five commercial-grade models and covers a wide range of boosting applications, from occasional use passenger vehicle boosting to heavy-duty boosting of over-the-road trucks and heavy agricultural equipment. Read More

The Snap-on KETN843A EPIQ 84" 16-Drawer Roll Cab features drawers in a variety of widths, depths and heights for storing a wide assortment of Snap-on tools and products.Read More

Quaker State's "Best in Class Challenge" is a six-week automotive education program featuring high school auto shops from across the United States.Read More

Four new intake manifold gasket kits and five new head gasket kits cover GM engines from the 1997-2009 model years.Read More

Using Mobile Manager Pro, shops will be able to take photos of needed repairs for inspections and send the results directly to customers via text message. Service advisers also will be able to communicate with technicians by using the team chat feature built into the tablets and computers.Read More

Autologic Diagnostics, a provider of a fully integrated cloud-connected vehicle diagnostic support solution, announced it has entered into a licensing agreement with Volvo Car...Read More

CRP Automotive has added a newly re-engineered Power Steering Pump to its line up of AAE new and remanufactured power steering components. The AAE...Read More
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Mychanic A/C Powered Light Adapts to Your Environment

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New Maxstar 161 Welding Power Source from Miller Delivers Up to 160 Amps

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