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Selling a belt at 90,000 miles is easy. ­But, making that new belt go 90,000 miles might be impossible without selling the complete belt job. With zero miles on an odometer, the belt is operating in the best possible ­environment. The tensioner is...

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APA Is ‘Shifting Into High Gear’ With 2015 Conference

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Applicable Models: 2004-’07 Mazda3 2005-’07 Mazda6 2006-’07 MX-5 vehicles During service/removal of fuel system parts on the above vehicles, the memory of the malfunctions and the long-term fuel trim need to be cleared by either removing the...

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Kia Driveability Diagnostics: Chasing Intermittent Gremlins

This month, we find ourselves looking at a 2004 Kia ­Sorrento that the owner says is losing power and stalling with no established pattern. It will run well for days or even weeks at a time without a problem, only to then act up without warning,...

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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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Ford: Low-Speed Strut Noise

MODELS: • 2006-2009 Fusion • 2007 Zephyr • 2007-2009 MKZ • 2006-2009 Milan Some vehicles built before 8/5/2008 may exhibit a popping, rubbing, grunting, squeaking, crunching or creaking type noise from the front strut mount when going over...

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Honda Civic Alignment Spec: 2006-'11

Built on a high-rigidity unit-body platform, the 2006-2011 Civic has a MacPherson strut front ­suspension and a multi-link rear suspension. The eighth generation switched from a high mounted to a low mounted steering rack and significantly increased...

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5 Mistakes Newbie Tire Techs Make

Ah, brand-new tire techs. I think of them somewhat as similar to puppies: cute, eager to please and clumsy as all get-out. Feed them regularly, play fetch the new tire with them, and make sure they get paper-trained (with training). Nothing can...

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Equipment and Tool Institute Launches an Important Market Research Study on New Car Buying Preferences of Consumers

In an effort to assist its members in having the latest market information and bringing new and improved equipment and tools to the marketplace, The Equipment and Tool Institute (ETI) has launched a series of Market Research Projects. The current...

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Redline Detection Names 2015 Redline Rock Star Performance Award Winner

Redline Detection has announced the winner of its 2015 Redline Rock Star Performance Award. Rob McNees of Truck Centers, Inc. (TCI) was selected by the Redline Technical Advisory Board as the winner and received more than $4,000 in cash and prizes from...

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Home Uncategorized Introducing the New Mac Tools 2008 Taskmaster

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Mac Tools (www.mactools.com) introduces the new 2008 Taskmaster – ET3008A. This comprehensive diagnostic tool covers early domestic OBD I systems and all OBD II protocols, including the Controller Area Network (CAN) protocol. CAN protocol was introduced in 2003 model year vehicles and is the mandated protocol in all new vehicles by 2008.

New Powerful Features of the Mac Tools 2008 Taskmaster – ET3008A include the following:
• NEW TaskMaster now includes Body and Chassis systems along with Engine, Transmission, ABS and Air bag
• NEW Repair Information – Typical Sensor/Data Specs
• NEW USA Domestic OBD I & OBD II coverage (1984 thru 2007)
• NEW USA Asian OBD I & OBD II coverage (1983 thru 2007)
• NEW Enhanced OBD II Mode 6 screens
• Domestic and Asian Enhanced Data & DTC’s
• Global OBD II Asian & European coverage (1996 thru 2007)

Data kits derived from the 2008 model are also available to enhance existing Mac Tools Taskmasters. These kits include the following:

U.S. 2007 Domestic Kit Vehicle Coverage – ET3774-14 – $299.99
• GM ’84 – 2007
• Ford ’84 – 2007
• Chrysler ’88 – 2007
• Jeep ’91 – 2007
• Saturn ’91 – 2007
• USA Asian ’96-2007 (Global OBD II)
• USA European ’96 – 2007 (Global OBD II)

U.S. 2007 Asian Vehicle Coverage – ET3774-15 – $299.99
• Honda ’85 – 2007
• Toyota ’88 – 2007
• Nissan ’87 – 2007
• Mitsubishi ’88 – 2007
• Mazda ’83 – 2007
• Hyundai ’89 – 2007
• Kia ’95 – 2007
• Isuzu ’84 – 2007
And many other Asian manufacturers

Combined U.S. 2007 Domestic and U.S. 2007 Asian Coverage – ET3774-16 – $599.99
• Contains combined coverage from ET3774-14 and ET3774-15.

The Mac Tools 2008 Taskmaster includes ScanMate PC Software that allows technicians to upload recordings, play back recordings, print reports, export captured data in spreadsheet format, get internet updates, email and share data recordings, view data in line graph, bar graph, meter, digital, or superimposed format.

To order the New 2008 Mac Tools Taskmaster – ET3008A, or data kits ET3774-14, ET3774-15, or ET3774-16, contact your local Mac Tools Distributor or call 1-800-MACTOOLS.

For more information on products offered by Mac Tools, visit www.mactools.com.

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