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I once had a shop manager who concentrated on the “now.” Every day was a mad dash to complete the jobs at hand. He wanted to know who was working on what, where the parts were and when everything would be done. He was constantly reacting to a customer’s...

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ASE G1: Drive Belt Inspection, Replacement

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Amateurs and Hacks Provide Job Security For Automotive Service Professionals

Two cars pull up in front of my shop. The drivers didn’t come in, but I heard the commotion from my office window. The boyfriend opens the hood of his girlfriend’s car. They both stare at the engine; she tells the boyfriend that she was supposed...

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Acura: Clunk Noise While Turning

Model: Acura RSX 2005-’06 Symptom: The front suspension makes a ­clunking noise while turning. Probable Cause: The front springs are moving on the spring seats. Corrective Action: Replace both front springs and do a four­-wheel alignment. Diagnosis:...

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Inside Import Car Collision Warning, Automatic Braking Systems

Anything that moves under its own power also has to stop, so brakes have been a safety feature on cars since day one. Over the years, technical innovations such as antilock brakes (ABS) have ­improved the ability to stop with minimal skidding on...

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Rotor Failure: Why Rotors Crack and Make Noise

The prices of rotors seem to be dropping the past few years. Call just about any parts supplier and they can quote you a vast range of prices for the same application. And when you compare the rotors side-by-side, they may look the same, but the difference...

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Wheel Bearings: Measurement and Torque

Wheel bearings are either of the ball or tapered roller variety. Front wheel bearing applications are an angular-type ball bearing, which will accept greater thrust loads than a Conrad-type bearing, and will accept a 100 percent load in the radial...

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Why Alignment Angles Change

An alignment angle doesn’t change randomly. There is a cause-and-effect relationship between external and ­internal forces that can alter the geometry of a vehicle’s suspension. Having the alignment reading for only one angle on one corner is just...

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Bendpak Breaks Ground On New Warehouse and Shipping Complex

    BendPak, Inc. announced the recent groundbreaking to celebrate beginning construction of a 67,000 square-foot multipurpose warehouse and shipping center located on 3.7 acres of land in Santa Paula, CA. The new 67,000 square-foot...

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Pulling Codes: 7 Common Causes of Misfire Codes

A flashing check engine light and a P0301 to P0312 diagnostic trouble code (DTC) is a surefire indication that one or more cylinders are misfiring. Occasional misfires may pass unnoticed, but a steady misfire is hard to miss. The engine usually feels...

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Analyzing the Cylinder Pressure Waveform from a Running Engine, Part 3

By Vasyl Postolovskyi and Olle Gladso Contributing Writers and Instructors at Riverland Technical and Community College in Albert Lea, MN   In Part 1 of this Maximizing Tools series, we discussed an alternative approach to diagnosing an engine...

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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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