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Tech Tip: Saturn Crankshaft Position Relearn/Adaptives Reset Procedure

You may see a tell-tale service light flashes after replacement of the ECC on 1996 and newer Saturn vehicles. When this occurs, a Crankshaft Adaptives Reset Procedure and Crankshaft Position Relearn Procedure (Flash) must be performed.

Mitch Schneider: At Any Rate…

I was out of the shop all day Thursday and most of Friday. Realistically, coming in just before three on a Friday afternoon didn’t seem to make much sense, but there was a “big job” that just “had to go out” – a project car with lots of hours. It seems like there is always a big job with lots of hours that just has to go out. So, let’s just say that going back to the shop on a Friday afternoon after being gone for a day-and-a-half wasn’t a first-choice option! Nevertheless, I found myself sitting at my desk at a quarter to three, drowning in a sea of unopened mail.

Consumers Can Save on Emissions Control Repairs Through Walker Catalytic Converter Promotion

Tenneco Inc., manufacturer of Walker emissions control products, will offer consumers $30 mail-in cash rebates on qualifying Walker catalytic converters purchased September 1 through October 31, 2010.

Technicians Can Earn Cash Debit Cards by Installing Walker Converters this Fall

Tenneco Inc. will offer prepaid debit cards valued at up to $60 to qualifying automotive service professionals who install select premium exhaust products this fall. Available September 1 through October 31, 2010 to members of the Tenneco Expert Plus dealer loyalty program, the Walker “Smart Choice” promotion will offer debit cards valued at $15, $30, $45 or $60 for qualifying sales of Walker premium exhaust products.

Tech Tip: Ford Truck No-Start Following CKP Replacement

After replacing the Crankshaft Position Sensor (CKP) and/or connector to correct another problem, the engine turns over, but does not start. The fuel injectors pulse a couple of times when the engine starts cranking, then they stop pulsing. There is an rpm reading on the scan data for a split second, then it goes to zero. There is no spark.

Man Arrested for Stealing 14 Catalytic Converters in Broad Daylight

Police have arrested a man for stealing 14 catalytic converters in Albemarle County, VA. The suspect used an electric Sawzall, which was connected to a generator in the bed of his truck. Police reported that the converters were sold out of the area for between $60 and $80 each. The thefts caused an estimated $23,988 in damages.

Tech Tip: Servicing Nissan with MIL On and O2 Sensor DTCs Set

If an applicable vehicle shows the MIL on and one or more of the following DTCs are stored in the ECM, then use the Service Procedure to diagnose and

Repair Shop Owner Conducts Stakeout to Capture Catalytic Converter Thieves

Tired of being robbed, the owner of a Clear Spring, MD, repair shop conducted his own overnight stakeout and caught two thieves. According to the shop owner, he has had more than 25 catalytic converters and other items stolen during the past few years.

Thieves Targeting Catalytic Converters in Wal-Mart Parking Lot [VIDEO]

Police in Atlanta, GA, say thieves have targeted vehicles parked in a Wal-Mart parking lot several times during the past month. With the right saw, it only takes the thieves a minute or two steal a catalytic converter.

Scrap Metal Task Force Catching Catalytic Converter Thieves in Oregon

Catalytic converter thieves can make up to $1,000 a night. To combat this, a newly formed scrap metal task force in Washington County, Oregon, is arresting catalytic converter thieves when they attempt to sell their stolen converters to area recyclers.

Nearly 250 Catalytic Converters Stolen from Litchfield, CT, Business

Jeffrey Dinwell told a reporter from WFSB-TV Channel 3 that someone broke into Ding’s Auto Salvage Yard this past weekend and stole nearly 250 catalytic converters. The catalytic converters were locked in a storage container, but that didn’t deter the thieves.

Catalytic Converter Thieves in Bloomington, IN, Caught on Tape [VIDEO]

Surveillance video at World Wide Automotive Service in Bloomington, IN, shows a thief as he moves from vehicle to vehicle stealing the catalytic converters off eight vehicles.