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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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ZF 8-Speed Transmission Replacement

The ZF 8HP transmission made its debut in 2009, and since its introduction, has been one of the top choices for international car manufacturers. BMW, one of ZF’s largest customers, uses the 8HP across its entire product portfolio. BMWs featuring...

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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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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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Using Your Oscilloscope: Current Ramp Test Ignition Coils

Regardless of design configuration, the role of the ignition coil is to multiply battery voltage into high voltage. Following Ohm’s law for the conversion of volts to amperes, oil-filled coils generally require 3 to 5 amperes of primary current...

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Serial Data Bus Diagnostics

Understanding The Function of Serial Data Buses If serial data buses did not exist, a wiring harness would have to be five times its normal size and use twice as many sensors to deliver the same level of functionality and safety we see in the modern...

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Throttle-By-Wire Codes: P1512 On 2002 GMC Envoy

The PCM continuously monitors the commanded and actual throttle positions. The commanded throttle position is compared to the actual throttle position based on ­accelerator pedal position and possibly other limiting factors, and both values should...

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The patented vision system determines wheel dimensions and wheel runout measurements on the Road Force Elite to save time, eliminate data entry errors, ensure accuracy and enhance ease-of-use. Read More

TOOLS

Designed to tackle any project that requires heat, the Titan Pro V55 has 55 different temperature settings from 120° to 1,200° F, a five-speed fan and a convenient base for hands-free operation. Read More

EQUIPMENT

The RS Series 41” chest and roller cabinet features the HMC High Security Tubular Locking System as well as replaceable ball-bearing drawer slides, a heavy-duty push handle, full-length aluminum drawer pulls and full extension gas struts. Read More

SUPPLIES

Turn any space into a work area with the Surface. The built-in hardware trap ensures that you never lose another bolt. Cleverly designed stainless steel hardware adds functionality with ruled edges, a protractor corner and bottle opener. Read More

The two-bay cradle can charge either one Streamlight 18650 Li-Ion battery or two batteries simultaneously, charging a single battery in as little as 3.5 hours. Read More

The RS Series 41” chest and roller cabinet features the HMC High Security Tubular Locking System as well as replaceable ball-bearing drawer slides, a heavy-duty push handle, full-length aluminum drawer pulls and full extension gas struts. Read More

The Wheel Hub Grinder Type I (P/N 433 502/M) from Mueller-Kueps delivers a special grinder for cleaning the wheel centering device as well as the attachment area between the wheel and hub. Read More

Designed to tackle any project that requires heat, the Titan Pro V55 has 55 different temperature settings from 120° to 1,200° F, a five-speed fan and a convenient base for hands-free operation. Read More

The Antenna Wrench II works as a two-, three- and four-notch bezel nut wrench for removal of antennas on vehicles that can become difficult, especially those with a raised hood design. Read More

The Accu-Flate XL efficiently and accurately measures, inflates and deflates tires with advanced precision. Its backlit LCD screen with an auto-off function also preserves battery life. Read More
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