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Honda Civic: Failed PCMs And CAN System Diagnostics

It’s not unusual for me to get help requests through my e-mail. Sometimes it’s from working technicians, other times it’s from vehicle owners who can’t get their problems solved through professional repair shops. In early 2014, I received one...

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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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GM Power Steering Noise/Leaks

GM: Power Steering Noise/Leaks from Power Steering Pump, Gear or High Pressure Hose During Extreme Low Temperature Conditions MODELS: -2009-2015 Buick LaCrosse (Equipped with Hydraulic Power Steering) -2010-2013 Buick Regal -2012-2015 Buick...

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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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Solving Carbon Deposits In Direct Fuel Injection Engines

Symptom: Misfire codes, stumbling and suspicious fuel trim numbers. On a scan tool, the engine may show a loss in volumetric efficiency. The driver may complain about a loss of power, poor fuel economy and hard starts. Cause: Carbon deposits on...

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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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This year’s Summer Tech Week will be held June 13-16 at the Marriott Troy in Troy, MI. Attendees will meet with FCA, Ford and V/W Audi at their facilities. Read More

TOOLS

The OEMTOOLS Mighty Compact 1/2" Impact Wrench's ultra-compact size fits into spaces that regular size impact wrenches do not – great for working in areas such as transmissions and engine work.Read More

EQUIPMENT

Smooth scissor lift offers productivity, reliability and easy operation in a small footprint

Rotary Lift engineered the RLP77 scissor lift with a built-in dampener system that allows it to quickly, steadily and smoothly descend all the way to the floor. Read More

SUPPLIES

The wipes are specially designed to make a brake rotor installation and service easier and cleaner. The formula helps to promote proper pad wear-in, and contains no VOCs. Read More

Safely remove all frozen hubs instantly with LTI Tools’ Universal Hub Shocker Wheel Bearing Hub Removal Tool. Read More

The OEMTOOLS Mighty Compact 1/2" Impact Wrench's ultra-compact size fits into spaces that regular size impact wrenches do not – great for working in areas such as transmissions and engine work.Read More

The wipes are specially designed to make a brake rotor installation and service easier and cleaner. The formula helps to promote proper pad wear-in, and contains no VOCs. Read More
leak detection

The Redline Detection PowerSmoke PRO High Pressure Diagnostic Leak Detector finds high pressure leaks, such as turbo housing, intake exhaust and head gasket leaks, that are costing you time and money. Read More

Designed for tough service station environments, the ATEQ VT36 is affordable, making the tool accessible for shops, enabling them to reset 100% of Direct Type Non-OBD II relearned vehicles. Read More

These HZ668-1 tools are designed to easily position small, rounded VDO REDI Sensors into their rubber containers. Read More
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GF-6 Oil Specification: What It Means For Your Shop

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Hunter's Quick Check And Quick Tread Fully Integrated With AutoServe1

Hunter Engineering’s Quick Check and Quick Tread now fully integrate with the AutoServe1 digital vehicle inspection and customer communication system. According to AutoServe1, its product is one of...More

LTI Tools Offers Universal Wheel Bearing Hub Removal Tool

Safely remove all frozen hubs instantly with LTI Tools’ Universal Hub Shocker Wheel Bearing Hub Removal Tool (LT830A). Its universal fit mounts to all axle bolted hubs – 5-, 6- and 8-lug hubs....More

TrakMotive Introduces New Replacement Intermediate Shafts

Trakmotive has announced the release of two new intermediate shafts to complement the company’s axle program. These units are currently in stock and ready to ship. TrakMotive recommends replacing...More

Continental Announces New VDO Xtreme LED Tachometer

Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket has announced the new VDO Xtreme LED Tachometer for street rod and hot rod enthusiasts. The company says it provides easy programmability, a top range...More

GM TPMS Tips

Shops should use a TPMS tool that can reset the sensor positions after rotation. There is a method in the owner’s manual to “match” the sensors that involves deflating a tire for eight seconds. On...More