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Fuel Trims And AFR Sensors

Fuel trims are a difficult topic to cover in a matter of a few pages. But this summer, an old friend and former teaching partner arrived at our local car show with the check engine light illuminated on his 2004 Holden Monaro, which was imported from...

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Preventive Maintenance Profits: Preferred Automotive, Jenkintown, PA

With the summer months heating up and cross-country road trips beginning, many people want to make sure their vehicles are prepped for the long haul. For the first-ever July edition of Maintenance Chronicles, we will focus on Preferred Automotive Specialists,...

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Toyota Charging System Diagnostics

According to my experience, I estimate that replacing the alternator solves 95% of all charging system failures. If that’s true, what happens in the remaining 5% of charging system failures that results in customer comebacks? To explore charging system...

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Making Sense Of Steering Angle Sensor Input And Data

Measuring the­ ­position angle, rate of turn and force of the steering wheel is critical for Electronic Stability Control (ESC) systems. Scan tools call these Steering Angle Sensors (SAS) and typically display the information in degrees. The SAS...

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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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Tire Tread Wear: Causes And Symptoms

Understanding Tire Tread Wear Tire tread wear can tell you a lot about a suspension. Most specifically, it can tell you if the angles, inflation and components are within specification. Here are the most common tread wear patterns and what causes them. Over-inflated...

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Preventive Maintenance Profits: Preferred Automotive, Jenkintown, PA

With the summer months heating up and cross-country road trips beginning, many people want to make sure their vehicles are prepped for the long haul. For the first-ever July edition of Maintenance Chronicles, we will focus on Preferred Automotive Specialists,...

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GM HVAC Door Actuator Motors: Operation And Calibration

GM Electrically Driven Actuator Motors Long gone are the cables and rods jutting out of the firewall to operate the heater control valve or a vacuum unit pulling a blend door open. These days, it’s electrically driven actuator motors (modules) accomplishing...

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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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The 5050CL8 900 Lumen, 8W COB Light Reel features a 50’ 18/2 SJT cord, an integrated magnet and folding swivel hook. Read More

TOOLS

The 1056-XL and 1076-XL offer 550 ft.-lbs. of torque and weigh only 2.5 lbs. Both have patented AIRCAT comfort handle grip and silencing technology. Read More

EQUIPMENT

Pacific Automotive's Model 2000 Air Over Hydraulic 30 ton press comes with more than 30 standard accessories. And now the Model 2000 press comes with an upgraded bearing splitter.Read More

SUPPLIES

The Memory Saver allows you to disconnect a vehicle’s battery without losing electronic presets like radio and clock settings, seat positions, GPS and keyless entry codes. Read More

Equipped with a 6’ hose and powered by two AAA batteries, the Accu-Flate XL measures, inflates and deflates tires with advanced precision. Read More

The 1056-XL and 1076-XL offer 550 ft.-lbs. of torque and weigh only 2.5 lbs. Both have patented AIRCAT comfort handle grip and silencing technology. Read More

The Memory Saver allows you to disconnect a vehicle’s battery without losing electronic presets like radio and clock settings, seat positions, GPS and keyless entry codes. Read More

Ullman Devices introduces its HTK-2 Rectangular Inspection Mirror, which telescopes from 6-3/4" to 29-3/4". Its all-angle ball joint holds the mirror head firmly at any angle.Read More

The heavy-duty portable power unit includes light diagnostics, displaying voltage output of the vehicle battery, voltage output of the vehicle alternator and 7' DC cables. Read More

The 580 Series (37 Hole) Hex Bit Organizer holds 37 of your most frequently used Hex Bits in a small space. Its magnetic, compact design allows you to save time, stay organized and securely move, store and use your 1/4” hex bits. Read More
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Oil Bath Air Filters

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