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Lazy Thermometer Reflash

This bulletin applies to 2012-2013 Dodge Charger vehicles built between Jan. 12, 2012, and April 27, 2013, and equipped with Outside Temperature Display and/or Vehicle Information Center. The customer may experience a delay to update the ambient air temperature display with the actual ambient air temperature.

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Vette Relearn

Owners of 2015 - 2016 Corvette Z06 models may comment about a MIL on with a DIC message. Technicians may find DTC P2227 set in history, and the service procedure diagnostics do not repair the vehicle. An outdated calibration is causing false fails in certain vehicles.

Nominations Open for Women in Auto Care Awards

Women in Auto Care, a community of the Auto Care Association, is accepting nominations for the 2019 Women of the Year Awards. The Women of the Year Awards include “Auto Care Woman of the Year,” “Female Shop Owner of the Year” and “Auto Care Woman of Excellence” and spotlight women who have made a significant impact in the auto care industry.

The Next Big Repair Opportunity: Why It’s Not Too Soon to Start Preparing for ADAS Repairs

Sponsored by Standard Motor Products
As ADAS technologies become more common on vehicles, repair opportunities will grow. Moving forward, it will be imperative for shops and technicians to be ready to service these repairs when they arrive in their bays, especially considering that many ADAS parts are expensive, generate profit, and can be damaged by even minor collisions.

Wet Clutch

This bulletin applies to 2009-2012 Cadillac CTS-V series vehicles equipped with the Tremec 6-speed manual transmission. Some cases have been found where the clutch hydraulic system was contaminated with water.

KYB Launches Parts Pro Rewards Promotion

KYB Corp.’s parts professional promotion, “Parts Pro Rewards,” runs this month and through June.

Lincoln Program Update

Some 2011-2013 Lincoln MKX vehicles built on or before 1/23/2013 may exhibit an illuminated ABS or Advanced Trac light warning lamp with DTCs P193C and U0401.

<p>Left: Charles Harris, director of automotive aftermarket sales; rght: Ed Magruder, director of special market sales for NTN.</p> NTN Realigns its Automotive Aftermarket Sales Division

NTN, the parent company of BCA Bearings, reports it has hired Charles Harris as the director of automotive aftermarket sales and appointed Ed Magruder to the role of director of special market sales.  

<p>Note the location of the hydro bushing (large bushing at the rear of the arm) and the shield that is to be installed with three screws (seen at upper right in the drawing).</p> Noisy Ford Mustang

Some 2011-2014 Ford Mustangs may exhibit a grunt/creak/squeak noise from the front lower control arm hydro bushing. These noises may occur over large vehicle bumps like speed bumps, pot holes, rough roads and driveway approaches.

Record Number of Suppliers Take the AWDA Challenge

Distributors and suppliers who participated in the most recent Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) Business and Education Conference, and accepted the AWDA Challenge, together contributed more than $92,000 to the University of the Aftermarket Foundation.

<p>Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Vice President of Marketing JC Washbish kicked off Monday morning with an orientation breakfast.</p> Winning Technicians Enjoy the 'Orlando Experience'

Winners of Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper’s Orlando Experience technician sweepstakes, which ran from Sept. 1-Nov. 30, 2018, are now enjoying a week in Central Florida.

Perfect Equipment Brand Turns 80

In its early years, Perfect Equipment focused wholly on a single product — the wheel weight — for a single market — the U.S. Eighty years after its founding, the brand has grown into a diversified product line sold in 35 countries around the world.

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<p>The Euro Accessory Kit for the RAP 2 kit from Drew Technologies provides a faster connection for programming BMW and Mercedes-Benz vehicles.</p>
Drew Technologies Adds J2534 Programming for European Vehicles
<p>Lang Tools' new ratchet bit driver can be used with any &frac14;-inch drive bit as a ratcheting screwdriver to access restricted applications.</p>
Lang Tools Has New 6-Piece Finger Ratchet Bit Driver
<p>Arnott&rsquo;s new air springs fit the 2010-2018 Lexus GX 460, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado and 4Runner.</p>
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Arnott Offers New Air Springs for Lexus and Toyota
<p>Two AAE electric power steering (EPS) racks are available for the F-150 to cover both towing package options; both racks come with a 2-year/24,000-mile warranty.</p>
AAE Releases Remanufactured Ford F150 EPS Racks
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