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History Mistake

This bulletin applies to 2010-2013 Chevy Equinox. A technician may note history DTCs stored immediately after vehicle service if the ECM wakes up (activates) while a 5-volt reference sensor is unplugged and the ignition is off. This may occur on any 2010-2013 vehicle that requires the GDS2 scan tool to establish vehicle communication.



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Throttle Body Relearn

This bulletin applies to 2005-2013 Honda Pilot vehicles. If you’ve cleaned or replaced the throttle body, and now you have a fluctuating idle, a MIL on with DTC P2279 (intake air system leak) and/or P0507 (idle control system rpm higher than expected), it’s likely that the throttle plate is now in a different position from the one the ECM/PCM had previously learned.


<p>Parts Plus driver Clay Millican won the 30th annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals in Topeka, Kan.</p> Parts Plus Driver Wins NHRA Top Fuel Title

The Automotive Distribution Network reports Parts Plus driver Clay Millican won Monday’s rain-delayed 30th annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals in Topeka, Kan., earning the second national event title of his Top Fuel career and his first in the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Series.


 
Acura Nut Update

Just in case you’re working on a 2014 Acura MDX, pay attention to the wheel nut specs, as nut size and torque differ from those on the 2013 MDX.


<p>(Left to right): Rusty Bishop, CEO, Federated Auto Parts; Michael Cardone III, executive chairman, Cardone Industries; and Bo Fisher, chairman, Federated Auto Parts.</p> Federated Inducts Michael Cardone Jr. into Vendor Hall of Fame

Michael Cardone Jr., co-founder of Cardone Industries, has been inducted into the Federated Auto Parts Vendor Hall of Fame.


 
<p>Note location of in-line fuse installed.</p> Probably Just a Fuse

Some 2011 Ford Fiesta vehicles may exhibit a MIL on with DTC U029F set in the PCM and/or a no-crank condition, with no communication with the PCM.


<p>More than 50 people attended the Dayco YANG Regional Meet-Up held recently in Farmington Hills, Mich.</p> Dayco Holds Regional Meeting for Young Auto Care Network Group

Dayco Products LLC helped kick-off Northwood University’s Aftermarket 101 course last week by hosting a Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) regional meeting attended by nearly 50 aftermarket professionals.


Tension Reminder

This bulletin applies to all Subaru models equipped with 1.8, 2.0, 2.2 and 2.5L EJ engines with regard to automatic timing belt tensioners. These tensioners must be compressed very slowly, and with the rod in a vertical position. Compressing them too quickly, with too much applied force, or compressing with the rod in a horizontal position may result in weakening or tensioner damage.


<p>The new Monroe ads will run in a broad range of automotive service industry publications and reach thousands of additional industry professionals.</p> Tenneco Launches 'If It Doesn't Say Monroe' Ad Campaign

Tenneco Inc. has launched an extensive print and digital advertising campaign called “If It Doesn’t Say Monroe” which highlights the quality, performance and value benefits of the Monroe brand of ride control products.


<p>Dan Risley (on left) and Robert Roos, National Pronto Association, took part in ASA&rsquo;s social activities at ASA's annual business meeting in Orlando.</p> ASA Annual Business Meeting Offered Networking and Training

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) recently held its 2018 annual meeting at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotel and Resort in Orlando, Fla.


<p>(From left): Corvette winners Jason Kool, Donald Addison, and Jason Kozak.</p> Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Awards 3 Corvettes

The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance presented car keys to the three grand prize winners of the Kentucky Horsepower Corvette Giveaway sweepstakes on May 19.


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