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Ford EGR Is Not Cool

Some 2011-2012 Ford F-Super Duty vehicles equipped with the 6.7L diesel engine may exhibit a MIL on with DTC P0401. This concern may be caused by a restricted exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooler core.


 
Chevy Transmission Issues

This bulletin applies to 2007-2008 Chevy Cobalt, Malibu and HHR vehicles equipped with the 4T45E transmission.


<p>The 16-page, illustrated, free publication includes in-depth information regarding the evolution of automotive brake system technologies as well as proven steps for identifying and correcting common brake performance issues.</p> Tenneco Offers Monroe Brakes Technician’s Guide

A comprehensive new brake system diagnosis and repair guide for professional technicians is now available from Tenneco Inc.’s Monroe Brakes brand.



 
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Preventing Power Steering Comebacks

This bulletin applies to 1997-2010 Cadillac SRX models. According to GM, an analysis of returned power steering pumps that had been replaced for noise issues, no power assist, no or low pressure and leaking conditions has indicated a high number of “No Trouble Found” results.


<p>Accepting the award are Tracer Products&rsquo; Gary Testa (right), with Spectronics&rsquo; founder and chairman Bill Cooper. In 1955, Cooper invented fluorescent leak detection for the automotive industry.</p> Tracer Products Earns Award for Market Growth Achievement

Tracer Products, the automotive division of Spectronics Corp., has earned the Tool & Equipment Distributors Associates (TEDA) 2015 President’s Award for Marketing & Growth Achievement.


 
<p>Note the location of the ABS hydraulic unit.</p> Metal Cruncher

Owners of 2008-2010 Mazda CX-9 vehicles may experience a metallic crunching/shudder effect when attempting a left or right turn with slight road incline at slow speeds of less than 9 mph.


Denso Gives $1 Million to 24 Schools to Help Skilled Trades

The Denso North America Foundation (DNAF) has awarded more than $1 million to 24 colleges and universities across North America to advance education in skilled trades, active safety and robotics programs, student vehicle teams, learning labs and more.


 
<p>Clean deposits with a cleaner-soaked rag. Do not spray directly into the throttle body.</p> Dirty Little Secret

This bulletin applies to 2010 Toyota 4Runner SR5 vehicles equipped with Electronic Throttle Control System (ETCS). The engine may be difficult to start or have an abnormally low or rough idle after the battery has been disconnected or power to the engine ECM has been interrupted.


<p>MACS member Bob Stockero (left), automotive instructor at Santa Barbara City College, accepts an an ArcticPro ACX1180C donated by Mahle Service Solutions for the college&rsquo;s tech program. Stockero is congratulated by Chuck Kinkade, business development manager for Mahle Service Solutions.</p> Mahle Service Solutions Donates A/C Machine to Santa Barbara College

Mahle Service Solutions has donated an air conditioning (A/C) service machine to the automotive technology program at Santa Barbara City College in California.


Trico Partners with United Shore Professional Baseball League

Trico Products Corp. has announced a five year partnership with the United Shore Professional Baseball League (USPBL), a professional baseball league founded in May 2016 based in Utica, Mich.


<p>New streamlined navigation allows users to search MotoSKILL&rsquo;s 145 training courses with greater efficiency.</p> MotoSKILL Shop Tech Training Introduces New Tools

MotoSKILL Shop Tech Training, the online training and ASE test prep resource from MOTOSHOP Technology Tools – a product portfolio from Advance Auto Parts Inc. is rolling out significant platform updates that make accessing and completing online training easier, more flexible and customizable for automotive repair shops.





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