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Bimmer diesel DEF

This TSB applies to 2011 BMW E90 vehicles equipped with the M57Y diesel engine. The Service Engine Soon lamp may be illuminated, with code FC 4D35 (reducing agent metering valve plausibility) stored in the DDE 7.3.

GM MDI cable issue

Owners of various 2010-2013 GM vehicles may experience a Service Stability/Traction message, if the vehicle is equipped with electric steering.

DENSO expands starter/alternator coverage

DENSO Products and Services Americas Inc. reports 238 new part numbers have been added to its latest starter and alternator catalog (SA-CAT-0314), expanding coverage to a total of more than 201.6 million units in operation (UIO) for alternators and 200.5 million UIO for starters.

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Ram towing woes

Owners of 2011 RAM 3500, 4500/5500 Cab Chassis vehicles may notice a difficulty in climbing steep grades at maximum gross combined weight rating while the vehicle is in third and fourth gears. This usually happens when towing a trailer. This could also be described as a lug-down feeling in third and fourth gear.

Innova launches new website

Innova Electronics Corp. has launched a new website at to showcase the company’s automotive tools for diagnosing computerized vehicles.

Nissan no-start

This bulletin has been developed to address complaints of an engine which cranks normally but is difficult to start or will not start at all.

Pep Boys announces financial results and growth plans

The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack reported a net loss of $3.3 million on net sales of $495.7 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 ended Feb. 2, 2014. In the year-ago quarter, the company reported a net loss of $14.5 million and net sales of $530.8 million.

<p>4G69 engines produced from June 11, 2007 eliminate the accumulator.</p> Mitsubishi head change

Due to the elimination of the accumulator in the 4G69 engine cylinder head, the mounting hole has also been eliminated.

The Network launches website for Auto Pride division

The Automotive Distribution Network has launched a new website to complement the latest program offerings of its Auto Pride division, according to Mike Lambert, president of the Network.

APA cooperative adds new member

Gary Martin, president & CEO of Automotive Parts Associates (APA), reports the group has added a new member; All European Auto Supply Inc.

<p>Terry McCormack has been named executive chairman of Cardone's board of directors.</p> Cardone appoints Terry McCormack executive chairman of the board

Cardone Industries Inc. announced that Terry McCormack has been appointed executive chairman of the board of directors. McCormack succeeds Michael Cardone Jr., who will continue as director and owner, and will become chief strategy officer.

Ford to keep pricing and warranty structures for Motorcraft batteries

Ford Motor Co. announced it will maintain it pro-rated battery warranty and family pricing structures for its Motorcraft batteries. The company says the after parts industry as a whole is moving in the opposite direction.

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Versatile Bee Line Alignment System handles small cars, HD trucks

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