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Funky Ford TPS

Some 2008-2010 Ford F-Super-Duty vehicles equipped with the 5.4L engine may exhibit a MIL on with DTC P2135. Various other DTCs may also be present. Drivability symptoms may include intermittent rough idle, idle speed below specification and/or reduced power.

Active fuel management reprogram

This TSB applies to 2007 GM vehicles equipped with the Vortec Gen IV 6.0L V8 engine and Hydra-matic 4L60-E or 4L70-E transmissions. Models include Chevy Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban and Tahoe, and GMC Sierra, Yukon and Yukon XL.

Sensata completes purchase of TPMS manufacturer Schrader

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. has completed the acquisition of tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) manufacturer Schrader International Inc. from private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners LLC for $1 billion.

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<p>Remove the L-shaped hose (A) from the FTP sensor (B) and inspect for water and/or ice.</p> Freezing Mazda

This TSB applies to 2011 Mazda2 vehicles with DTC P0451:00 (fuel tank pressure sensor range/performance problem). This may be caused by water or snow entering and freezing in the atmosphere breather hose of the fuel tank pressure sensor (FTP).

<p>Centric Parts has doubled the size of its brake caliper remanufacturing operations in Carson, Calif.</p> Centric Parts doubles caliper remanufacturing operations

Centric Parts, a North American manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake components and systems, has doubled its brake caliper remanufacturing operations in response to heavy customer demand.

<p>Replace the sliding pin on each front caliper to eliminate the squeak complaint.</p> Infiniti squeak

When driving forward or rearward at a slow speed, a squeal or squeak noise may be heard at the front brakes of Infiniti vehicles, models 2007-2008 G35 sedan, 2008-2011 G37 coupe and 2009-2011 G37 convertible.

<p><span style="color: black; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif';">Brake Parts Inc. received more than 400,000 entries for the Raybestos Camaro sweepstakes. The winner will be announced at the Brake Parts booth during the 2014 AAPEX.<!--?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /--></span></p> Find out winner of Raybestos Camaro sweepstakes during 2014 AAPEX

Brake Parts Inc. LLC (BPI) will announce the winner of its Raybestos brand’s Camaro sweepstakes at the 2014 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) Nov. 4- 6 in Las Vegas.

<p>Lubricate the entire locating pin (E) with grease from the service kit. Install sleeves (2xF) and (2xG).</p> Volvo knock

This TSB applies to Volvo S70/V70 vehicles. A knocking or grinding sound may be heard from the steering column when driving on uneven surfaces, when turning and/or at start-up and stop.

<p>ACDelco has added 356 part numbers to its GM OE emissions line.</p> ACDelco expands GM emissions line

ACDelco has expanded its General Motors Original Equipment emissions line with 356 part numbers including fuel pipes, hoses, EGR tubes, PCV valve hoses, accelerator pedal assemblies and more that were previously dealer-exclusive items.

Made in USA: Akebono maintains quality control through U.S. manufacturing

Akebono Brake Corp. says it will continue to manufacture its entire ultra-premium ceramic disc brake pad line in the U.S., a strategy which provides exclusive control of its production processes.  

<p>A ribbon-cutting ceremony during ASA&rsquo;s open house included (from left to right): Dan Stander, Collision Division director; Roy Schnepper, secretary/treasurer; Darrell Amberson, chairman; Donny Seyfer, chairman-elect; Bob Wills, Mechanical Division director; and Gary Keyes, general director. Not pictured: Bill Moss, general director.</p> ASA holds open house for new HQ

An open house was held recently for the Automotive Service Association's (ASA) new national office in North Richland Hills, Texas. It was attended by the ASA's board of directors, staff and local business people.

<p>Courtney Riley&nbsp;will manage marketing communications in her new role at Permatex.&nbsp;</p> Courtney Riley is new marcom manager at Permatex

Permatex has named Courtney Riley marcom manager. She will be responsible for managing overall marketing communications, including new product introductions, advertising campaigns, promotional support programs, marketing research and trade shows.

Download 2015 wheel weights catalog from Plombco

Plombco Inc. has released its 2015 wheel weights catalog.

WORLDPAC opens new warehouse in Georgia

WORLDPAC Inc. has opened a new regional warehouse in Roswell, Ga. The facility offers expanded service and delivery options to independent automotive repair professionals in the greater Atlanta area. It is the fourth WORLDPAC location in Georgia.

Aftermarket buyers name DENSO their OE supplier of the year

The National Pronto Association selected DENSO Products and Services Americas Inc. for its 2014 Original Equipment Supplier of the Year Award. The organization also named DENSO its 2014 Mexico Supplier of the Year.

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