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Some 2013-2014 Ford Focus ST vehicles may exhibit a difficult-to-start, rough running, crank-no-start, lack of power, loss of idle rpm or hesitation concerns, along with DTC P0106 and/or P0236. These conditions may be caused by a wiring concern in signal return splices.

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Jeep’s Seeing Things

This bulletin applies to 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles equipped with a 5.7L engine and built before March 12, 2013, and equipped with the Parksense FT/RR Park Assist System.

Walmart Partners With Advance Auto Parts to Open an Online Parts Store

Walmart Inc. and Advance Auto Parts Inc. plan to bring an automotive specialty store to the general merchandise retailer’s website in the first half of 2019.

GMC Mystery

This bulletin applies to 2014 GMC Sierra 2500/3500 4WD vehicles. In “rare” cases, customers may experience one or all of eight issues ranging from no vehicle power to radio clock resets.

Federal-Mogul Is Taking 8 Customers to AAPEX and SEMA

Eight customers of Federal Mogul Motorparts will enjoy the 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show and Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas, Nev., as winners of the top prize in the “Stay Cool With Wagner” promotion.

Crooked Buick Key

This bulletin applies to 2010-2014 Buick LaCrosse vehicles where an intermittent no-crank concern is found.

Mighty's Fall Promotion Pays Consumers to Care About Preventive Maintenance

Mighty Auto Parts is offering up to $130 in rebates for consumers in a promotion during October and November 2018.

<p>With the key on and engine off, visually inspect the combi-valve using a mirror and light.</p> Jetta Combi-Valve Test

For concerns with the secondary air injection system on 2009 and later Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagens equipped with the 2.5L engine, make sure that the combi-valve has been tested thoroughly. The combi-valve can be tested using the output diagnosis in address 01 0 engine electronics (ECM).

<p>Eric Trimble has stepped into a new role at Lubrication Specialties as marekting coordinator. His duties range from trade show support to e-commerce.</p> Eric Trimble Is the New Marketing Coordinator at Lubrication Specialties

Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret high performance fuel and oil additives, has added Eric Trimble to its marketing team.

Timken Releases 'Cost of Comebacks Calculator' for Shop Owners

The Timken Co. has released a “Cost of Comebacks Calculator” designed to show potential hidden costs associated with using inferior parts.

Bosch Launches Technician Nation Online Platform

The Bosch Group reports its Bosch Automotive Aftermarket division has launched Technician Nation, a new online platform for technicians to use as a resource for addressing vehicle issues.

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<p>Norbar says its PTME pneumatic wheel bolting tool is price competitive and provides the lowest cost of ownership.</p>
Norbar Offers Pneumatic Wheel Bolting Tool
<p>Two&nbsp;new Arnott-engineered rear shocks are available for 2006-2013 Mercedes-Benz&reg;&nbsp;R-Class applications with and without ADS. &nbsp;The company has also released a new remanufactured O.E. rear shock for 2003-2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and 2005-2011 CLS-Class applications with ADS and a separate O.E. rear shock for Mercedes-Benz 2013-2018 GL-Class and 2012-2018 ML-Class applications with ADS</p>
Arnott Releases Rear Shocks for Mercedes-Benz Vehicles
<p>Ken-Tool says its new Balancing Beads for Trucks provide a total wheel-end balancing solution.</p>
Ken-Tool Unveils Balancing Beads for Trucks
<p><span style="font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif';">Rotary Lift&rsquo;s new heavy duty SPO16 and SPO20 lifts have lifting capacities of 16,000 and 20,000 pounds, respectively, and can accommodate smaller vehicles, like pickup trucks and cars. The company says they are ideal for mixed fleets.</span></p>
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