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Honda Reminder

This bulletin is a reminder that applies to all Honda vehicles. When installing a new fuel pump/fuel gauge sending unit in a Honda car or truck equipped with a plastic fuel tank, don’t forget to install a new fuel tank lock nut, base basket and fuel line retainers.

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Chevy Rattle

This bulletin applies to 2009-2010 Chevy HHR vehicles. According to GM, “in rare instances” a technician may comment that they hear a short, sharp rattle noise from the front of the engine at start-up. Codes P0011, P0014, P0016 or P0017 may also be set.

Monroe Promotion Offers Savings on Brake Pads

Tenneco’s Monroe Brakes brand is offering a mail-in rebate to consumers for purchasing brake pads this spring. The Monroe Brakes “Spring Consumer” promotion offers a $15 or $30 Visa Prepaid card with the purchase of qualifying sets of ultra-premium Monroe Total Solution ceramic or semi-metallic brake pads bought now through May 31, 2018.

Faulty Ford TPS

Some 2008-2010 Ford F-250 Super Duty trucks equipped with a 5.4L engine may exhibit a MIL on with DTC P2135. Drivability symptoms may include intermittent rough idle, idle speed below specification and/or reduced power.

<p>Federated CEO Rusty Bishop (second from left) and Pronto CEO Bill Maggs (fourth from left) present SMP executives with the Outstanding Vendor of the Year award during the Automotive Parts Services Group meeting. (L to R): Paul Farwick, Bishop, Dale Burks, Maggs, Bill Collins, Ryan Kooiman, Ken Wendling and Eric Sills.</p> ‘The Group’ Honors Top Supplier Partners

Standard Motor Products (SMP) was recently honored as Outstanding Vendor of the Year by the Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) at its first combined member meeting held April 9-12 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. 

Stubborn Caddy

This bulletin applies to 2005-2011 Cadillac STS and 2004-2009 XLR models. A no-crank, no-start condition with a driver information center message of “No FOB Detected” can be caused by a low battery state of charge.

<p>Frank Frederick has been appointed executive vice president of sales for APC's combined sales team.</p> APC Automotive Technologies Names Executive VP of Sales

APC Automotive Technologies LLC (APC) reports Frank Frederick has been appointed executive vice president of sales for the combined APC sales team.

Customer has Bad Habit

This bulletin applies to 2008 and later Subaru Impreza, WRX and STI; and 2009 and later Forester manual transmission-equipped models equipped with Hill Start Assist. The Hill Start Assist (HAS) warning light may be on, accompanied by DTC C0076.

<p>Stant Corp.'s new vice president of engineering and program management is Michael Cowley.</p> Stant Has New VP of Engineering and Program Management

Michael Cowley has been named vice president of engineering and program management for Stant Corp.

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Philips Ultinon LEDs
<p>The new brake pads feature the company&rsquo;s proprietary Mu500 &ldquo;Chemically Enhanced Friction Performance and Silent On Arrival&rdquo; noise abatement technology.</p>
Centric Parts Develops Tactical Police Duty Brake Pads
<p>Monroe Quick-Strut assemblies are assembled in Tenneco&rsquo;s Paragould, Ark., facility, and feature a&nbsp;premium Monroe strut technology tuned and tested for OE-style ride and handling.</p>
Tenneco Adds 54 Quick-Strut Part Numbers
<p>KTI says the new Flare 37 degree die set creates precision 37-degree double, single and bubble flaires in seconds.</p>
KTI Introduces 37-Degree Flaring Die Adapter Kit
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