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Cold Mopar

2011-2012 Dodge Caliber vehicles equipped with a 2.0L engine may experience long crank times when temperatures are between 0 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit after an eight-hour soak time. In order to correct this condition, PCM calibration has been changed to add cranking spark and reduce the start fueling.

On the Edge

Some 2012 Ford Edge vehicles built on or before 11-23-2011 and equipped with a 2.0L engine may exhibit a MIL on with DTC P00C6. In addition, a long crank time may be experienced.

<p>Mark Drennan has been named ACDelco brand general director.</p> Mark Drennan Named ACDelco General Director

General Motors Corp. reports Mark Drennan has been named ACDelco brand general director.

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Fouled Caddy

Owners of a 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid equipped (built before 9-2-2008) with a 6.0L engine may complain of an engine misfire, oil consumption, and/or an SES light.

Tenneco Starts Education Platform for Technicians and Service Writers

Tenneco Inc. has created a 360-degree training platform to support the long-term growth and profitability of automotive service businesses.

<p>Examples of low and high pressure pulse widths.</p> VW A/C Info

This bulletin applies to 2011 Volkswagen Routan and other 2000-2011 VW models with A/C and a three-wire G35 pressure sensor.

<p>Charlie Baker brings research and development experience from the OEM market, including time at General Motors and Honda.</p> Dayco Names New Leader of R&D Efforts

Dayco Products LLC has named Charles "Charlie" Baker senior vice president of research, development, and engineering (RD&E) and program management.


<p>Pressurize the EVAP system through the fresh air vent line using the tester and SST.</p> Toyota EVAP

This bulletin applies to checking EVAP performance on 2008 Toyota Yaris vehicles.

Women's Board Names 2016 Auto Care Woman of the Year

The Car Care Council Women’s Board has named Amy Bonder, vice president of sales and strategy for Bridgestone Retail Operations LLC, the recipient of its 2016 Auto Care Woman of the Year award.

Fisher Auto Parts Establishes Scholarship Program

Fisher Auto Parts, a founding Federated Auto Parts member, has established a scholarship program to support the educational goals of children and employees of Federated Car Care Center members, reports Bo Fisher, CEO of Fisher Auto Parts and chairman of Federated Auto Parts.

Cardone Creates New Structure for Sales Leadership

Cardone Industries Inc. has created three managing director roles as part of a new sales leadership structure. The three new managing directors report directly to CEO Stan Gowisnock.  

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<p>Revive Turbo Cleaner comes in two application kits, the single application for engine displacements smaller than 5 liter, and the Big-T Kit for large displacement engines.</p>
Bartec Unveils a Cleaner for Turbochargers
<p>Knipex Tools says four grooves in the jaws of its new extra long needle nose pliers hold small parts securely.</p>
Knipex Tools Designs Extra Long Needle Nose Pliers for Hard-To-Reach Areas
<p>Clore says the Pro-Logix PL5100 uses advanced microprocessor-controlled logic to precisely deliver a fully automatic charging routine designed to optimally charge and maintain each battery or battery pack serviced.&nbsp;</p>
Clore Introduces Heavy-Duty Fleet Battery Charger
<p>Penray says its new catalytic converter cleaning kit for gasoline-powered cars and light duty trucks reduces emissions by as much as 50%.</p>
Penray Offers New Catalytic Converter Cleaning Kit
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