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According to Chevy, before a late-model vehicle’s engine oil change, a technician may notice that the engine oil has a yellow-green or orange tint that could be mistaken for crankcase contamination.

Reprogram for the MIL

Some 2012 Ford Explorers equipped with a 2.0L GTDI (gasoline turbocharged direct injection) engine and built on or before 8-17-2011 may exhibit a MIL on with DTC P1289 (cylinder head temperature sensor circuit high) and/or P1290 (cylinder head temperature sensor circuit low) stored in the PCM memory.

Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Kicks Off 'Great Hawaiian Getaway' Promotion

The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance’s Hawaiian Getaway Promotion is open to any technicians of participating Auto Value or Bumper to Bumper locations. The promotion runs from Oct. 1, 2016, through Nov. 30, 2016.

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Rough Mazda With No DTC

This bulletin applies to 2009 Mazda Tribute models. Some vehicles may exhibit a rough idle when the engine is cold, under load (such as A/C on) and in Drive range. All ignition and fuel system tests may pass and there are no DTCs.

‘Search for a Champion’ Contest Has Bigger Payout and New Category

Federal-Mogul Motorparts is extending its “Search for a Champion” sponsorship contest to a larger audience and increasing the program’s awards payout for 2017.

Audi Brake and Throttle No-No

This bulletin applies to 2010 Audi Q7 models. The engine may lack power or will not move after a stop. The engine returns to an idle speed of about 1,400 rpm even with the accelerator pedal depressed. The condition is likely caused by the brake and accelerator pedals being depressed at the same time.

Bosch Expands OTC TPMS Tool Coverage to Model Year 2016 Vehicles

Bosch Automotive Service Solutions has released 3834UPD, a software update for the OTC TPR 3834 standalone tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) activation tool.


Caddy Blip

This bulletin applies to 2011 Cadillac DTS models. Some customers may complain about door locks cycling while driving, an intermittent no-start, a Service Stabilitrak DIC message and the speedometer and tachometer freezing while driving.

Centric Parts Hires 3 for Its Sales Team

Centric Parts has hired three aftermarket industry veterans to fill key positions as the company expands its sales and management team.

Akebono Adds 16 Part Numbers to 3 Brake Pad Lines

Akebono Brake Corp. has added 16 part numbers to its Pro-Act, Performance and Euro premium ceramic brake pad lines, expanding coverage to more than 4.6 million additional late-model domestic, European and Asian vehicles.

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<p>StopTech Kit options for the 1989-2015 Miata vary depending on engine size and rear brake selection. All kits include 2-piece StopTech pillar vane rotors, StopTech 4-piston calipers, StopTech stainless steel lines, and all necessary hardware.</p>
Centric Parts Releases StopTech Brake Kits for Mazda Miatas
<p>AME International says Dura-Flate measures, inflates, and deflates tires with advanced precision.</p>
AME International's Digital Tire Inflator Is Designed for Durability
<p>Arnott says part number SK-2867 for the Mercedes-Benz&nbsp;is custom-tuned for an OE-like ride, replaces the OE shock without any modifications, and has a protective dust boot.</p>
Arnott Has a New Rear Shock for Mercedes-Benz
<p>ACDelco Professional air filters are available in both carbon and non-carbon paper filter media.</p>
ACDelco Expands Professional Air Filters Line
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