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The Hybrid to Hell

Some 2005-2012 Ford Escape Hybrid models may exhibit a concern wherein the engine stalls soon after starting. This may actually be a crank/no-start condition being misdiagnosed due to the unique design characteristics of the hybrid powertrain system.  DTC P0A7D (battery pack state of charge low) and/or P1A0C (engine disabled) may be present.

<p>The revised turbo air duct features glued-in-place insulators to prevent separation.</p> Turbo Air Leak

This bulletin applies to 2005-2012 Subaru Legacy and Outback models equipped with the 2.5L turbocharged engine. Also included are 2009-2013 Forester Turbo and 2008-2014 Impreza WRX and STI.

<p>Women learned how to change a flat tire, what to look for under the hood, the safe way to jump start a vehicle and how to prevent the five most common mistakes that can cost drivers big time.</p> American & Import Auto Repair Hosts Women’s Car Care Clinic

In honor of National Car Care Month, Federated Car Care Center member American & Import Auto Repair recently conducted a women’s car care clinic at its location in Johnson City, Tenn.

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This bulletin applies to 2012 Chrysler Grand Voyager vehicles equipped with a 3.6L engine and built before June 25, 2012. The customer may experience a MIL on and the technician may find DTC P0108 (manifold absolute pressure sensor circuit high).

<p>Key features of the new Raybestos eCatalog include: competitor interchanges, enhanced sorting and filtering, buyers guides and search history.</p> Brake Parts Inc Launches New Raybestos eCatalog

Brake Parts Inc has released a completely new Raybestos eCatalog, built using state-of-the-art technology for optimal performance. Whether working from a desktop, smartphone or tablet, customers will be able to accurately and efficiently find the part and application data they need.

<p>Don&rsquo;t try to save the original painted antenna housing. Audi does not want you to dismantle these units. Paint the new housing to match.</p> Grab Your Paint Gun

This bulletin applies to Audi models equipped with a satellite antenna module, such as the 2012 A4/S4.

<p>Initial offerings of Ford's new Omnicraft brand parts include oil filters, brake pads and rotors, brake calipers, loaded struts, and starters and alternators.</p> Ford’s New Omnicraft Brand Parts Are Available Across the U.S.

Ford Motor Co.’s new Omnicraft brand of replacement parts for all makes of non-Ford vehicles are now stocked at Ford and Lincoln dealerships across the U.S.

<p>Look for a stamped letter on the liftgate strut brackets. If the vehicle is equipped with a power system, and brackets are stamped with the letter &ldquo;M&rdquo;, replace the brackets with the part numbers provided here.</p> Lame Liftgate

An owner of a 2010-2013 Chevy Equinox or GMC Terrain may complain about a power liftgate that does not stay fully open or drifts down a few inches before coming to a rest.

<p>The initial step in the modification is the removal and disassembly of the 5.0-liter engine. All parts will be inspected and the engine will be reassembled with Mahle Original parts.</p> Work Begins on Mahle Ford Mustang at Petty’s Garage

Mahle Aftermarket Inc. reports work has begun at Petty’s Garage in Randleman, N.C., on the grand prize in the Mahle “Drive with the Original” technician promotion – a custom, twin-turbo Mahle Ford Mustang.

Akebono Launches 'Spring Brake Rewards' Promotion

Akebono Brake Corp. is rewarding professional technicians for installing Akebono Ultra-Premium ceramic disc brake pads. The Akebono “Spring Brake Rewards” program runs April 10 through May 31, 2017.

YourMechanic Names Castrol Its Motor Oil Supplier

YourMechanic Services Inc., a national on-demand repair service, has named the Castrol Motor Oil division of BP Lubricants USA Inc. its exclusive motor oil supplier.

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<p>Bosch says all premium QuietCast Disc Brake Pads feature friction formulas specific to the application &ndash; semi-metallic, NAO or copper-free ceramic &ndash; and include synthetic lubricant for all applications.</p>
Bosch Expands Braking and Rotating Machine Product Lines
<p>Delphi says the nearly 2,000 parts in its new steering and suspension portfolio are designed and manufactured to ensure they operate to OE specifications. The company plans to expand coverage through 2020. </p>
Delphi Introduces a Steering and Suspension Line in North America
<p>Continental Commercial Vehicles &amp; Aftermarket says below-dealer pricing makes its VDO brand fan assemblies an economical choice for shops.</p>
VDO Fan Assemblies Are Ready to Install
<p>Liqui Moly radiator cleaner is simply added to the cooling water, then the radiator is switched on and the motor left to run. The active ingredients then dissolve deposits, slime and dirt.</p>
Liqui Moly Radiator Cleaner Removes Deposits
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