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Computer Prank

This bulletin applies to 2014 Chevy Malibu vehicles. A technician may find when performing a DTC check using a scan tool that the Multi-axis Acceleration Sensor Module has a DTC U0121 (loss of communication with the EBCM) set in history.

Super Duty DTC

Some 2011-2014 Ford F-Super Duty trucks equipped with a 6.7L diesel engine may exhibit an illuminated MIL and DTC P2043. This DTC sets due to a fault in the reductant heater assembly.

Rancho ‘Shocktober’ Promotion Offers Savings on Shocks and Struts

Tenneco Inc. reports from Sept. 1 through Oct. 31, 2017, qualifying two- and four-product Rancho shock and strut purchases will earn buyers up to $80 back in redemptions via a mail-in Visa Prepaid card* in its new Rancho “Shocktober” Promotion.

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Choking VW

This bulletin applies to 2013 Volkswagen Routan and all other models equipped with a TDI engine. If you receive a complaint of low power with a TDI engine, check the mass airflow sensor reading in measuring block, group 00, field 10.

Ride Control Adds 125 Gabriel Products

Ride Control LLC is adding 125 Gabriel products to 11 product lines for 62 vehicle models.  

<p>Note the engine rear main seal condition, with sealing lip folded back as a result of excess crankcase pressure.</p> Pop Goes the Rear Mainseal

Some owners of 2011 Buick Regal vehicles equipped with a 2.4L engine may complain of an engine oil leak that appeared in extremely cold ambient temperatures (generally 0 degrees Fahrenheit or colder). They may also comment that they heard a single “pop” noise immediately before the oil leak started.

Women in Auto Care Awards 22 Scholarships

Women in Auto Care (formerly Car Care Council Women’s Board) has awarded $65,000 in scholarships to 22 female students who are studying to enter the auto care industry in 2017.

<p>Note the location of the potentially loose ground connection on the engine block near the starter.</p> Loose BMW Ground

This bulletin applies to 2013 BMW 320i vehicles produced in Germany up to March 20, 2012, (identified with an “F” in the chassis number; or produced in South Africa up to Oct. 1, 2012), where the engine may not start due to a loose ground.

Learn 10 Steps for Daily Two-Post Lift Inspection in Short Rotary Lift Video

The latest Rotary Lift “90 Second Know How” video outlines 10 steps technicians take at the start of every shift to ensure their two-post lifts are operating properly.

<p>Dale Hopkins (far right), chief information officer at AAPA, leads a breakout table on MyPlace4Parts and e-Commerce.</p> AAPA Holds Sales and Marketing Forum

The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance (AAPA) welcomed 80 Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper representatives to New Orleans, La., recently for its annual Sales and Marketing Forum.

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<p>VSG says its new line of Rotary tire changers has a machine to suit every budget and volume of business.</p>
VSG Introduces Line of Rotary Tire Changers
<p>The new Robinair Refrigerant Oil Pump Pump is compatible with any cordless drill to drive the pump and fits most 1-gallon bottles.</p>
New Robinair Refrigerant Oil Pump Is Designed to Speed A/C Service
<p>Philips Ultinon LED lights are offered in cool blue, intense red, intense amber and 6000K bright white.</p>
Philips Ultinon LEDs Fit A Wide Range of Applications
<p>Continental&rsquo;s line of VDO blower motors is designed for direct replacement on light trucks, vans, and SUVs.</p>
Continental Offers VDO Blower Motors
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