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Glitch May Slow Your Mustang Down

Some 2011-2014 Ford Mustangs equipped with a 6R80 transmission and built on or before 4-8-2013 may exhibit a transmission engagement in 5th gear when starting. The “wrench” indicator and/or the seat belt minder may be illuminated, and the speedometer may read zero and the odometer may display dashes when driving.

Ram Reprogram

Owners of a 2011-2012 Ram 1500 pickup truck may see a “Service 4WD” light in the Cabin Compartment Node (CCN). The technician may find DTC C2201 (FDCM/DTCM internal DTC) set in the DTCM. When the system detects this, it shuts down the 4WD capability for the remainder of the drive cycle.

Ford Overhauls Motorcraft Product Line's Inventory and Pricing

Ford Motor Co. is streamlining inventory and reducing prices in its Motorcraft product line. The product actions are scheduled for the third quarter of 2016 and are designed to help shops and suppliers.

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Funky Caddy Button

This bulletin applies to 2011 Cadillac Escalade models. The IPC backlighting may remain on with the ignition off.

Advance Auto Parts Names 2016 Vendor of the Year

Advance Auto Parts Inc. presented its 2016 Vendor of the Year awards during the company’s annual vendor summit held this week.


<p>Note the location of the ground point near the starter.</p> Bad BMW Ground

This bulletin applies to 2014 BMW 328i models. One or more of the following conditions may be present: engine will not start; engine stops running...  

ASA Offers Third Annual Safety Inspection Forum

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) and ASA-Texas will host its third annual safety inspection forum in Houston on Oct. 19, 2016. The Forum’s mission is to raise awareness about the importance of periodic vehicle inspection programs to motorist’s safety and develop strategies to protect these programs nationwide.

<p>Note the location of the boost vacuum purge harness tee.</p> Fiat Turbo Tee Trouble

A 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth may experience a MIL illumination along with code P1CEA (Boost Side EVAP Purge System Performance) set active or stored. This applies to vehicles equipped with a 1.4L turbo engine built before April 25, 2012.

Automotive Distribution Network's 2018 Convention Will Be at Disney World

The Automotive Distribution Network (Network) will be hosting its 14th Network National Convention at the Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., March 15-18, 2018.

Automotive Parts Associates Establishes Scholarship Opportunities

Automotive Parts Associates (APA) has established a scholarship program for the children of APA shareholders and their employees in conjunction with the University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF). Once a student applies for an APA scholarship, the applicant will also be considered for UAF and other scholarships.

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<p>SmartSnap is the first convertible snap-ring plier with quick-release tips made of hardened steel with anti-slip ends for durability and a dependable grip, according to PM Holdings.</p>
GTE Tools Introduces Convertible Snap-Ring Pliers With Quick Release Tips
<p>Mahle says the Mahle Original head set for the 6.0L PowerStroke is the most complete set available in the industry.</p>
Mahle Original Gasket Head Set for Ford Powerstroke has 193 Components
<p>Forward Lift says its new F10 two-post lift has a multi-stage two- and three-arm design that makes it equally adept at symmetrically holding heavier vehicles and asymmetrically holding lighter ones.</p>
Forward Lift Unveils a Two-Post Lift for Servicing a Wide Range of Vehicles
<p>Power window switches and power door lock actuators are among the new parts from SMP.</p>
Switches and Sensors Are Part of SMP's Latest Release
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